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Sleeping help…………………………………………………?

I have to get up at 5 am and i like to sleep more then i should so, i need to sleep earler. Well, i can't is ther anyway, No pills or anything. Just natrul.

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Treatments for Insomnia

Insomnia is a chronic condition affecting many in our nation and it’s no surprise with our lack of exercise, unhealthy diets and stress.

Insomnia is interrupted sleep on a continual basis. Let your doctor know if you’re experiencing continuous interruption of sleep as your insomnia could be a symptom of a more serious medical problem.

The following are some medical issues of which insomnia is simply a symptom.

1) Diabetes

2) Hormone inbalance or hot flashes

3) Lung disease

4) Sleep apnea

5) Depression

6) Heart disease

Home Remedies to Help You Sleep Better:

Valerian (Valeriana Officinalis) – This ancient herb has long been used to treat insomnia. It is now an accepted over-the-counter remedy for insomnia in Italy, Switzerland, France and Germany.

Studies have shown that Valerian affects the levels of the neurotransmitter GABA – a natural calming agent produced in the body.

Test yourself with Valerian for allergic reactions. Valerian is non-addictive and won’t cause grogginess in the morning.

If you don’t like the smell and taste of Valerian, you can purchase the herb in pill form. Take Valerian several hours before going to bed; results are not immediate. Give it about 30 days before you begin noticing a real difference in your sleep habit. Some possible side affects may be indigestion, heart palpitations and dizziness…usually mild form of these. These may be short-lived temporary affects but discontinue use if side affects persist and or get stronger.

Take Valerian at 3- month intervals only. Give your body at least a good month’s break and then resume. Valerian has been known to affect the liver if taken continuously. Do not take Valerian before driving or operating heavy machinery. Avoid alcohol or drugs that may cause depression. Always discuss treatment or side affects with your doctor.

Melatonin – Taking Melatonin may help your insomnia short-term. Melatonin tends to work best on individuals suffering a temporary interruption of the sleep/wake cycle, as occurs with those working a night-shift or one who experiences jet-lag.

The Pineal Gland in the brain makes serotonin; at night, the serotonin is then converted to Melatonin.

Take Melatonin about an hour before bed. Be cautious if you suffer from depression, schizophrenia or have a serious illness. Avoid Melatonin altogether if you’re pregnant, trying to become pregnant or are breastfeeding. Speak to your doctor regarding all of the above.

Again, use 3 months on and at least one month off. There are virtually no side affects with Melatonin.

Insomnia and Diet

Alter your diet by cutting out sweets, nicotine, yeast, fatty meats, refined sugar, corn syrup, caffeine and milk chocolate – dark chocolate is o.k. Avoid over-the-counter cold products as they are usually loaded with caffeine and sugar. Try holistic cold remedies and switch to a more whole foods approach to eating avoiding chemical additives.

Contrary to popular belief, warm milk before bedtime does not help you relax and sleep. Milk can actually alter blood sugar levels and interrupt sleep patterns. Try eating whole grain crackers and lean protein.

Magnesium for Insomnia

Increase your magnesium either through supplements or eating more foods rich in this mineral. Magnesium sufficiency has been linked to interrupted sleep, constipation, muscle cramping, anxiety, bad mood swings and severe chronic muscle and joint pain. Magnesium is now being used to treat people with restless leg syndrome.

Here are foods rich in Magnesium

1) Green leafy vegetables

2) Seeds, legumes and almonds

3) Blackstrap molasses

Natural non-addictive non-narcotic sleep aide products:

1) Dr. Bach’s Rescue Sleep Spray – www.rescuesleep.com

2) Sleep Solve 24/7 – www.americanbiosciences.com

3) Hempseed Oil – found in health food stores

Other suggestions to help you sleep…

Calming teas…

1) Chamomile Tea

2) Lemon Balm Tea

3) Hops (found in beer) also comes in tablets and liquid extracts

4) Skullcap – most commonly taken as a liquid extract.

Reducing your stress level and simplifying your life as well as your surroundings can promote more restful sleep habits. Simplify all that you do and all that you are – less to worry about and be responsible for. Do what’s important and do it happily. Try taking a daily walk and practice visualizing calm settings before falling asleep.

**The authors of this site are neither licensed physicians nor scientists; we simply provide a space where hard to find informatio.

Does anyone know a good alternative for my sleep apnea CPAP?

I am very uncomfortable at night because of my CPAP.

Posted by TheLastSamari
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My husband had sleep apnea for several years, and he went through several different sleep apnea treatments before we discovered a website that explained exactly causes sleep apnea. After more research, we found an herbal apnea remedy that helped him breath regularly all night. It was great for my husband to be able to sleep without a mask again. The following site explains exactly the reason for sleep apnea and how this capsule of herbs can stop the apnea.

When he first started using this, I was not sure how well this remedy was going to work, but it proved to work much better than I had imagined it would. Everyone noticed a positive difference in my husband's mood and concentration within days. I have friends who have sleep apnea as well and I told them about this herbal apnea remedy, and after doing some of thier own research, they also tried these herbs. It worked better than anything else that they had tried.

With this capsule, you should be able to stop using your CPAP. This isn't some kind of "miracle drug" that works overnight. It takes a few nights depending upon how severe your apnea condition.

Overall this has worked well for my husband and friends. If you are suffering from sleep apnea and would like to sleep better at night, click below for more information about this herbal capsule. I hope this helps! :)

Can rabbits get sleep apnea?

My rabbit sounds like she is snoring or struggling to breathe when she is sleeping… Her breathing is quite normal when she is awake… But when she sleeps it is almost like she is wheezing or sometimes makes funny sounds… She seems to be sleeping fine and seems quite mad when I wake her up to make sure she is ok. She is a healthy weight and hops a lot during the day outside of her cage. Is this sleep apnea, snoring, bad dreams? Has anyone else had a similar thing with their rabbit (she is a [muttish] Holland Lop)

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If you had got your rabbit from a breeder / exhibitor you could have asked him if he had this problem with his rabbits.

The following was compiled by me to give more help to new rabbit owners and I hand it out to anyone who buys any of my rabbit, I breed and exhibit standard rex, dutch, harlequins, magpies and dwarf lop rabbits, also ferrets and ferret cross European polecat hybrids, I got my first pet ferret and pet rabbit over 50+ years ago, when I was a small child.

History.
Dutch rabbits, along with the English, were the most popular pet and exhibition rabbits a position that has now been filled by the Lop breeds. Originally from Holland or Belgium, the breed is striking in its appearance with a white blaze carrying up to a point between the ears, a saddle of colour continuing right around the middle of the rabbit with a straight edge and white markings on the hind feet. Their coat should be glossy and they are a medium size rabbit weighing 2.04 -2. 26 kg (4.5 lb. 5 lb.).

Behaviour of all rabbits.
Dutch rabbits are very lively and alert and should make good pets although a prospective owner should be looking for a breeder that handles the rabbits regularly from a young age so that the rabbit is not too jumpy. Colours Black, Blue, Chocolate, Yellow, Tortoiseshell, Steel Grey, Brown Grey, Pale Grey and Tri Colour
By using body language rabbits can stamp their feet or with a flash of a tail they can be seen and heard by other rabbits over a long distance.

Feeding Rabbits require a high fibre with lots of low quality hay (dried grass) or straw and low protein feed to prevent digestive problems, all rabbits do better on a poor quality hay than on a better quality hay such as timothy hay. Use rabbit pellets which can be purchased from pet shops to provide all your rabbits dietary needs and along with the following. Vegetables:
Artichoke leaves and Jerrusalem leaves, stems and tubers, Asparagus, Baby Sweetcorns and full size ones, Beetroot, Broccoli (and its leaves, including purple sprouting varieties), Brussel Sprouts (leaves and sprouts), Cabbage (can sometimes cause digestive upsets), Carrots (and carrot tops), Cauliflower (and the leaves), Celeriac, Celery (and its leaves), Chicory (in small amounts as this is a diretic), Courgette ( also leaves and flowers), Cucumber ( also leaves and flowers), Curly Kale (Excerlent for winter use), Fennel, Green beans (including leaves and stems), Kohl rabi, Parsnip, Peas (including the leaves and pods), Peppers (red, green and yellow), Pumpkin ( also leaves and flowers), Radish Tops, Rocket, Romaine (and all other lettuce as this is a diretic), Spinach (only occasional), Spring Greens, Squash (e.g. Butternut, leaves and flowers), Swede (Excerlent for winter use), Turnip (only occasional), Watercress.
Herbs (often powerful tastes so may take some getting used to): Basil, Coriander, Dill, Mint (peppermint), Parsley, Oregano, Rosemary, Sage, Thyme.
Fruits (should be fed in moderation, due to sugar content): all types of fresh fruit including skin Apple, Apricot, Banana (high in potassium),Blackberries (and leaves – excellent astringent properties), Blueberries,Cherries, Grapes, Kiwi Fruit, Melon, Mango, Nectarines, Orange, Papaya, Peach, Pear, Pineapple, Plums, Raspberries, Strawberries, Raspberries (and leaves – excellent astringent properties), Tomatoes (not the leaves)
Wild Garden Herbs/Weeds/Flowers: Borage, Calendula, Camomile, Chickweed ( in small amounts as this is a diretic), Clover (leaves and flowers), Coltsfoot, Comfrey, Dandelion (in small amounts as this is a diretic), Goosegrass (cleavers) but may stick to coat!, Lavender, Mallow, Nettle (the type with the white flowers), Nasturtium (leaves and flowers), Shepherd's purse, Sow Thistle, Plantain, Yarrow.
Extra vitamins and salt licks are not required. Any changes in diet must be made slowly (green stuffs and prepared feeds) over a period of a couple of weeks, to avoid digestive upsets. Fresh water must be available at all times and renewed daily.
To enable your rabbit to extract as much protein, vitamins and minerals from their low quality food, they digest their food twice, these are soft, kidney shaped droppings which are covered in a small amount of mucous. These droppings are very different from the dry round droppings that you will usually see your rabbit passing. Rabbits are herbivorous and wild rabbits will spend most of their lives grazing on grass, foliage, flowers and roots

Rabbits living indoor will drink more water than rabbits living out of doors because of the dryer atmosphere

Housing
For first time rabbit owner once you get home with your rabbit, put it in your cage and leave it for 48 house so that it can get used to its new surroundings before you start handling it, if you start to handle it too early you could end up with a very grumpy young rabbit from the start.
Rabbits can be kept indoors or outdoors, either way they need their own space in an appropriate cage or hutch. There are many purpose built cages and hutches available, alternatively you could build your own. It is recommended that you purchase the best quality you can afford, your rabbit will need it for 7–12 years. Make sure that the hutch is large enough for your rabbit to stretch full out, and high enough for your rabbit to stand upright. Dutch rabbits are generally comfortable in a 4' x 2' hutch. If kept outdoors, the hutch should have a dark enclosed area to provide your rabbit with a quiet space. The main living area should be large enough for your rabbit to stretch full out, and have wire mesh on the door. The hutch should be at least 6" off the floor to provide adequate ventilation. In the winter you can move your rabbits indoors or into a shed. They are also quite happy remaining out of doors, providing extra protection such as an old blanket draped over the front of the hutch at night in very cold weather. Remember rabbits need good ventilation, you can not therefore leave the cover down permanently otherwise your rabbit will succumb to chest infections from the damp, ammonia or overheating, and rabbits die from all of these.
Rabbits are naturally very clean animals and will only defecate and urinate in one area.

Bedding
Hay, straw and wood chips all make suitable bedding for rabbits. It is down to personal choice which you use, however, research has shown that rabbits will choose straw rather than wood chip or wire bottomed cages. All bedding should be renewed at least once a week, and the hutch should be washed, scrubbed and disinfected several times per year.
Rabbits can live out doors quite happily at minus 20c or below, all they need is plenty of bedding and a 4 inch layer of shavings

Exercise
Rabbits need regular stimulation and exercise in a safe environment. This can be in a purpose made rabbit run or simply by bringing your rabbit indoors and letting it play in your living room. Rabbits that are playing outside of their hutches, either in a run or indoors, should be supervised at all times and their play area must be 'rabbit proofed' by removing any hazards. Young rabbits will enjoy exercise, but be careful not to over do it, particularly if you are still in the 'getting to know each other' period.
Rabbits are sociable creatures and enjoy the company of humans, dogs, cats and other rabbits if carefully introduced. It is generally suggested that each rabbit has its own hutch (particularly if you intend to show it) as rabbits are like children and prefer not to share 'bedrooms'. They can, however, socialise together in common space, such as rabbit runs, and will like being able to see and hear another rabbit when they are in their own hutches. 2 bucks must never be put together even in a run if they have not been castrated (they will fight).

Rabbits need to be occupied and they love playing with toys. This can include manufactured toys for human babies, birds, cats, dogs, hamsters etc. But rabbits will equally get hours of enjoyment from some very cheap, readily available items in the household, blocks of wood, planks, plastic flower pots.
Rabbits can get exercise by taking them out on a harness and lead, but the problem with this is that rabbits can pick up diseases and fleas left on the grass by other rabbits, if their vaccinations are up to date they should not get any of the diseases but they will still pick up fleas.
Rabbits left to run around the home while the householder is out will chew wires, electric leads and furniture, these pets should be put in a pen or hutch while the householders are not at home.

Health
It is recommend that you get your rabbit covered by Pet Insurance as veterinary fees can mount up. Never leave a rabbit in the sole care of a child. As an adult you will have to assume sole responsibility for the health and welfare of your child's rabbit.
To prevent territorial behaviour of both bucks (males) and does (females), it is suggested that pet rabbits are neutered, if they are not neutered then it should be one rabbit per cage. I don't see altering as cruel when the kits may be dead in a year anyway; either through being "released" into the wild" or being slaughtered in a shelter when the owners have got bored of them.
Never put intact cavies / guinea-pigs in with intact rabbits as they will both sexually abuse each other, cavies / guinea- pigs should be housed with others of the same species. Males can be neutered at around 3-4 months, and does at 6 months. Females over 2-3 years old that are not being regularly bred from are at high risk of developing uterine cancer unless neutered.

Rabbits have little ability to regulate their body temperature and die very easily from heat stroke. Ensure adequate shade is provided at all times. Handle your rabbit daily, and it will generally enjoy your company. Never pick a rabbit up by its ears, and always support your rabbits back and hind quarters when handling.
Rabbits can easily experience spinal injuries, nails need clipping every 6-8 weeks and teeth should be checked weekly to ensure they are correctly aligned and they moult 2-4 times a year, only one of these will be heavy (usually late Spring/early Summer).

Seek veterinary advice if your rabbit develops discharges from the eye, nose or mouth, has scabs inside its ears, is passing diarrhoea or mucous, or stops eating and/or drinking. Any ill rabbit must always be given drinking water in a bowl. Water bottles are a clean, hygienic way of providing water if you rabbit is fit and well, but ill rabbits often become listless and will be unlikely to be bothered to lift their heads up to the spout of a bottle and will dehydrate and die very quickly.
If at all worried about your rabbit seek Veterinary Advice as sick or injured rabbits die very quickly
Healthy rabbits kept in clean conditions should not need bathing, if you think your rabbit needs a bath, first sort out why you think so and what you have done wrong in the first place.

Rabbit teeth, some rabbits have an over bight or an under bight which means that the teeth don't wear down properly, you have a choice here 1] Get your vet to pull the two front teeth out, 2] Get your vet to cut or file the two front teeth down, 3] You cut or file the teeth down. I prefer to do this job myself and cut the rabbits teeth, but I have never had to cut the teeth of any of the rabbits that I have bred. The name for this problem is malocclusion! Rabbits do far far better on a poor quality hay as they will chew this then excrete a pellet which they will eat so as to get more value out of the poor quality hay. This will also give them a more natural exercises to do and keep them occupied for longer. Trimming Nails Sit down and lay your rabbit on its back that way you can get to all 4 feet put your thumb on the sole of the foot with your fingers around the back of the foot and press your thumb down to show the nails take 1/3 rd of the nail off
A rabbits nose should be dry when it is in good health, if the nose is wet seek advice from your vet.

Breeding
Avoid breeding rabbits that have genetic defects and anything that is not found in the wild population such as long fur, extra short fur, drop down ears or satin fur can be classed as a genetic defect. Long hared rabbits such as Angora's, Cashmeres and Lionheads need a lot more grooming than short hair or normal coated rabbits do
Females will come into heat when a male is around, they don't go through cycles like most other creatures although they can mate anytime in any month and produce a litter, in theory they can produce a litter every month.
Gestation 30 to 32 days, litter size 3 to 8, eyes open 10 to 12 days, weaning are 6 to 8 weeks When the litter arrives don't expect every kit in the litter to be the same size, like multiple human births each kit will be different size and weight. Male Rabbit-BUCK (Sire) Female Rabbit-Doe (Dam) Young rabbit- Kit (offspring)
All rabbits should have their first litter before they reach 12 months old, if this is left until latter complications can set in and 95% of all older female pet rabbits die having their first litter.
Males can father a litter anytime from 6 months old up to 12 years old.
When breeding each doe should have her own cage to have her litter in, that way she will feel safe and in wild rabbits the pregnant doe leaves all the other rabbits and makes a stop (small burrow) where only she knows the litter can be found and it is not until the kits are ready to leave the stop that they return to the larger warren and all the other rabbits.
Pregnant rabbits can be handled until she starts pulling out her belly fur, at this point she should not be handled as the stress of the forthcoming litter and being handled may cause her to abort the litter.

If you intend breeding rabbits try to get hold of some pedigree stock, there are millions of cross bred rabbits about and a lot just end up being slaughtered, but with pedigree stock there is always some one out there who will buy them.

The doe must be put in with the buck who has to be housed separately and the matting only take a couple of seconds, then for the next three weeks she can be treated just as if she had not be mated only with a slight increase of food, by the 21 st day you should be starting to prepare for the birth by putting lots of hay or straw in the bedding area so that the doe can start to build her nest.
After the birth she will feed her kits at dawn and dusk, to feed them she will stand over the kits and the kits will come up to feed from the doe. Does don't menstruate, they ovulate after mating, a very efficient system.

Sexing rabbits try the following sites ….
Www.debmark.com/rabbits/sexing. … Www.rabbitnetwork.org/articles/sexing.shtml … Www.peteducation.com/article.cfm?cls=18&cat=1803&articleid=2694 …

My experience
I have bred, exhibited and bred exhibition rabbits since the early 70's, all of my rabbits are healthy and well cared for, they live up to 12+ years, at the moment I have 26 rabbits.

Garden plants. There's no such thing as a rabbit-proof plant. However, there are some that usually get passed over for something more tasty. Achilles (Yarrow), Agastache (Hyssop), Aquilegia (Columbine), Astilbe, Digitalis (Foxglove), Eryngium (Sea Holly), Euphorbia (Spurge), Gaillardia (Blanket Flower), Geranium (Perennial Geraniums), Helleborus (Hellebore), Hyacinthus (Hyacinth), Iris, Kniphofia (Red-hot Poker), Lavandula (Lavender), Lupinus (Lupine), Narcissus (Daffodil), Nepeta (Cat mint), Origanum (Oregano), Papaver (Poppy), Penstemon (Beardtongue), Peony, Perovskia (Russian Sage), Polygonatum (Solomon's Seal), Salvia (Sage), Yucca. Toxic Plants found in the house around Christmas: Poinsettia, Philodendron, Diffenbachia, Taxus Bicata = Yew, Chrysanthemum
Plants found to be Poisonous to Rabbits
Aloe vera, Amaryllis, Anemone, Azalea, Buttercups, Bluebells, Bittersweet, Bryony, Caladium, Carnation, Clematis, Crown-of-Thorns, Cyclamen, Columbine, Chrysanthemums, Dahlias, Deadly Nightshade, Delphinium, Dieffenbachia, Dracaena, Dog Mercury, Evergreens, Fig, Figwort, Fools Parsley, Poppies, Ragwort, Hemlock, Holly, Hydrangea, Impatiens, Juniper, Kingcup, Leyland Cypress, Laburnum, Lords And Ladies, Lily of the Valley, Lobelia, Marsh Marigold, Monkshood, Meadow Saffron, Mistletoe, Morning Glory, Oleander, Primrose, Privet, Schefflera, Spurges, St Johns wort, Rhododendron, Rubber Plant, Tulips, Wisteria, Woody Nightshade

Showing
The Hobby of Breeding & Exhibiting Rabbits is called 'The Fancy'.

Since having a brain injury I had to cut down on pets from over the 200 I owned, I have only kept a few Ferrets and European polecat hybrids, Rabbits, Dogs and a breeding pair of Rosella Parakeets.
Please do not copy without the written permission from me the author.
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Contact me if you need any more help. I help my vet when ever I can.

The American cottontail rabbit is an inferior species of rabbit and not the same specie as the rabbits that are kept all over the world as pets, the domestic rabbits originate from Spain.

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What can I do to get more, deeper sleep at night?

I've had two sleep studies done and there is nothing medically wrong with me like sleep apnea or constricted breathing. The people said I just don't get enough good deep rem sleep. What can I do? I don't like taking sleep aids because I fear dependency. I'm looking for more natural or homeopathic remedies.

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Google 'sleep hygiene' and compare your habits to ones that induce and maintain sleep.

Melatonin and chamomile tea

diet changes.

Mini heart attack?????>…..?

I don't think this is a heart attack nor do i know how to explain this. But sometimes when I'm sleeping at night…. And I'm asleep not (half awake) …. I wake up and have this feeling like when someone really scares you and you panic and can't breathe type of thing…. And it scares me… And it was not cause i had a bad dream , my dreams are normal… But the mini heart attack thing scares me… What is it?

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You are having some type of sleep terror even tho you think the dreams are normal.
If you had a heart problem this would be going on in the daytime. You also might
be having sleep apnea ( google that) and you should try sleeping on your back-
neck well supported, and pillow under the knees- head a bit elevated. See how that affects.

If this keeps up, I would get checked by the MD. If nothing is there, then go to justask.com
and ask a homeopath. There are homeopathic remedies for night terrors. Homeopathis
is safe, and gentle and erases the problem – it does not cover it up with a drug. See
homeopathy and more education site for more info. It is another med. System and one
I have used on my family for many years, it can heal very subtle things that allopathy
does not know what to do with.

I moan and groan in my sleep…help?!?!?

My boyfriend says that I moan and grunt in my sleep…I know I don't have sleep apnea I'm only 20 and I'm healthy and I don't stop breathing…I'm just confused as to why I do this and if there is anything I can do to stop it?

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If you consult a good homeopathic physician you can get the remedy
for that.It is basically depends on mind.

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How to sleep when a roommate snores, and earplugs aren't enough?

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Snoring home remedies and natural cures, Questions and answers

Lose weight
Maintain a normal weight – Losing weight can greatly reduce or even end snoring and possible obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Proper diet and exercise to losing weight.

Avoid smoking
Don't smoke–period!! Can cause increased nasal congestion and mucous in the throat area. Breathing through the nose is more effectual way to bring air into the lungs than mouth breathing.

Reduce alcohol intake
Alcohol can cause relaxation in the soft tissues and muscles in the throat. This will result in snoring or sleep apnea.

Sleep on your side
Sleep on your side, it makes the snoring a little lower.

I have experienced sleep apnea?

Let me explain, my whole life I've never had the best time trying to sleep or even sleeping without having some f*cking nightmare or now this not breathing crap.

Anyways, first was two years ago at a friends house, I woke up, fell back asleep, but whenever I felt my eyes roll in the back of my head, I immediately stopped breathing. And I had to wait 10 painful seconds to wake up each time because my eyes hadn't moved back yet. This happened 5 more times, eventually by the grace of god I feel asleep.

Then a year later I was sleeping when suddenly I felt myself not breathing and the worst part was I could not wake up, so there I lied, feeling like I'm about to die from something absolutely stupid. Constantly gasping for air, half asleep and half awake, the most painful night of my life next to the latter.

So what I want to know is, how bad do I have it? What should I do? I've told my parents, haven't done anything. And most importantly, am I going to die from this f*cking sh*t?

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Sleep apnea causes and risk factors
Anyone can have sleep apnea—young, old, male, female, and even children can suffer. However, certain risk factors have been associated with obstructive and central sleep apnea.

Risk factors for obstructive sleep apnea
You have a higher risk for obstructive sleep apnea if you are:

overweight
male
over the age of 65
black, Hispanic, or a Pacific Islander
related to someone who has sleep apnea
a smoker

Other risk factors for obstructive sleep apnea include certain physical attributes, such as having a thick neck, deviated septum, receding chin, or enlarged tonsils or adenoids. Allergies or other medical conditions that cause to nasal congestion and blockage can also contribute to sleep apnea.

Risk factors for central sleep apnea
Like obstructive sleep apnea, central sleep apnea is more common in males and people over the age of 65. However, unlike obstructive sleep apnea, central sleep apnea is often associated with serious illness, such as heart disease, stroke, neurological disease, or spinal or brainstem injury.

Self-help treatment for sleep apnea
While a diagnosis of sleep apnea can be scary, it is a treatable condition. In fact, there are many things you can do on your own to help, particularly for mild to moderate sleep apnea. Home remedies and lifestyle modifications can go a long way in reducing sleep apnea symptoms.

Lifestyle changes that can help sleep apnea
Lose weight. Even a small amount of weight loss can open up your throat and improve sleep apnea symptoms.
Quit smoking. Smoking is believed to contribute to sleep apnea by increasing inflammation and fluid retention in your throat and upper airway.
Avoid alcohol, sleeping pills, and sedatives, especially before bedtime, because they relax the muscles in the throat and interfere with breathing
Avoid caffeine and heavy meals within two hours of going to bed.
Maintain regular sleep hours. Sticking to a steady sleep schedule will help you relax and sleep better. Apnea episodes decrease when you get plenty of sleep.
Bedtime tips for preventing sleep apnea
Sleep on your side. Avoid sleeping on your back, as gravity makes it more likely for your tongue and soft tissues to drop and obstruct your airway.
Try the tennis ball trick. In order to keep yourself from rolling onto your back while you sleep, sew a tennis ball into a pocket on the back of your pajama top. Or wedge a pillow stuffed with tennis balls behind your back.
Prop your head up. Elevate the head of your bed by 4 to 6 inches or elevate your body from the waist up by using a foam wedge. You can also use a special cervical pillow.
Open your nasal passages. Try to keep your nasal passages open at night using a nasal dilator, saline spray, breathing strips, or a neti pot.
Throat exercises to reduce sleep apnea
Studies show that throat exercises may reduce the severity of sleep apnea by strengthening the muscles in airway, making them less likely to collapse.

Press tongue flat against the floor of mouth and brush top and sides with toothbrush. Repeat brushing movement 5 times, 3 times a day.
Press length of tongue to roof of mouth and hold for 3 minutes a day.
Place finger into one side of mouth. Hold finger against cheek while pulling cheek muscle in at same time. Repeat 10 times then rest and alternate sides. Repeat sequence 3 times.
Purse lips as if to kiss. Hold lips tightly together and move them up and to the right the up and to the left 10 times. Repeat sequence 3 times.
Place lips on a balloon. Take a deep breath through your nose then blow out through your mouth to inflate balloon as much as possible. Repeat 5 times without removing balloon from mouth.

Are there Philippine doctors specializing in remedies for apnea?

My expat friend can hardly sleep, pounding away on his keyboard. He seemed so angry. My research tells me he might be suffering from a sleep disorder called apnea. Help, he needs to be cured, or he might just burn out.
@twin brah : while you were sleeping, the expats were accusing you left and right of cloning them, I had to rise in the mid of the night to defend our family's honor, to show them you have not been annihilated, as they were all declaring. Pretty much like Gaddafi's son has been captured, only to later show himself in public. Nice of you to show your handsome face.

Posted by Bhuwisit
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I had sleep disorder before, and I went to Medical City (in Mandaluyong). There, I was ordered by the doctor to stay for the night in a room that resembles most bedrooms. Not a typical hospital suite. It was designed to be restful because the tests are done to monitor sleeping habits, breathing, etc under normal conditions. To best approximate normal conditions, the patient can even sleep with his/her spouse.

The only difference versus sleeping at home is that there are wires attached to the different body parts. A technician is on duty in a one-way booth (you are told about this beforehand). Like a CT Scan, several indicators are monitored, all relating to sleeping.

I forgot the doctor's name. But definitely, with such facility, they would have the best sleep disorder doctors in the country.

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If I had a sleep study done, why wasn't I given a CPAP?

I've had been diagnosed with Sleep Apnea when I was 14, but was never given a CPAP. Then in 2006 when I was hospitalized for Pneumonia, after seeing that I had SA and not using a machine, the attending scheduled me for a Sleep Study. This was done at an external Sleep Study Clinic and was scheduled a followup wit my attending two weeks later. When I went to that appointment, I was told to buy a Nebulizer Machine for my Albuterol treatments, but was never directed to to get a CPAP. About a year later, I tried to contact my attending and found that she had moved out of state and I am now just lazy to try and track her down. I am now seeing a new doctor, should I ask him? What can I do to see if I need a CPAP without being scheduled for another Sleep Study?

Notes: I am now 24
Obese.

Posted by Naniwai
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Naniwai,
A Sleep Study or Polysomnogram (PSG) is done to determine whether or not you have a sleep disorder. You should have been connected to various machines – the EEG or electroencephalogram, is a major part of a sleep study and measures and records four forms of brain wave activity – alpha, beta, delta and theta waves. The EMG or electromyogram, records muscle activity such as face twitches, teeth grinding, and leg movements. It also helps in determining the presence of REM stage sleep. The amount and duration of these activities provides the doctor with important information about your sleep. The EOG or electro-oculogram, records eye movements. These movements are important in determining the different sleep stages, particularly REM stage sleep. The electrodes are usually placed on the outer aspect of your right eyebrow and along the outer aspect below or beneath your left eye. EKG or electrocardiogram, records heart activities, such as rate and rhythm. Electrodes are placed on your chest. The Nasal Airflow Sensor, records breath temperature, airflow, apnea and hypopnea events. A sensor is placed near your nose and mouth. Chest/Abdomen Belts record breathing depth, apnea and hypopnea events. Elastic belts are placed around your chest and abdomen. An Oximeter records blood oxygen saturation. A band-aid like clip is placed on a finger. A video records body positioning and movements. A Snore Microphone records any snoring. An electrode is placed over your trachea, on your lower neck. Elastic belts are placed around the chest and abdomen to record breathing rate and effort from the diaphragm, as well as apnea and hypopnea events. A CPAP Titration is only required if sleep apnea is diagnosed or strongly suspected. Typically, this is a full night of study performed during a second night, but is sometimes performed during the last few hours of a split-night study. CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) therapy is the first line of treatment for sleep apnea. The CPAP device delivers pressurized air through tubing to a nasal mask or nasal pillows, which are fitted around the head. The pressurized air acts as an airway splint. It gently opens the patient's throat and breathing passages, allowing them to breathe normally while asleep, but only through their nose! However, as you state that it was not used during your Study, it would indicate, to me, that sleep apnea was not diagnosed or suspected. At the end of your question you ask “I am now seeing a new doctor, should I ask him? What can I do to see if I need a CPAP without being scheduled for another Sleep Study?” You may only find the answer to your question if you actually ASK your new doctor any relevant questions. Surely you did not need to post this question on this forum to know that? No one has any knowledge of any report from your Study except your doctor who would access these details from your medical documents.

ALL ANSWERS SHOULD BE THOROUGHLY RESEARCHED, IN ANY FORUM AND ESPECIALLY IN THIS ONE. – MANY ANSWERS ARE FLAWED.

It is extremely important to obtain an accurate diagnosis before trying to find a cure. Many diseases and conditions share common symptoms.

The information provided here should not be used during any medical emergency or for the diagnosis or treatment of any medical condition. A licensed physician should be consulted for diagnosis and treatment of any and all medical conditions.

Hope this helps
matador 89.

Are Dr.'s over diagnosing sleep apnea to increase the profits of CPAP machine manufacturers?

I am suspect of sleep neurologists who keep pushing an apnea diagnosis as the problem (vs. Narcolepsy, for example) even if a sleep study shows differently. It seems each dr. Is located next door to CPAP machine rentals. I'm wondering if they are part owners or stock holders drumming up business. Just asking…
I've been to 3 drs. All said the same thing after stating the sleep tests only showed mild apnea. Sleep apnea is considered a sleep disorder and neurologists are usually the treating physician.

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Well, without being too specific, I have a relative who worked his entire life for a pharmaceutical manufacturer. The funding for research he was doing in the early eighties was mysteriously pulled when they were very close to finding a cure for asthma. Naturally the company was a major manufacturer of asthma medications. Hmmm…..cure = no more profit.

I think there are many companies/people in healthcare that are very suspect. ALWAYS get a second opinion, or maybe ask a holistic professional just to get another viewpoint.

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Edit: In view of your additional comments, it seems three opinions would warrant biting the bullet and trying the CPAP. My ex-husband (snoring was a contributing factor in our divorce) was diagosed after he remarried and loves his CPAP, if that helps.

Is there a cure for sleep apnea?

Posted by Tori
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It depends entirely on the cause. There are three types of sleep apnea: obstructive, central, and mixed. In obstructive apnea as the muscles of the upper airway relax, they collapse and prevent the individual from drawing a breath. Blood carbon dioxide increases and oxygen decreases and the brain awakens. The muscle tone in the airway returns and the individual falls asleep again. The muscles relax and the cycle starts over. This can happen hundreds and even thousands of times a night without the person even being aware that it's happening. The result is that the person never really gets to sleep and is chronically sleep-deprived. There are a few treatments for obstructive apnea: CPAP, which stents the airway open with air pressure; dental devices, which hold the jaw forward and prevent complete collapse of the airway; surgery (uvulopalatopharyngoplasty) which removes some of the soft tissue of the upper airway; tracheostomy, which bypasses the upper airway completely (and can be plugged during the day), and in obese patients, losing at least 20 pounds may cure obstructive apnea. Of all of the treatments available only CPAP and tracheostomy have been shown to be 100% effective (and CPAP only when used properly and titrated during a sleep study).

Central apnea is a neurological problem. During sleep, the brain stops sending impulses to breathe. None of the above treatments will cure central apnea because the problem is not in the airway, it's in the brain. Some medications can cause central apnea. The only treatment for central apnea is nighttime ventilation with a BIPAP or a ventilator through a tracheostomy. Very rarely is a trach used solely for apnea.

Mixed apnea is obviously a combination of the two problems and the treatment needs to address both factors; most commonly BIPAP is used.

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Spa chemicals or natural?

Has anyone tried using a natural spa as opposed to adding chemicals all the time ?
I'm sick of the chemicals and am considering a natural alternative e.g: clear choice australia products.

Posted by prinessjasmine
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The problem with avoiding the chemicals in a spa, is that you've got a large body of water held at body temperature. What you end up with is a large biology experiment that can breed all kinds of nasties in it.

You can cut down on some of the chemicals you use if you make sure that you and your guests always shower before you use the spa. Also don't wash your swimsuits with detergent (or just don't wear them 😉 )

What are some home spa day ideas?

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1 Get Organized For Your Home Spa Day. Pull together some of the things that say "spa" — your robe and slippers, spa CDs, candles,clean sheets and towels, exercise clothing, your favorite exercise DVDs, a body scrub, your facial products, and things to get yourself a manicure and pedicure. This will help inspire you as you plan your home spa day.

#2 Plan Healthy Meals. Create your home spa menus around healthy food that will help you eat for energy — an egg-white omelette with vegetables for breakfast, stir-fired chicken breast and vegetables for lunch, lentil soup and salad for dinner. You can cook ahead or make that part of the fun or your home spa day, especially if you're with a friend.

#3Get Some Exercise During Your Home Spa Day. You can take a walk around your neighborhood, bike ride, go to the local gym, take a yoga class, watch an exercise DVD — whatever works for you and where you live. You can get up early, eat a piece of fruit and some almonds before you go for a walk, then do something else later in the day. How much and what kind of exercise you want to do depends on your current fitness level.

#4 Give Yourself A Spa Treatment During Your Home Spa Day.One of the easiest home spa treatments is a body scrub and hot bath. This would be a good thing to do in the afternoon. Take time to rest afterwards. You can also give yourself a home facial, or do your nails.

#5 Give Yourself Some Quiet Time. You don't have to get on a cushion and "try" to meditate. Just sit quietly for a few minutes and notice what is going on inside you and around you.

#6 Get Inspired During Your Home Spa Day. Spas usually have lectures on health and wellness, so you might want to take a little time to read something inspiring. Books I especially love include "First You Row A Little Boat" and "Gifts of the Sea".

#7 Feel The Love. Your home spa day is about extending love and kindness to yourself — and others. If someone is joining you at the end of the day, make sure they feel the love.

Walk outside
Look up how to do a manicure
AND pedicure
Visit bath and body works
And here's some facial instructions:
Heat Water For A Steam Facial.
Before your facial, gently heat enough distilled water to fill a shallow wide bowl. It does not have to be boiled hard, just heated enough so that the steam will last for up to five minutes. If you are adding herbs, bring the water to a boil so that you may steep the herbs and still have steam left for your facial. You will also need a cleanser, cold cream or light vegetable oil, soft cloth for wiping residue, toner and a light moisturizer.

Read more at Suite101: Have a Steam Facial: Natural Skin Care And Steam Hydration Http://greenliving.suite101.com/article….

Here's a breakfast recipe: Fruit Smoothy: Combine 1 cup vanilla yogurt, 1 cup ice cubes, ½ cup fresh strawberries and ½ banana (or any combination of fruit you like) in a blender. Blend until smooth.
Have a good day! :)

What are the best body washes…?

That last on your skin and keep your skin soft and fresh? I am also putting together a basket of different bath and spa items as a Christmas gift for one of my friends. What are your suggestions?

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An all natural one day body cleanse?

When I say natural I mean no pills or super shakes=]
I've ate pretty bad over the weekend and my body isn't used to that. So does anyone know a natural way to detoxify my body in one day?

Posted by ImNull
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I wouldn't do that, cleansers are usually not the way to go. When you mess up, just accept it as a loss and promise yourself to do better in the future. Make up for it by going on an extra run or doing a couple extra sit-ups.

As long as you're eating healthy (I know you said you had a bad weekend) your body should be fine. Get your full fix of fruits, veggies, grains, protein and working out. As long as you do what you should for your body you do not need to cleanse it.

Whenever I eat really bad something I've found that helps is drinking lots of water, it runs through your system really fast and for me I feel like it makes my stomach a little flatter. Also, try drinking tea (green would be a good choice) because that encourages bowel movement so you'd get the whole process done a lot faster. Hope this helps! :)

What is the best natural body cleanse?

I'm interested in doing a natural body cleanse. What is the best one that has worked for you and what does it consist of? I'd appreciate the recipe….thxs!

Posted by soybonita
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You have to be willing to get grossed out for this. But it is what you asked for, so here it is. Get off the coffee and the sodas and start with the green tea…hot green tea. BUT put one teaspoon of maple syrup in it and one quarter teaspoon of Cayenne Pepper and one tablespoon of Lemon Juice. Sip it. Finish it. Do your best to enjoy it. It is not horrible, but it is not yummy either. It will cleanse you without cramps but you will be sitting longer than usual. Great anti-oxidents in that mixture and that mixture will soothe your insides and help you to get rid of the rest of the stuff without hurting your tummy, cramping you, or giving you gas. You will have to go to the bathroom more often than usual, but that is part of the cleansing. Good luck. Also. Stop snacking.

What is the best all natural "body cleanse" to do?

Any information or resources about healthy ways to cleanse would be very greatly appreciated!

Posted by Lynne.
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I wouldn't recommend doing a short term detox to cleanse the body, but I would recommend incorporating more raw fruit and vegetables into your diet, and doing some research about the raw food lifestyle. There are some great books out there, look into Shazzie's books (try her website www.detoxyourworld.com) which has a big selection of good books. You could also try typing in "Raw Food" into Amazon, which should bring up a good selection of books.

A good 3 week cleanse/ healthy eating plan can be found in Dr Joshi's books, they're fabulous!

Hope this helps!

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Any anatomy related exhibits, movies, activities etc. Around Chicago?

I am looking for a place to go with an Anatomy class. An I max movie, museum exhibit, or anything would be great that's in the Chicago area thanks.

Posted by Cubs_Fan!
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If you call the city morgue (Medical examiners office). I guarantee you can get a tour and a wealth of info from the people who work there. It is an unbelievable experience and a hidden gem to citizens of Chicago

tx- 1-312-666-0200. It is located in the medical district around Roosevelt and Ashland.

As Slope stated The Museum of Natural history has some good anatomy type exhibits also.

I need recipes for preserves – peach, tomato, strawberry – any and all with natural ingredients, please!?

Nice combinations are welcome too, like peach blueberry with triple sec, tomatoe vodka, etc. Thanks so much – I know I can always rely on you guys!

Posted by wickedchef
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Here's a few links and recipes:

Grape Juice Preserves

1/2 cup unsweetened grape juice
1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
2 teaspoons unflavored gelatin
1/2 cup cold water
Bring grape juice and lemon juice to boil; reduce heat and simmer for 4 minutes.
While simmering, soak gelatin in cold water until dissolved.
Remove juice from heat.
Add gelatin to hot grape juice; mix well.
When cool, pour into small sterilized containers and refrigerate.
Makes 1 1/2 to 2 cups.

I haven't tried this recipe. It's all I could get with no sugar. It came from this site: Http://www.recipegoldmine.com/nosugaradd…

And these are kinda neat:

Pepper Jelly

Hot peppers have become a popular garden item. This jelly is a safe and delicious way to preserve them–it's excellent with cream cheese and crackers. However, take caution and wear rubber gloves when handling hot peppers. Sweet peppers may be substituted for hot peppers, if desired.

4 or 5 hot peppers, cored and cut in pieces
4 sweet green peppers, cored and cut in pieces
1 cup white vinegar
5 cups sugar
1 pouch (1/2 bottle) liquid pectin
Green food coloring

Yields 5 half-pint jars

Sterilize canning jars. Put half the peppers and half the vinegar into blender container; cover and process at liquify until pepper is liquified. Repeat with remaining peppers and vinegar. Combine liquified peppers, sugar, and vinegar in a large saucepot and boil slowly for 10 minutes. Remove from heat. Add liquid pectin and boil hard 1 minute. Skim and add a few drops of green food coloring. Pour jelly immediately into hot canning jars, leaving 1/4 inch headspace. Wipe jar rims and adjust lids. Process 5 minutes in a boiling water bath.
Pear-Apple Jam

2 cups peeled, cored and finely chopped pears (about 2 pounds)
1 cup peeled, cored, and finely chopped apples
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
6 1/2 cups sugar
1/3 cup bottled lemon juice
1 pouch liquid pectin

Yields 7 or 8 half-pint jars

Sterilize canning jars. Crush apples and pears in a large saucepan. Stir in cinnamon. Thoroughly mix sugar and lemon juice with fruits and bring to a boil over high heat, stirring constantly. Immediately stir in pectin. Bring to a full rolling boil and boil hard 1 minute, stirring constantly. Remove from heat; quickly skim off foam. Pour jam immediately into hot jars, leaving 1/4-inch headspace. Wipe jar rims and adjust lids. Process 5 minutes in a boiling water bath.
References

Complete Guide to Home Canning. United States Department of Agriculture, Agriculture Information Bulletin No. 539.

So Easy to Preserve (Third Ed.). Cooperative Extension Service, The University of Georgia, College of Agriculture, Athens.
Preserving Food Safely (Version 3.0). Home Economics Library Program, Cooperative Extension Service, Michigan State University.
Information Compiled by Sharron Coplin, Extension Associate, Food and Nutrition
Revised by Pat Shenberger, Family and Consumer Sciences, Ashland County
Http://ohioline.osu.edu/hyg-fact/5000/53…
and here's some more with unique preserves:

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This one has some REALLY unique ones:

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How could I stop my natural beauty treatments from going off?

I'm looking to make my own beauty treatments to sell to retailers, using only natural products. Where could I start and how could I stop them from going off? Thanks!

Posted by ms.lisa1990
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Vitamin e is a poweful preservative thats natural. Heres a website that lists and sells several other natural preservatives that you need.
Http://fromnaturewithlove.com/soap/Prese…

Anybody knows any good websites for all natural homemade beauty products/recipes?

I don't mean websites that SELL products. I mean websites that contain information (recipes, tips etc) on how to make your own natural homemade beauty products. Thanx.

Posted by me, myself, and I
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I kind of like Care2 — it's a huge site about natural and green living. I originally got interested in it because of their great recipes for non-toxic house cleaning and furniture polishes, etc.

In their Healthy and Green Living section under "True Beauty" they have lots of nice recipes for skin and hair care, makeup, bath stuff, etc.

Http://www.care2.com

Hope that helps.

I have a new all natural aromatherapy beauty product website and wanted to know if i should add any other item

I have a new all natural aromatherapy beauty product website and wanted to know if i should add any other items
Http://www.juicybodyworks.com/

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Legs: wax or au natural?

I'm female and had a back injury recently and now that warm weather is here I have realized I can't shave my legs perfectly. My back is going to take a long time to recover – if I get full mobility. I can't decided do I spend a ton of money on painful waxing, wear long pants and skirts, or try to work up the nerve to be the chick with hairy legs?

Serious answers please!!! I'm really vain and I've never even considered this issue until I realized I completely missed shaving the very front of both legs.

PS. I live alone so no one to get assistance from.

Posted by curiouszoey01
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I have always found "the chick with hairy legs" exceptionally hot. Women who don't shave are usually more confident and adventurous. Plus the feel of long leg hair is soft and sensual. Give up on shaving and be your natural self.

Paintball or natural?

Posted by yfood
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I prefer me balls au natural, yfood.

Do men perfer women au Natural or with red lipstick?

I recently bought two shades of red lipstick because i thought it looked amazing on me. I'm not the type to wear make-up (not even lip gloss), but i was just messing around in the store and realized how great it looked. I really want a boyfriend since i've never had one and thought red lips will at least draw some guys towards me. Am I being naive or will this really work?

Posted by abc321
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I would say natural for everyday and red for going out. Red lips can look so sexy! However you shouldn't use makeup to draw guys in. Most guys like natural looks. Red lips if done wrong can look really clowny and fake. Keep the rest of your makeup highly natural if you want to rock a red lip. And find a shade that suits your skintone. If you're fair stick with redy orange toned reds. And if you have darker skin then go with a blue toned red! :)

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Questions and Answers

Can a natural Body builder get as big as a Steroid body builder?

Like how long would it take to get as built as the ultimate warrior, without roids?

And why are steroids Illegal? If I choose to put my body in danger how am I effecting someone else?
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Posted by Athrius
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A natural bodybuilder will never be as big as a roider, unless he has insanely good genetics. Steroids build muscle at such an astonishing rate compared to naturals (one cycle of testosterone can add up to 20 pounds of lean body mass in 14-16 weeks, whereas a natural will add an average of one pound of muscle a MONTH).

Don't listen to the other idiots who answered this…the only people who harm themselves using steroids are people who don't do enough research beforehand. Steroids CAN be safely used if you educate yourself beforehand and stay away from the extremely potent compounds.

Hope this helps!

Paranormal experience or just a natural body experience?

A year ago when I used to go out a lot at night I would have lots of repetitive nightmares, hear running above me when I'm in my garage (hallway outside my room), and wake up in the middle of the night having the feeling of pinned down not able to move nor speak but I figure that's just a natural body thing but one night I just got home around 2:30 am and was watching TV wide awake I suddenly felt only my a small part of my fore arm and my thigh area pinned down hard like my arm was being held by hands so I started yelling and after I forced my arm to move I was able to get out of my room. None of that happens now I still hear the running once in a while when no ones home but not sure if it is just the woods in my home.
Thanks guys but it is not the paralysis when I wake up in the middle of the night that I'm worried about it's the time when I was wide awake that I got pinned down that still haunts me til today anyone ever experienced that before?
This all stopped after I covered the the huge mirror on my closet door facing my bed and placed a cross in my room which was my parents idea I am not a believer of paranormal but that gave me the spooks just hoping it can be explained by science however I am open minded to other explanations also.

Posted by henry
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Sleep paralysis can be one of the most frightening experiences you can have and that it happens when you are trying to sleep just adds to the intensity.This is a state between consciousness and sleep.You can hallucinate a variety of things while in this condition including a presence in your midst as well as hearing and seeing things. It is like you are dreaming while you are awake but it is also said to be a state in which can lead one to astral project or have an out of body experience.

I have personally had this experience several times and have had the sensation that I was about to depart from my body but fought this. I was afraid to continue and forced myself awake. It is highly odd and strange and if someone has not come about this encounter on their own its hard for them to fully understand.This is not associated with any paranormal activity and is quite common to experience, its hard to tell you how to break out of it and most of the time you just have to ride it out.

A good book I recommend on this subject is "The Terror That Comes In The Night" by David J. Hufford. He talks about the various myths regarding the "Old Hag" who is seen to come in the room with an individual while they are asleep and sit on their chest.Many claim to of experienced her and it can be a frightening experience.Though this can be quite frightening to experience it is not usually associated with the paranormal or anything demonic. It is also said that it can be a gateway to Astral projection or Out of body experiences and Lucid dreaming. Knowing how to control or regulate this state is the key. Good luck and take care.
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Natural body products?

That are good for your skin? I'm talking about things like fruits and such, NOT actual chemical products that say they're natural.
What's good for acne and scars? And moisturizing? Dry skin…all of that kind of stuff. Help is greatly appreciated :)
Just things that have worked for you ♥

Posted by Clarity.
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Jason Natural Cosmetics-Tea Tree Gel works great and u can find it at GNC with a large amount of other natural products.

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