Do you ever just want to bite someone's head off when they tell you that they are a morning person? I do. To me, there is nothing fun about waking up at the crack of dawn, especially to go to work. For years, I was living the "restaurant life", which meant clocking out around midnight then going directly to some party. It was unusual for me to be up before eleven the next day. Since those years, which I fondly refer to as "college", I have gradually become accustomed to getting to bed at a decent hour, and waking earlier for my jobs in the non profit sector. I liked the fact that I had a schedule and felt good about contributing more to society than Lobsteritas and all-you-can-eat shrimp (not that there's anything wrong with that, I give major props to those in the restaurant biz and I still serve part time!). The one thing I hated was the getting up early part. But it wasn't anything compared to life at present.
Now that I have been promoted to deli manager at the health food ...
The Alternative Medicine site at About.com describes acupressure as "The application of pressure to certain points along the flow of energy or "qi" in the body. This therapy is used to promote health, prevent and treat disease, and relieve pain."
Some reports tell us that acupuncture (acupressure using needles) has a 90% success rate when it comes to insomnia . Pressure on certain points on the energy chain of the body encourages an increase of the hormone serotonin that produces sleep.
But what of people who are having a problem staying awake, for example, students in a long, boring class lecture or people working night shift? Can acupressure help in these cases?
A study done by the University of Michigan Health System says "Yes." Students taught how to use certain pressure points were able to stay more alert in class without the need for large doses of caffeine or other artificial sleep aids.
39 students in an On Job/On Campus program that consisted of th...
Definition Caffeine is a substance that exists naturally in certain plants. It can also be produced synthetically and used as an additive in food products. It is a central nervous system stimulant and a diuretic, which means it increases urination. Caffeine overdose occurs when someone accidentally or intentionally takes more than the normal or recommended amount of this medication. This is for information only and not for use in the treatment or management of an actual poison exposure. If you have an exposure, you should call your local emergency number (such as 911) or the National Poison Control Center at 1-800-222-1222. Poisonous Ingredient Caffeine Where Found Certain soft drinks (such as Pepsi, Coke, Mountain Dew) Certain teas Chocolate, including hot chocolate drinks Coffee Over-the-counter stimulants that help you stay awake such as NoDoz, Vivarin, Caffedrine, and others Note: This list may not be all-inclusive.
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