Monday, 15 January 2018

10 Easy ways to reduce snoring problem.

Snoring is a loud and unpleasant sound which occurs mostly through nasal and oral areas while sleeping. It is the most common problem seen in most of the people. Snoring is not a disease. Snoring occurs in some people daily and in some people it occurs rarely. Sometimes snoring occurs when a person is excessively exhausted. In some people, it occurs daily even if he's not done any work throughout the day. Snoring should be considered as first alarm for obstructive sleep apnea and in some cases it may also lead to heart related problems. Snoring should not be neglected. A few necessary tips which are given below should be followed to reduce snoring, as it may be helpful to you as well as to the people sleeping around you.

1. Sleeping position adjustment: Sleeping on left or right side may help to reduce snoring problems. If sleeping problem still persists even after changing the position then it may be because of obstructive sleep apnea.

2. Decrease the bedroom allergens: Sometimes the dust particles and few allergens may also help in snoring, to avoid this the bed sheets and pillow covers should be changed very often.

3. Reduce Body Weight: Weight loss in some people, not in everyone, helps to reduce snoring. Even thin and lean people may snore, but mostly weight loss will reduce snoring. When weight is gained around the neck, it will squeeze the internal organs of the throat and helps to trigger snoring.

4. Quit smoking cigarettes: Smoking helps in swelling of throat which in turn narrows the airway passing leading to snoring. So, one should quit smoking to reduce snoring.

5. Staying hydrated: If the nasal and oral areas are dry then there are more chances of snoring. So, stay well hydrated to avoid snoring.

6. Bed elevation: Elevating the head of the bed may also reduce snoring, but in some cases it may lead to neck pain.

7. Intake of few things: Consuming few things like fenugreek, eucalyptus oil, spearmint, and peppermint also will help to reduce snoring.

8. Shun Alcohol: In most of the people after consuming excessive alcohol, snoring occurs even if they are not daily snorers. Alcohol alters the resting capacity of the throat muscles and help in heavy snoring.

9. Good sleeping habits: Working for long hours and not getting enough sleep that a body requires will lead to snoring. Poor sleeping habits should be avoided and good sleeping habits should be maintained to get snore less sleep.

10.  Inhale steam: Nasal congestion may lead to snoring. Steam inhalation with eucalyptus essential oils will clear the Nasal congestion and in turn it will reduce snoring.

By following the above tips and remedies you and your partner may have a sound sleep, as these tips and remedies are far better than undergoing some painful operations and surgeries.

Joke's Corner:

Teacher: You are good for nothing.
Student: No Ma'am I am good at sleeping. I can do it with my eyes closed.

Friday, 15 December 2017

Few tips and diet to help reduce your stress.

Now-a-days, people are busy with their own lives and no one seems to be concerned about their health. Everyone is busy with their professional lives and are being dragged to poor health habits because of continuous work. No one is having time for their loved ones. Everyone is being detached from their personal lives. This is the reason which is leading them towards stressful life. Stress in one's life will lead to many mental illnesses such as anxiety, depression, dementia, schizophrenia, etc. One should try to reduce stress before it leads them to some serious mental illnesses. So, few tips and diet that are helpful to reduce stress are given below:
TIPS: Some tips which will help reduce your stress levels are mentioned below, try them out to reduce your stress.

Break: Take a break for few minutes in the working hours. Don't continuously stress out yourself. A small break will help in relaxing your mind and body. It gives you time to think peacefully.

Laugh: Laugh, it helps in relieving the stress by relaxing your muscles. Watch comedy shows and films, they help in relieving your tensions. Studies show that laughing therapy helps in reducing stress to a large extent. Few people even join laughing clubs and start laughing loudly in the parks and clubs early in the morning to reduce stress.

Chewing gum: Chewing gum helps in relaxing and reduces stress. Most of the sportsmen chew gum to reduce tension.

Family and friends: Spend most of the time with your family and friends, this helps in lowering anxiety and stress levels. Try to share your views and thoughts because they are the people who understand you more than anyone else in the whole world.
Music: Listening to music also helps in reducing stress levels. Music helps to soothe the mind. It helps in providing positive vibrations to the mind and body.
Yoga: Yoga is considered to be the best solution for reducing stress. Take yoga classes, it is highly helpful in maintaining the blood pressure. It helps in keeping your mind calm and peaceful.
Say No: Always try to say no to the over workloads given to you at your work place because the more you do the more work will be given to you. Instead of giving work to others, they start giving the whole work to you. If you start saying no, then the work will definitely be distributed among everyone and your work stress will also reduce.
Caffeine: Reduce caffeine intake because high doses of caffeine increases anxiety. This will lead to stress and depression in the later stages.
Exercise: Exercise daily because it lowers body's stress hormones and improves sleep quality. If sleep is better then there is no question of stress at all.
DIET: A good diet is to be maintained to reduce the stress levels. Diet plays an important role in reducing the stress. Try to add one of the below mentioned edibles daily in your diet.

Banana: Banana is a natural beta blocker. It is rich in potassium. When we are in stress, metabolic rate raises and lowers the potassium level, bananas helps in restoring the potassium and thus help in reducing the stress levels.
Cashew nuts: They are a good source of zinc. Low level of zinc leads to anxiety, depression and increase the stress levels. So cashew nuts help in lowering the stress levels and also help in controlling anxiety and depression.

Dark chocolate: It contains antioxidants which lowers blood pressure and gives a feeling of calmness. It is very useful and helps in reducing stress and tensions in the mind.

Salmon fish: It contains omega 3 fatty acids which reduces anxiety and is considered very essential for body and brain.

Spinach: It contains magnesium which regulates the blood pressure. Spinach also helps in reducing the occurrence of depression.

Oatmeal: It helps the brain in generating destressing neurotransmitter serotonin which reduces stress to a large extent.
Try to follow the tips and diet in your daily life to reduce your stress problems. Health is wealth, without good health there is nothing useful for us in this whole world. So, stay healthy and lead a better life.  
Fun Corner:
Man on phone.
Man: Doctor, my wife is pregnant and is going to give birth to my child anytime now.
Doctor: Is this her first child?
Man: No you idiot, this is her husband.

Monday, 4 December 2017

Know, why water is so important for our life?

Have you ever wondered why water is so important for our life? Why we need water at all? Does water reduce the risk of any illnesses? Yes, water is very essential part of our life. Water has many properties and we can use water in many ways. Water is elixir of life. Water is a gift from God to all the living beings on earth. It helps in curing most of the diseases. Water plays an important role for our survival on earth. Water exists in many forms and our body consists of 70% of water, not only our body 70% of earth is covered in water.

Percentage of water in our body:

Our brain consists of 75% water. It makes up 83% of blood. It composes 22% of our bones and joints. Heart consists of 79%, lungs 80%, liver 72%, kidney 83%, and muscles 75%.

Water helps to:

Quench thirst, cushions joints and bones. It helps in carrying the nutrients and oxygen to the cells of our body. It helps in moistening oxygen for breathing. It helps in converting food to energy. It protects and cushions our vital organs. It helps our body to absorb nutrients. It helps in removing wastes and toxins from our body. It also helps in reducing bad breath.

Uses of water:

In our daily life we use water in many ways. We use it to wash clothes.  We take shower with water. It is used to quench thirst. It is used for brushing our teeth etc.

Water cures:

Ulcers- Ulcers which occur in the internal organs such as stomach, duodenum, etc., can be cured with sufficient intake of water from time to time because ulcers mainly occur when there is no intake of food or water for a long time period thus forms a wound in the internal organs. If water is consumed timely, would reduce the risk of occurrence of ulcers.

 Heartburns - Heartburns occurs due to water shortage in our body, if antacids or any other medications are given, may result in inflammation of the stomach and duodenum and may lead to ulceration or even cancer. Instead time to time intake of water will reduce the occurrence of heart burns.

Dehydration -Loss of water in the body leads to dehydration, if not rehydrated quickly, may lead to low blood pressure and the dehydrated person may even faint.

Kidney stones - It is suggested that when a person suffers from kidney stones, he should be given plenty of water to drink daily, this will help in removing the stones from the kidney in the form of urine. If not acted on time this may lead to kidney failure. So, to reduce kidney failure risk drink plenty of water.

Not only the above mentioned, but also it helps in curing many other diseases. So, drink plenty of water to stay healthy.

Wastage of water:

Though we, human beings, know that water is very important for our life, but still we waste lots of water. When only one bucket of water is required for washing clothes, we use two to three buckets. While brushing our teeth we open the tap and leave it open until we finish brushing. We unnecessarily waste lots of water in the toilets. If we continue to waste water like this, then our future generations may suffer a lot due to water scarcity.

Contamination of water:

Though 70% of earth is covered in water only 2.5% is fresh. Because of global warming, this percentage may even reduce in the coming years. Even after knowing all this, most of the rivers and lakes are being contaminated by washing clothes in them, by throwing garbage in them, bathing of cattle and sending industrial wastes into them. We know that we cannot survive without water, but still we contaminate it by doing all this.

Water conservation:

If timely precautions are not taken to save water then this may lead to drought everywhere around the world. Uneven climatic changes which are harmful for living beings, may occur. It may also lead to global warming. So, to prevent all these we should strive to conserve water. Water conservation can be done in many ways. Some of the methods through which we can conserve water are by using low flush toilets, low flow showers, low flow taps in the sinks or wash basins, rain water harvesting, etc. Save water, because water plays a vital role for our survival.

To know the true value of water one should ask the people who live in regions where there is scarcity of water. Those people walk miles together to get just one pot of water, but as water is easily available to us, we least care about it.

Health tip:

Drink 2 to 4 glasses of water on an empty stomach as soon as you wake up in the morning, before brushing your teeth. After sometime brush and clean your mouth and don't drink or eat anything for 45 minutes. This procedure will help in removal of toxins and wastes much faster than usual from our body. Thus, we can reduce the risk of diseases like high blood pressure, gastric problems, constipation, kidney problems, and tuberculosis with in few days.


Thursday, 16 November 2017

The story of a new train.

This is the story of a new train which entered the platform for the first time. The train looked spick and span. The seats, the berths, everything from engine to last bogie of the train was new and dust free (from last bogie, I remembered that the last bogie of the train is always marked with the letter 'X' which indicates that it is the last bogie and that there will not be any other bogie attached to it after this). By looking at the surroundings, the train got petrified because everything around it was filled with garbage and dust. The nearby trains were hideously laughing at her, for which it couldn't understand why they were laughing at her.

As soon as the train was on the platform, the passengers started getting inside the train. By this time, everything was extremely clean. As the passengers started settling themselves in the train, the cleanliness started to disappear. The train started observing people, who were destroying the tidiness of the train.

It saw people, who were writing rubbish on the seats and walls of the train. They were even plucking the sponge, cotton, and springs by cutting the seats with blade. When asked by the other passengers that why they were cutting seats, those fellows who were cutting the seats just replied that they were just doing it for fun.

The train was also filled with paan and gutkha (tobacco products) spitters. These spitters have not only spitted on the platform, but also started spitting in the train and started making the bogies look ugly. They don't even realize that if they are spitting from the windows on a running train, the spit is falling on the other passengers through the other window. The only thing these spitters know is that to put paan and gutkha in their mouth and spit it out after they thoroughly chew them. I don't know why they chew it because anyhow they are spitting it out. So, what is the need of buying these tobacco products at all.

Along with these spitters, there were these cigarette smokers, who were creating pollution clouds in all the compartments wherever they are seating. Other people started colliding with each other because of invisibility due to the smoke created by the cigarette smokers throughout their compartments.

Few people in the train were so dirty that they don't even flush the toilets. They feel as if they are the only people in the whole world who are in hurry and they don't even have time to just push the flush button. These kind of people make the whole train smell bad.

Finally, there were these ugly people who eat peanuts, bananas, etc., and throw the peel all around the place. Even if they eat a small chocolate, they throw the chocolate wrappers here and there. They want everything around them to be untidy and dirty. They make the whole place simply look like a garbage.

By the time the train reached it's destination, it realized why those fellow trains were hideously laughing at her. It never expected that it would become so dirty in the first journey itself.

Most of the people think that railway personnel are not maintaining the trains properly, but if everyone stops behaving badly and starts keeping the surroundings clean then everything would be neat and clean, as after all "Cleanliness is next to Godliness".
Fun Corner:
Teacher: Why are you late?
Student: Because I saw a sign.
Teacher: What sign?
Student: Go slow, school ahead.

Thursday, 2 November 2017

Spending a day without my smartphone (Phonelope)

One day it so happened that early in the morning when I woke up, I found that my smartphone was not working. So, I took my smartphone to get it repaired. The repair shop owner told me that it will take one whole day to repair it. So, I gave the phone and told him that I will come tomorrow to take my phone back. As soon as I left the repair shop, I started missing my smartphone. As I was so much attached to it that I even named my phone as, "Phonelope (Penelope)".

I was feeling as if I lost one of the essential parts of my body. I was so much addicted to Phonelope (my smartphone) that it became very difficult for me to spend even a single second without it. My day used to start with it and used to end with it. Yeah, it is so much true, I used to wake up only when the sweet music of the alarm from my smartphone used to wake me up and I used to end my day by setting alarm in my smartphone before sleeping.

I was never departed from Phonelope, my smartphone, since the day I bought it from the store. But on that day I was feeling a little bit frail without it. I was feeling as if one of my vital organs is missing.

I always had my Phonelope with me, I never left my home without it. I never wore a wrist watch as Phonelope was with me to show the time. I used to set the remainder and used to forget it, but Phonelope used to remind me of each and everything. I was able to see the news from various parts of the world with the help of Phonelope, just by clicking Google, YouTube, etc,. I used to receive information of each and everything that is going around the world. But, on that day, I felt as if I was detached from the rest of the world.

To fan the flame, people started asking me the time, started discussing about the breaking news of the day, and few others started asking me the score of a football match which was telecasted on the same day ( I was missing the match like anything).

On that day, I was totally lost. I found myself totally disconnected from the outside world. I had no clue of what was going around the world. I was unable to call my friends or family, I was not even able to text anyone.

On the very same day, I went to a grocery store to buy few items and found that, my mathematical skills have totally reduced. When I was in my high school, I was able to calculate the total amount of all the items which I used to buy, but on that day I realised that without Phonelope I cannot even calculate the amount of two to three items which I bought at the grocery store. Before Phonelope entered my life, I was easily able to connect with everyone by one way or the other, but on that particular day I found myself lonely and bored. This proves that how much I got addicted to my smartphone.

I went to sleep very early on that day, but woke up very late the next morning, as I did not set any alarm. As soon as I woke up, I got freshed up and went straight to the smartphone repair shop to know whether he repaired my phone or not. The shop owner completed the process and gave my smartphone to me. At that particular moment, I felt as if a dear one of mine has returned from ICU (Intensive Care Unit) that too happily and without any complications.  So after that day, I took good care of Phonelope and never left it alone even for a single day.

Monday, 23 October 2017

Various kinds of annoying people on road

Now-a-days, roads are fully filled with idiotic people. They won't let others reach their destinations on time. One of these kinds are the people who suddenly appear from nowhere in the middle of the road, as if they are some time travellers who took break from time travelling in the middle of the road. They can cross the road at the zebra crossing or they can go to the other end through foot over bridge, but no they enjoy reaching the other end only from the middle of the road, where vehicles are speeding up.

I saw many people while driving show the right indicator and then go to the left. It seems as if there is no coordination between their mind and body or they might be some kind of lunatics who have least knowledge about road sense. These people think of something and do something else. These kind of people are the major reasons for the day-to-day increase in road accidents.

One of their kinds, are the people who come and smash the rear end of the vehicle when while one is waiting for his turn to go at the traffic signal. Already the guy is waiting there as if he has been there since ages and to add salt to his injury the foolish guy comes and hits his vehicle's rear end. The main target of this foolish guy will always be the tail light and the other parts come as substitutes to it.

Spitters are the people who continuously spit on the road while driving, they don't even see whether there is any one around us or not. Mainly, the spitters from the buses are awful. The paan eating spitters are the king of the spitters. They think that they are making some art on the road. I think the government should start preparing red roads instead of black roads to satisfy the paan spitters, because the main reason for the spitting on the road by the paan spitters is to paint the road red with their spit because I don't find any other reasons for them to spit on roads.

Some other kind of people are the occupiers who want to occupy the whole road. They won't let the vehicles behind them to overtake or to go ahead of them. They go to right when one is going to the right side and they go to left when one is trying to go left side. They are very rash drivers. They think that driving on roads is like driving on the race track and they start competing with each and every vehicle on the road.

Most of the times, these kind of people forget that due to their negligence others may even lose their lives. They least care about others lives. All these kinds of people should change their behaviour so as to reduce number of accidents that are occuring on the road because of their idiotic and annoying behaviour. 

Thursday, 19 October 2017

Diwali - The festival of lights.

Diwali or Deepavali is one of the most prominent festivals celebrated by Hindus. It is celebtated on the new moon day (amaavasyaa) of the Kartik month. The festival usually falls every year between mid-October and mid-November. Diwali is one of the brightest and biggest festivals of India. It is celebrated joyfully all over India.

Deepavali means "row of lights" where Deep means light and avali means row. Diwali spiritually signifies victory of light over darkness, knowledge over ignorance and good over evil. On Diwali, people clean their houses and decorate their houses with flowers and lights.

There are many stories relating to Diwali and one of them is the return of Lord Rama along with his wife Sita and brother Laxmana to his home after fourteen years of exile. In this story, diyas (earthen lamps) were used by the people of Ayodhya to light the way to their home hence the festival got its name as Deepavali or Diwali. According to Bhagavata Purana, it was on a Kartik day that Lord Vishnu took Vamana avatar to kill the demon King Bali or Mahabali. The Bhagavata Purana also tells that Lord Vishnu Killed demon Narakasura on Diwali. So there are many never ending legends of Diwali.

Earlier Diwali was celebrated only with earthen lamps, but now-a-days it has become a trend that unless one explodes crackers, it is not considered as Diwali. The problem with fireworks is not only faced by small children, pregnant women, and old people, but also by other living creatures like birds and animals.

One should always remember that Diwali is the festival of lights, not the crackers. So exclude crackers from Diwali and include lights everywhere.

10 Easy ways to reduce snoring problem.

Snoring is a loud and unpleasant sound which occurs mostly through nasal and oral areas while sleeping. It is the most common problem seen ...