In a 1998 study by the National Sleep Foundation reported that 12% of Americans sleeps less than six hours per night. The essay also shows that the percent of diagnoses in sleep orders by 266% and prescription medications prescribed to patients also increased by 293%. All these statics do a great job of support the claim that Americans rely on caffeine and alarm clocks rather than cat naps but the question still remains. What solutions does the author give to help the people included in these
Within the last decade, the findings of creatine phosphate have made this process much easier, faster, safer, affordable, and do not forget legal. Chris Poner, a professional lifter for Power Training Television shares his thoughts on creatine stating “Creatine gives athletes an advantage by allowing them to see results and increase their strength in a shorter time” (Sports, 2006). Many people question
Nordio and Romanelli (2008) reported that acupressure band at HT 7 for 10 hours, daily for 20 days improved sleep and normal melatonin rhythm compared to the control group in 33 patients (p < .05 and p= .01 respectively). Harris and colleagues (2005) investigated the effect of 2 sequences of acupressure treatment (cross-over design) to support relaxation or stimulation administered daily for 3 days. These investigators found that acupressure at LI 4, ST 36 KD 1, and UB 10 decreased fatigue and improved alertness compared to the period of relaxation acupressure in 39 healthy university students. Molassiotis and colleagues (2007) reported that acupressure for 3 minutes daily for 2 weeks improved fatigue compared to the control group (p< 0.05). However, there was no statistical difference between acupressure treatment and placebo (acupressure at nonacupressure points) groups.
Last night I went to bed at about 9:00 PM, which is about one hour and thirty minutes earlier than my daily goal for this week. I plan to continue this "earlier than my goal" behavior for it preps me for what is coming (Daylight Savings Time). I have been keeping track of my behavior through journaling my bed time. I am really looking forward to Saturday because if I continue achieving my daily goal of "no later than 10:30" for this week, I will reward myself with a cup of coffee in the
“And you should be too…yet it seems that no one is talking about the issue.” (“Human Overpopulation Panel…”). To help the audience achieve a better understanding on how fast the population is growing, Paul demonstrated the change in population over time. According to Alexandra Paul’s research, the first sign of human life is estimated to have been around 1000 A.D. In 1830, about 200,000 years after the first estimated human life form, man-kind reached one billion people. Astonishingly, it only took humans another century to reach the second billion mark.
A survey conducted by the American Academy of Dermatology found that 69% of male and 61% of female respondents thought people look better with a tan, and 60% of men and 54% of women said that a tan gave them a healthy appearance. Following the declaration of UV rays as a known carcinogen, the UV tanning industry experienced a rapid decline. However, it had the opposite effect on the sunless tanning industry which is growing steadily and has been for almost a decade. The self-tanning industry has exploded in the US in recent years as consumers have tried to attain their healthy summer glow in a safer manner (De Castella,
"Paid parental leave can reduce infant mortality by as much as 10%," according to a 2011 study. With both parents being home, it increases the likelihood that they will get the proper doctor visits and vaccinations that the baby needs. Also, a study has shown that mothers who have the father home to help care for the baby have fewer depressive symptoms.
The rhetorical strategies that are used in the article are ethos, anecdote and analogy. The rhetorical strategy, ethos is used when it states that more than half of a man’s salary growth happens during the first ten years according to a director of the Hallie E. Ford Center for Healthy Children and Families (Selingo 9). This furthers the authors claim because the evidence shows that the article used credible sources in order for the audience to trust the author. Another rhetorical strategy used was anecdote when it the author tells a short story of Stanley Hall and how back in the mid 1800s college students like Stanley had the same problem of finding what they wanted to do after college (Selingo 2). This supports the authors claim by telling a story that would be similar to a student from todays society.
• Mild to moderate daily physical activity (for one week after cell therapy). • Avoidance of exposure to strong sunlight (for one week after cell therapy). After a course of live cell therapy, some of the benefits observed are: • Improved mental functioning (relaxed feeling, stamina, alertness memory) and physical stamina. • Increased vitality and metabolism. • Quality sleeping pattern.
Living standards In The U.S, the living conditions are very stable! It’s a standard to own a car, a house and to have food every day. The standards of living in The United States is on the top 20 in the world! From the 1930s up until 1980, the average American income tripled which translated into higher living standards for the American population. Even if this is a fact, it still lives many poor people in the U.S.
There have been a few propositions passed in the history of the United States in order to establish fairness in society. In November of 1988, California voters passed Proposition 103 which requires insurance company to receive a “prior approval” from the Insurance Commissioner before they are able to apply insurance rates to automobile, property, and casualty (California Department of Insurance). Passing Proposition 103 allowed more regulation of rates that are implemented by insurance companies. Additionally, Proposition 103 required each insurer to “roll back” its rates 20 percent. Most of California consumers were in favor of Proposition 103 because, if passed, it would allow consumers to save money.
Schools should be converted to a year-round calendar due to the many positive effects it has for students. A year-round schedule provides students with more of an enriched education. With having shorter summer breaks it gives students less time to forget what they had previously learned. It helps increase grade average and test scores. According to J. Matthews in the “Washington Post” a school in Alaska converted to the different schedule and increased the reading average from the 28th percentile to the 71st percentile.
What you need to know about daylight savings Many countries have been using daylight savings time for quite some time now, although not all countries in the world do so, there are few countries and regions that have made it a part of their timing. If you are not familiar with how daylight savings work, all you need to know is that the main purpose of Daylight Saving Time or simply Summer time is basically to make better use of daylight. This has to do with changing clocks during the summer months to simply move an hour of daylight from the morning to the evening. Keep in mind that the basic idea behind using daylight saving is to leverage on sunlight. Although most people see daylight savings as that time clocks are moved forward or backwards,
College not only allows you easier access to a steady above minimum wages but also access to more life itself. Imagine yourself as a 80 year old grandparent, you could die pretty much anytime at that at age, but you can spend more time with your future family if you decide to get a Bachelor’s degree. I know this may sound as ludicris as the early 2000’s rapper, but according to the Center of Desease Control (CDC) “Between 1996-2006, the gap in life expectancy at age 25 between those with less than a high school education and those with a bachelor’s degree or higher increased by 1.9 years for men and 2.8 years for women. On average in 2006, 25-year-old men without a high school diploma had a life expectancy 9.3 years less than those with a Bachelor’s degree or higher. Women without a high school diploma had a life expectancy 8.6 years less than those with a bachelor’s degree or higher.” Now if this doesnt convince you of that the claim is legitamate then im not sure what will.
In the 1970’s, the DOT found the total electricity saved throughout the US was about one percent every day DST was in effect (Source B). The United States claimed this was a result of people having more time in the afternoon to travel by automobile, causing an increase in gasoline consumption, this increase, however isn’t offset by a decrease of energy usage in the morning. (Source C). I order to challenge the DOTs claim; the National Bureau of Economic Research conducted their own experiment. Paradoxical to the initial intent of the policy, “DST results in an overall increase in residential electricity demand,” (Source F).