Cauter EV, et al. The Impact of Sleep Deprivation on Hormones and Metabolism. Medscape, 2005.
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If your baby becomes fussy within an hour of eating, hunger may not be the reason. Instead of offering a bottle, try these “S’s:
· Swaddling. Being wrapped up in a blanket helps calm a cranky baby.
· Step on the metal: Strap the baby in a car seat and take a drive around the block. The gentle rocking of the car will put him/her to sleep.
· Shushing. Soothing sounds will help your child relax and settle.
· Sing a Lullaby: Babies love the sound of the parent’s gentle and loving voices.
· Swinging. Gently rocking your baby in your arms is another proven strategy.
· Sucking. Offer a pacifier instead of a bottle.
· Side/stomach position. This should only be used when your baby is awake, since sleeping on the belly raises risk for sudden infant death syndrome. When a baby is fussing, however, this position helps turn off crying.
How often have you heard parents bemoan that their high school child is sleeping at 2 or 3 in the morning?
Studies have repeatedly shown that lack of sleep affects concentration, cognitive ability, asthma, obesity and other health problems.
Then why do we perpetuate this practice?
If you ask teens they will say “I don’t have time”
Read on this interesting piece below …..
ADVICE FOR THE TEENS
Stop multi-tasking. It kills focus. Computer on your study desk is a time killer. Don’t text, IM, facebook or skype while working.
Context switching kills. Keep one context through your work.
Only plan for 4-5 hours of real work per day. Days always fill up. Do today’s homework today.
Start of work is always more challenging than the work itself. Doing is better than perfection. Think iterative working.
Break unreasonable deadline into reasonable chunks.
Put big things first. Always prioritize. Only work on things that will have the biggest impact.
It is normal to have days where you just can’t work and days where you’ll work 12 hours straight
(Work more when you are in the zone and relax when not)
Block out time for focused work.
Respect your time and make it respected. Assume it cost $1000 per hour.
You are always more focused and productive with limited time.
More working hours doesn’t mean more productivity
Separate brainless and strategic tasks to become more productive
Don’t think about yesterday or tomorrow. Yesterday’s home runs don’t win today’s games. – Babe Ruth
Set deadlines for everything. Especially for stressful activities. That way everything has an end.
Write down anything that distracts you.
Take breaks and sleep more.
1. HAVE A HEALTHY AND HEARTY BREAKFAST: The brain needs sugar to function. Breakfast improves the blood sugar level. Lack of sufficient nutrients could lead to brain degeneration.
2. AVOID OVER EATING: Overeating hardens the brain arteries, leading to a decrease in mental power.
3. AVOID SMOKING OR EVEN EXPOSURE TO SECOND HAND SMOKE: Smoke chemicals are known to cause brain shrinkage and may even lead to Alzheimer disease.
4. AVOID CARBONATED DRINKS AND HIGH SUGAR CONSUMPTION: Too much sugar will interrupt the absorption of proteins and nutrients causing malnutrition and may interfere with brain development.
5. LIMIT EXPOSURE TO AIR POLLUTION: The brain is the largest oxygen consumer in our body. Inhaling polluted air decreases the supply of oxygen to the brain, bringing about a decrease in brain efficiency.
6. SLEEP ADEQUATELY: Sleep allows our brain to rest. Long term deprivation from sleep will accelerate the death of brain cells.
7. GIVE YOUR BRAIN A REST DURING ILLNESS: Working hard or studying with sickness may lead to a decrease in effectiveness of the brain as well as damage the brain.
8. ENGAGE IN STIMULATING THOUGHTS: Thinking is the best way to train our brain. Lack of brain stimulation thoughts or mental exercise may cause brain shrinkage.
9. EXERCISE IN FRESH AIR: A healthy mind needs a healthy body.
10. EXPOSE CHILDREN TO INTELLIGENT CONVERSATIONS AND PEOPLE: Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people. – Eleanor Roosevelt.