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How to Improve Your Sleep in Three Steps

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Your sleep quality is vital for your physical and mental health. The problem is that modern humans are known to suffer from disrupted circadian rhythm. It is your body’s inner clock that regulates your sleep-wake cycle. And once it is altered, the chances are that you will experience sleeping difficulty. 

If you have that condition by the time you’re reading this, then please read through because we have the solution for you. If you don’t take this information as precautionary steps. 

1. Set Up Your Bedroom Properly

bedroom decorationYour exercise habit and your diet certainly play a role in determining your sleeping quality, but actually, so does the Interior Design of your bedroom. Modern humans are overly exposed to illumination. We have lights on vehicles, billboards, offices, buildings, and our bedroom. This condition alters our body’s perception of day and night. As a result, sleep disorders become common. Therefore, don’t make your bedroom as one of the causes. 

First, you have to check if the lamps there can be dimmed or not. Many people think that buying bedroom lamps is not worth the money, but the truth is it can actually affect your sleeping quality. You need lighting with warm nuance so that you can be comfortable. Another benefit is that dimmed light does not shock your sight when you wake up. 

Second, pay attention to the paint on the wall. Painting the bedroom white can amplify the light intensity. Blue, orange, and green are the top three colors that can help to induce sleep. 

2. Break Your Sedentary Habits

a sitting manAnother bad habit of modern humans is their sedentary lifestyle. Now, let’s count how many hours you spend on sitting. At the office, you probably need to be on your seat for 6 to 7 hours. At home, since you are tired from your work, you spend another 3 or 4 hours on the couch for TVs. When you’re on a vehicle, you sit again. You may not be aware of it, but more than 60% of your waking time is sedentary. 

Therefore, try to be more physically active as much as you can. And it doesn’t mean that you must change your physical routines drastically. For example, you can start improving your life by preferring to take a walk to the office instead of riding on a taxi. 

3. Change Your Diet for Better

a syringe and a spoon of sugarIf your body is not fit, it can’t rejuvenate itself even with sleep. And your body is primarily affected by the foods you feed it with. Today, we have sugar in everything we consume, while it is more addictive than cocaine and way more harmful than fat. Overconsumption of sugar leads to obesity, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes type 2, and cancers. Therefore, cut your sugar consumption. It is on your doughnuts, juices, sweets, cakes, cookies, and snacks. Substitute them with fruits or salads, instead.

How To Get Rid Of Tooth Sensitivity At Home

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Cold, hot, sweet and sour foods can trigger some sharp, sudden pain that gets to your teeth nerve endings. This causes discomfort called tooth sensitivity. It can be due to tooth decay, worn fillings, exposed roots of gum disease.

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Coconut oil is an antibacterial agent, and it helps to reduce the plaque present on the teeth. Oil improves overall oral health and prevents problems such as bad breath, toothaches as well as gum disease. Swishing coconut oil spitting and rinsing your mouth with warm water helps tooth sensitivity.

Salt Water

Salt water helps to relieve tooth sensitivity by balancing pH levels in your mouth. This way it creates an alkaline environment where harmful bacteria cannot survive. Mix salt with a cup of warm water and using the solution to wash our mouth. You then rinse with clean water at least twice a day.

Cloves and Clove Oil

Cloves improve oral health due to their antibacterial, anesthetic and anti-inflammatory properties which help to fight oral infections and reduce tooth pain. They are also used to reduce tooth sensitivity.
Grind cloves and mix with olive oil then apply on the affected teeth and allow it to rest for about 30 minutes. Rinse the mouth with warm water.

 Guava Leaves

When you are suffering from sharp pain because of tooth sensitivity, try using guava leaves. Guava leaves contain flavonoids, such as quercetin, kaempferol, rutin with anti-inflammatory, analgesic properties, and free-radical activity. Thus, it helps relieve tooth sensitivity and toothache. Chew tender, fresh guava leaves for a few minutes and then spit it.

Garlic

Garlic helps combat tooth sensitivity. It is high in allicin making it a powerful antibacterial agent and an anaesthetic. It reduces pain resulting from tooth sensitivity and abscess infection. Besides, it kills the germs that cause oral infections and cavities. Mixing crushed garlic cloves, with water and some salt. Apply it directly on the affected tooth.Let it sit for several minutes before rinsing it off with warm salt water.

Raw Onion

Onion contains quercetin flavonoids, which possess anti-inflammatory properties. This helps provide relief from pain caused by sadfghjkljhgfdsadfghjkljhgfdsdfghjhgfddfgtooth sensitivity. The antimicrobial properties of onion help kill the harmful bacteria in the mouth that cause oral infections. Cut onions into small sizes that will fit comfortably in your mouth. Put the cut slice on the affected teeth and allow for 10 minutes. Rinse your mouth with salt water to prevent onion breath. Repeat a few times daily for a few days.

Before you seek medical advice, try these simple home remedies to help relieve tooth sensitivity.

How To Reduce A Fever In Babies

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A fever can be a sign of illness though not always. Doctors say fever is a response of the immune system of a child to infections. Healthy children tolerate fever well, and it does not last more than five minutes usually. Viral infection is among the most common causes of fever in babies. It may also be due to teething. In younger babies, you should take it serious as it may be a severe infection.

Ways to reduce your baby’s fever

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Giving your baby a lukewarm bath helps relax the baby. This way it helps to regulate the temperature of the body. In case your baby is less than six months give a lukewarm bath thrice a day. For older babies, you can bath them regularly with lukewarm water.

Cold compresses

When your baby has a fever, the first step should be to put a wet washcloth on their forehead. As the water evaporates from your baby’s skin, it draws out the fever as well, and the temperature comes down almost immediately. Soak a washcloth in water in a bowl and place on your baby’s forehead. When it is dry, soak it and repeat the process until the fever is no more.

 Brest milk

Breast milk is excellent for babies less than six months when they have a fever. Breast milk balances nutrients that strengthen the weak immune system of your baby and fight baby’s illness. It is easily and quickly digestible. It is also vital as it will properly hydrate the baby which is necessary for your baby’s recovery. Breastfeed your young baby frequently and keep them upright while breastfeeding as this makes them comfortable.

More fluids

It isessential to increase your baby’s fluid intake when they develop a fever. The fluid helps cool them down and consequently replace the fluid they lose through sweat. Dehydration leads to complications and delays recovery from fever. When babies have a fever, they refuse many fluids so give them small amounts often. Give oral rehydration as well as lukewarm water to replenish electrolytes and fluids.

Clothe your baby comfortable

Building up babies with layers of blankets or clothing is a mistake that you should avoid. This is because it can make clotheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeetemperatures higher for the baby or make temperatures not go down. Babies can regulate their temperatures so bundling them in layers make it harder for them. Use a single layer of light clothing. Also, ensure your baby’s room is comfortable not too hot.

You can use these tips to cool your baby when they have a fever. Remember however to seek medical advice should the fever persist.