Growing Old GracefullyWritten by Jay Harris
Today average duration of human life in United States is just about 70 years for women and a little less for men. Conservative experts believe that man is really build to last about 100 years; and that medial advances and more healthful living habits could bring this about within a generation or two.
What good is it to add years to life if we do not also add life to years? In fact, unless people learn to enjoy life and to grow old gracefully, extra years may be an additional burden.
From 18 to 30 years is roughly period of highest physical and mental vigor. The experiences we accumulate from day we are born help us to conserve and to use our physical and mental abilities more wisely, so that for some time after 30 years we are able to perform increasingly well in spite of slowly slipping vigor. After age 50 increasing accumulation of experience is no longer able to offset now more rapidly energy and therefore aging begins to assert itself noticeably and in many ways.
A number of things may come about gradually such as people who have not used eyeglasses before may at some time in their forties need them for reading, and in fifties they usually need bifocals.
Also in forties, people are likely to put on weight because there is a general slowdown in oxidation rate of aging body tissue. Also we tend to do less strenuous work with no reduction in amount of food consumed.
And in fifties there is likely to be some loss of hearing. Usually high-pitched tomes go first, so words with sounds of F, S, and TH are confused. A hearing aid may be needed in some cases.
The Benefits of a Memory Foam MattressWritten by Thomas Jay Wacker
On quest for a more productive day, research has shown that a more productive sleep at night can be one of healthiest solutions. A Memory Foam Mattress could be just what researchers have been looking for. Concentration, Observation and even Creativity, are all qualities that can help us on our everyday journey through work, and life. The key is relaxation.
Any quality that enhances our daily productivity is welcome, but with a calm mind and rested body, do we find most precious resources, that is, through our sleep. Sleep provides us with an infinite number of possibilities. Possibilities, which are most efficiently cultivated, while having deep restful dreams in a peaceful bed. And mattresses made from memory foam are ideal in this respect.
Ever since invention of first electroencephalogram, machine that registers brain waves, back in first part of 20th century, scientists have known that sleep is not just an unproductive time in which we are forced to stop working. Wonderful things occur at night while we sleep.
During an average night of sleep of eight hours, our bodies move in and out of consciousness through cycles, determined by brain wave activity. If these cycles are disrupted by stressing muscles in certain points, sleeper, could actually wake up without fulfilling full sleep cycle. This means time and relaxation, are needed to achieve proper depths of a good nights rest.
Suppose an average sleeper, gets eight hours of sleep, on a good mattress. Then she or he, would plunge into realm of sleep for about 90min. then slowly come back out, and on return to waking world, would have about 10 min. of dreams, almost wake up, roll over, and plunge back into another 90min. cycle. If conditions are good, such as in using proper kind of bed, second sleep cycle will have something like 20-30min. of dreams, followed by 45-60min. in third cycle. The longer we sleep, more dreams we have.