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English / Re: "Eleven major stereotypes of Feminity" ???
« on: April 02, 2017, 09:56:11 PM »
I have experienced shrewdness a lot in last 4 years, and I can tell you it is not gendered  and socio-culturally constructed by patriarchy  :D

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Put a clove of garlic under your pillow. Yes, you’ve read correctly: garlic’s sulfur containing compounds and its strong aroma have a calming effect and can help your quality sleep. Its aroma is strong and can be difficult; however, after a few days, you will get used to it and you will be sleeping so soundly, you won’t even notice it.

Drink something warm. While a glass of warm milk might not be medically proven to bring on sleep, the relaxation that comes with sipping on a mug of a ”comfort drink" like warm milk, hot chocolate, or tea can make those eyelids a bit heavier

Get some fresh air. Exposure to daylight helps regulate the body’s internal clock and with it, sleep timing. Getting some sunlight also keeps daytime fatigue at bay, leading to more sleepiness at bedtime.

Dim the light. Bright lighting, in particular the “blue light“ emitted by most electronic devices, might contribute to sleep disturbances. Tech-savvy insomniacs might want to check out the special glasses designed to block blue light and help us snooze through the night.

Try progressive muscle relaxation. Starting with the feet, tense the muscles. Hold for a count of five and then relax. Do this for every muscle group in the body, working up from the feet to the top of the head. A nightly meditation practice that involves focusing on the breath can also help prepare the body for sleep

Sniff some lavender. This scent can actually be an antidote to insomnia. Try burning lavender-scented candles or essential oils to ease into sleep.

Turn the alarm clock away from your face. Watching the time tick by can actually cause more stress and make it harder to fall asleep. Plus, artificial light from electronic gadgets can mess up our circadian rhythm, making our bodies think it’s time to stay up and party.

Check the medicine cabinet. Certain medications might be interfering with sleep. Think a prescription is the culprit to a sleepless night? Talk to a doctor about potential side effects and how to deal with them.

Don’t toss and turn. Can’t fall asleep? If you’ve been lying in bed awake for more than 20 minutes, get out of bed and try a relaxing activity like reading or listening to mellow music. Thinking about not sleeping will bring on even more anxiousness — it’s a vicious cycle

Make up for lost sleep. Stayed up too late the past few nights? Tack on an extra hour tonight to repay sleep debt and get back on track.

Set a daily wake up time. Just like it’s best to go to bed at the same time every day, it’s a good idea to keep a consistent wakeup time — even on the weekends. Irregular bedtime and wake-up hours can lead to poor sleep patterns.

Take a hot shower or bath before bed. This can help the mind relax, while the rise and fall of body temperature induces sleepiness.

Keep your bedroom slightly cool. Between 15 and 23 degrees Celsius is ideal. A room with extreme temperatures leads to more frequent awakenings and lighter sleep.

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