Win a BB Weighted Blanket (valued at $249)

Donna Costa

BB Holistics is giving away an amazing Weighted Blanket with Far Infrared (valued at $249). Enter your name for a chance to win!

Weighted health blankets are known to help improve sleep quality, ease restlessness, and improve concentration. BB Holistics is giving away an amazing prize that can be used by anyone in your family.  

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10 Most Harmful Chemicals We Are Exposed to in Our Homes

Tina Ureten
Our everyday lives are exposed to many man-made chemicals in different forms, from household cleaners to food packages, cosmetics to personal care products. These chemicals are even present in our food and water. All these chemicals are available throughout our homes and can harm our health and can potentially interfere with our children’s physical and mental development.

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Melatonin Disruption and Exposure to Electromagnetic Fields

Tina Ureten

The increasing use of electronic and electric devices such as televisions, computers, mobile devices, cell phones and recent 5G towers significantly elevated the exposure of our bodies to electromagnetic fields (EMG-EMFs). Many studies show that exposure to EMFs disturbs brain functions, hormones, fertility and enzyme activity, depending on the frequency and duration of the exposure.

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Melatonin - The Magical Sleep Hormone

Tina Ureten
Melatonin is known as a sleep hormone and it controls our circadian rhythms. Its production is increased by darkness and suppressed by light. It reaches its highest level in the night and drops down to almost zero during the day. It regulates our biological clock and plays critical role for our health. Various factors play role in the production of the melatonin, the most important factor is body’s exposure to the light.

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Why Sleep is very Important for the Fight against Coronavirus (COVID-19) Infection

Tina Ureten
Sleep is the most important factor for body’s fight against any infection. Sleep actually helps our bodies to create the immune cells we need to fight against virus or bacteria. Adequate sleep is necessary for proper response from our immune systems. It also accelerates healing after we get infected. 

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Sleep Loss due to Binge-Watching

Tina Ureten
Binge-watching is defined as watching multiple episodes of the same series in one sitting. Eighty-eight percent (88%) of US adults admit to suffering sleep loss as a result. The increasingly prevalent binge-viewing habit has many harmful effect on our health and it is strongly associated with sleep problems and insomnia.

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10 Ways to Sleep Better if you have Insomnia

Tina Ureten
Tired of tossing and turning at night? Tired of counting sheep in order to fall asleep?  Consider changes in your sleeping environment, diet, nutrition, and sleep habits. These simple tips will help you sleep better and be more energetic and productive during the day. 

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Link Between Sleep Deprivation, Body Weight and Obesity

Tina Ureten
Getting sufficient sleep should be part of any weight management effort. Sleep deprivation and insomnia change hormonal balance, increase appetite, impair glucose metabolism and energy consumption, leading to weight problems. Sleep problems and insomnia increase the risk of diabetes, high blood pressure, depression and heart disease. 

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Did You Know Info Series - Jan 2020

Donna Costa
Did you know ... that humans are the only mammal that willingly delays sleep? Did you know ... that laughing can increase blood flow by 20%? Did you know ... that tea can lower risks of heart attacks, certain kinds of cancer, and type 2 diabetes? Did you know

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Stats & Facts About Sleep (Infographic)

Donna Costa
Along with proper nutrition and regular exercise, sleep plays a major role in our health. With this compilation of interesting facts and statistics about sleep, we hope you will gain insight and recognize the importance of sleep in your daily lives. The significance of the positive, as well as negative effects of sleep, should not be ignored, or taken for granted.

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