Understanding sleep for healthier living and getting the job done

Written by Miha Thornton

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Although it might seem likerepparttar ultimate wish come true when we hear about a young baby sleeping throughrepparttar 149243 night, new research is showing that this might NOT be inrepparttar 149244 best interests ofrepparttar 149245 baby.

Here's why.

Babies are at their most vulnerable when they are very young. Their cardiopulmonary regulating systems are not developed enough to cope well with self arousal from long spells in NREM.

Alternating frequently between REM & NREM stops a baby from falling too deeply for too long into deep sleep from which she might not be able to self wake.

This is one ofrepparttar 149246 main theories behindrepparttar 149247 incidence of SIDS.

Secondly, blood flow torepparttar 149248 brain nearly doubles during REM sleep and researchers theorize this is because this isrepparttar 149249 time whenrepparttar 149250 brain develops.

Learning is thought to occur asrepparttar 149251 brain processes information that was acquired while awake.

This is further reinforced byrepparttar 149252 fact that premature babies spend almost ninety percent of their sleeping time in REM - to protect themselves from falling into a deep state of sleep for too long and to help speed up their brain development.

A young baby has a very small stomach (slightly larger than her fist) and because she digests breast milk very quickly it is unlikely that she'll sleep for more than four hours, and most likely for not more than 1 - 2 hours between feeds

After six months babies cardiopulmonary regulating systems have developed torepparttar 149253 point where their bodies are better able to cope with longer periods of deep sleep and thusrepparttar 149254 risk of SIDS drops dramatically.

Adults need between 7 - 8 hours per day for peak condition. Adolescents need nine and a quarter hours per day, yet American adolescents average only seven and a half hours with up to 25% surviving on six and a half hours.

No wonder why they struggle to get out of bed most mornings and struggle with concentration during school!

Average Ideal Sleep Times

Newborn 16.5 hours 12 months 14.5 2 years 13 5 years 11 10 years 10 16 years 8.5 20 +years 7-8

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Wow, Grandma Is Dating!

Written by Allie Ochs

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2.Moral Responsibility: You are always morally responsible to those with whom you have a relationship

This begsrepparttar question as to when a relationship begins. You have graduated fromrepparttar 149208 coffee shop to seeing a movie together. He wined and dinned you and asks you to join him for a barbeque with his friends. While this is not a marriage proposal, it is nevertheless personal. No red flags have popped up yet and you acceptrepparttar 149209 invitation. This hasrepparttar 149210 potential of an evolving relationship. Now isrepparttar 149211 time to get to know more about him instead of looking overrepparttar 149212 shoulder for other hot guys. Here is why: often relationships between dating singles never develop because they are occupied with multiple dates.

Investing your time in one date also helps you decide sooner if you should cut loose. Sleeping with multiple dates is morally irresponsible to each one. Ifrepparttar 149213 idea of you running into your new guy flirting with another woman has little appeal to you, donít put him in that situation either. Be as responsible as you would be to your best friend, because he may be that some day. If things donít work out, at least you have maintained your integrity.

3.Authenticity: Love only happens when you are real

Have you ever found yourself laughing simply because everyone else did? Agreed with someoneís opinion even though you didnít share it? Told your lover you had a fabulous time when you didnít or said: ďI love youĒ when you didnít mean it. In other words did you ever do something inconsistent with your true self just to please someone, get attention or get what you wanted? Of course we all have. We have lostrepparttar 149214 bravery to be real! For many there is quite a gap betweenrepparttar 149215 person inside andrepparttar 149216 person they present torepparttar 149217 world. Inrepparttar 149218 competitive world of dating misrepresentation is at an all time high.

If you are searching for love, forget about dating rules and how to make him fall in love with you. Forget about Mars and Venus, we are all fromrepparttar 149219 same planet. Inrepparttar 149220 real world we are all human beings first, men and women second. Most singles over 50 seek love and a sense of belonging. For this generation love sells as much as sex does. Wear what makes you feel like a million dollar babe, not what you think impresses him. While you are not expected to disclose your sexual history on a first date, be straightforward on topics you are comfortable with. Say what you mean and mean what you say. Feel free to ask him about things that do not invade his privacy. Be authentic, be real and be you. Donít waste your precious time pretending to be what you are not. You may not land many second dates, but at this stage it is not about quantity, rather about quality. As a 50 plus single you still have many years of life left, but donít forget thatrepparttar 149221 good years may be numbered. If you just want to date go and have fun. If it is true love you are seeking stay focused on beingrepparttar 149222 best of you. Love only happens when you are real.

These three universal principles are no-fail dating concepts that keep you sane and onrepparttar 149223 road to love. To boost your dating success, Ivana Trump is adding a bonus for allrepparttar 149224 fabulous, mature women out there. In her new TV show she will introduce older women to younger men. Sounds likerepparttar 149225 Demi Moore style of dating is gaining popularity. With quite a few older men dating much younger women, Ivana is orchestrating a balancing act. Love has no boundaries, love is ageless and it keeps you young. Maybe Ivanaís reality show will get you inrepparttar 149226 groove.

© 2005 Allie Ochs, Relationship Expert, Coach, Speaker and the Author of ďAre You Fit To Love?Ē ISBN 0-9720227-9-1. Her articles are published in numerous magazines and newsletters. She has appeared on radio and TV. Visit her website at www.fit2love.com to order her book or for FREE relationship/dating advice e-mail: askallie@fit2love.com

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