Mental Health Tips


Tips For a Better Night’s Sleep

At some time most of us have problems sleeping. If it goes on night after night it can interfere with work, leisure time and overall happiness. Here are a few tips if you are having serious problems sleeping

Improve your sleep patterns
# Keep a sleep diary This can give both you and your doctor, therapist, whatever, a clearer picture of your sleep patterns. Many people report sleep difficulties like, ‘I have not slept a wink all night’,or, ‘I’ve been awake since 3am’. Such feelings may not actually be confirmed when you start a sleep diary as your perception of time passing can be impaired at night.
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Depression and Impotence

Do you feel sad or cry a lot? Are guilt, dejection, lethargy and mood swings all too commonplace in your life? Have you lost interest in activities, hobbies or life in general? Most importantly, do you often think about bungee jumping without a bungee cord? If so, then you’re not a happy camper. But you’re certainly not alone in the woods; you may be clinically depressed, which increases your chances of impotence dramatically.

Depression is the fourth leading public health problem in the world. Unfortunately, a comparatively small number of people is actually diagnosed and treated for this ailment. Given the stigma our societies place on mental illness, many are ashamed to admit they may be suffering from such a condition. Also, depression is very complex. Its symptoms, both physical and psychological, vary greatly among sufferers, making it tricky to diagnose accurately.

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Stress and Impotence

STRESS! It’s one of the most common words used to describe life nowadays. Defined as the daily wear and tear our bodies undergo in response to our continually changing environment, stress is a double-edged sword that has both positive and negative impacts on our lives. On the positive side, stress motivates us to take action and introduces us to new experiences which may be rewarding in many ways. It is a vehicle for change.

Unfortunately, the negative aspects of stress can have tremendous consequences on both our physical and psychological well-being, and therefore our sex lives. This is especially true when we experience high-level stress that we do not manage properly.
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Stress. Is It Positive or Negative for You?

Which one of us doesn’t have stress?

It is how we react to it that is important.

Aniety Can Be..

Acute form which is short lived, for example, going to meet a new person or preparing for a presentation.

Chronic form goes on for a long time, months into years. A bad childhood experience or a living in a bad situation are examples.
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Fish Oil Capsules – The Brain Food

Fish Oil Capsules are more than just brain food. Recent studies have found an association between consumption of fish oil and reduced risk of cardiovascular disease, as well as improvements in other health conditions, such as psoriasis and rheumatoid arthritis. The benefits of consuming more fish is directed at the effects derived from omega 3 fatty acids in many fish species.

Support for the use of fish oil capsules primarily comes from three well known epidemiological studies, two of which were carried on outside of the United States. One study, conducted in the Netherlands, suggested ingestion of as little as 35 grams of fish per day (a single one-half pound meal of fish per week) might help prevent coronary heart disease, possibly significantly reducing mortality due to cardiovascular disease in a 20 year follow up. Further, it has been suggested a regular diet of fish may decrease levels of plasma triglycerides, plasma cholesterol, low density lipoprotein-cholesterol (LOL) , and very low density lipoprotein-cholesterol (VLDL)
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Five Tips for Better Sleep

Most of us find that almost eight hours of sleep provides us with sufficient rest. At times, though, it is difficult to fall asleep. This inability to sleep readily can be due to anxiety, depression, excitement, a sleep disorder, or environmental disturbances such as a dog barking, traffic noise, and the like.

If you would like to get to sleep sooner and stay asleep longer, these tips might be able to help:

1. Have your last heavy or major meal of the day no later than six pm. A heavy meal that is greasy or has high sugar content can make your stomach do extra work and keep you awake. If you must eat in the late evening, have a light snack of some veggies, fruit, or a little cereal and milk. This will keep your digestive from overworking when you should be sleeping.
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Food For The Brain

Intelligence is something that determines the fate of people. It has made the world move and hence made our movements easier. All of us want to add on to our intelligence. It is the human nature that we do not want to work hard to get more intelligent. Instead, many people rely on certain type of food to get more intelligent. The question is whether these food and supplements actually help you become more intelligent.

Well some food stuffs contain the things that help brains grow. The fish oils that are found in fatty fish – tuna, sardines and mackerel – are the best natural source of a type of fat that is needed for normal brain development of a child during pregnancy and soon after whilst still breast feeding.
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Association Between Sleep Problems And Diabetes

Sleep disorders hit about 36% of the American population. Grogginess isn’t the only side effect of not getting a good night’s rest ~ lack of sleep puts some people at risk for developing diabetes. This can start a vicious circle whereby people with diabetes have a harder time getting a good night’s sleep. Many doctors recommend natural ways, such as changing one’s sleeping environment and changing bad habits, to get over sleep disorders. When diabetics use these techniques, they often find that they can sleep better and even reduce their diabetes.

Diabetes and sleep disturbances go hand in hand, according to studies by National Institute of Mental Health and American Diabetes Association. Basically, since diabetes changes how your body processes insulin, people with diabetes have metabolisms that aren’t well balanced. (To back up, insulin is a hormone that converts starch and sugar into energy.) Awakening un-refreshed from a night’s sleep tends to trigger the body to miscalculate how much insulin should be produced. Also, when the body’s glucose (sugar) levels are off, the body tends to not respond well to sleep and quality is compromised.
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