We make health choices that cover basic health needs and provides optimal support for a healthy you. Though we try a lot, but still let’s rethink, is there anything that we may miss?

 

Yes! At times we overlook the fact that Vitamin D is an important element for human body and we usually miss to walk in the sunshine. We all need sunshine for our skin to produce vitamin D.

 

Vitamin D is important building block of body. It needs to build bones, protect against cancer, and strengthen your immune system. One research states that Vitamin D deficiency is the most common medical illness and affecting over one billion people. Deficiency of vitamin D is also linked with depression, diabetes, and heart problems.

 

Another fact is that you can overcome the Vitamin D deficiency before it gets too late. Before taking any further step, it is imperative to know if you are Vitamin D deficient or not. Identifying vitamin D deficiency can be a tricky thing to do.

 

So, Here are some signs to show that you are D- deficient.

 

Sleepy You!

You may feel tired all the time. You feel exhausted even if you are getting a proper sleep. Vitamin D deficiency is associated with sleeping disorder. According to one study it is said that lower level of vitamin D is linked to higher level of daytime sleep.

 

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Sweaty You!

A sweaty forehead is one of the first classic obvious symptoms of Vitamin D deficiency. If you find yourself gleaming even when you have normal body level, you seriously need to have more vitamin D.

 

Moody You!

Mood swings; having blues may link to vitamin D deficiency. Vitamin D receptors are found in many areas of brain, including areas that are related to depression. According to research in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, women who have low level of vitamin D in their body are twice as likely to combat depression.

 

 

MOOD SWINGS

 

 

Bones! It Hurts.

 

D- deficiency causes aches and pains in bones and muscles. Adults who have low level of vitamin D in their body may suffer from this pain. This deficiency is also a common risk factor for poor fracture healing.

 

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Do I need to get myself checked?

If you feel that you are having these symptoms, talk to your doctor. He will possibly recommend you a blood test. Blood test is one of the best ways to determine your D level. You may also discuss ways to boost your vitamin D level on time.

 

 

 



Shine bright like a diamond” stones do have power to affect you. Stones are made up of minute crystals which are constantly in motion and hence they emit energies of different frequencies. Their energy draws us into their mysterious magic.

Gemstones in the form of crystals are the part of mother earth and are composed of silica and quartz. We humans also have some quantity of quartz and silica. These silica and quarts in the stones radiate energy which matches the electromagnetic field of earth and human body and affects our health and it has been believed that it helps in healing too.

There are a number of benefits of silica for human health, some of them are given below;

 

Silica Benefits!

Silica lowers bad cholesterol and raises good. Silica helps in fading age spots. Silica stimulates metabolism for higher energy levels. Correct level of silica in cells helps to prevent cancer.

Here we have chosen some of main gemstones and their affects just have a look you might hit with some health bonuses.

Amethyst

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This stone is the rarest form of quartz and its very popular. It’s in purple color mostly but its shades can differ from dark purple to lilac sometimes.

Amethyst produces small magnetic fields which matches with our body magnetic field and exchanges te energies with one another.

It emits far infrared radiations which help in cell growth promotions, as it emits low levels of heat giving soothing and calmness to the body.

It aids in blood regulations and better circulation. It attracts good luck and love.

 

Blue Topaz

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Blue topaz also known as the Writers stone comes from different ranges of countries like Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka, South Africa, Mexico USA and Japan.

It is liked by many because of its lovely color. It has been a belief that wearing it can boost your skills of communication and enhance your creativity. This precious stone enables you to produce best of everything.

Ruby

 

 

Red Ruby Stone

 

Ruby is associated with the royalty it is considered as mark of authority and administration.
Ruby is gifted as a mark of undying love and loyalty.

Medically it has health benefits for eye sight and resolving the issues of blood circulation.
The heat of this stone helps the person to fight against the depression.

 

Emerald

 

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This stone is in green color as the green color is for life, it physically helps in healing. It emits green rays which are essential for all living things.

These green rays nourish brain health.

 

Garnet

 

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Garnet is the pretty red stone which is considered to be worn near the heart as it is the optimal place. It helps in boosting up the confidence.

It is known as the stone of health and power. It gives a boost to our body system. It helps in stabilizing our body.

Wear precious gemstones which suit your personality and body and get the bonus benefits by their mysterious magical rays.



People with depression are easy to find. They possess some common characters like: sadness and gloominess. Depression affects us physically, socially and mentally.

There are a lot of people around us who have hidden depression. Individuals who suffer from depression are not only introverts rather they can be extroverts as well. These individuals are experts in masking the genuine circumstance.

How can we spot people with hidden depression? Can we help them? Here are some typical signs of people with hidden depression.

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Extrovert & Cheerful

We always picture introverts having depression. We believe that people who stay indoors, look miserable and don’t dress themselves well are usually suffering from depression. THIS IS NOT TRUE.

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Every coin has two sides. Extroverts are not always happy. They have just mastered the art of hiding their depression. We should not take them for granted.

 

Abnormal Eating Habits

People with depression have abnormal eating habits. They suffer from eating disorders.

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If you notice sudden appetite changes in a person close to you, try to talk to them. Show them you care.

 

It Hurts!

People with depression report physical symptoms like joint pain, headache, muscle ache and wounding sensation in chest.

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Insomnia

Complaining about restlessness could be an alarming sign that something is wrong. This is a sign of deep and trouble causing situation that it could be anxiety or depression. Insomnia and depression are closely connected.

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Mood Swings

People with hidden depression get random mood swings. Depression can have its ups and downs.

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Get Annoyed

Feeling grumpy and getting annoyed is symptom of depression. Everything will annoy them. They will get angry at every situation.

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They think that nobody likes them. They are all alone in this world!

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10% -15% people with severe depression commit suicide. For them it’s like a deep dark secret that they never want to reveal. If you find these symptoms in any of your friend, tell them that they are not alone.

 

 



You can’t start the new chapter of your life if you are re-reading the last one. We get life once and it’s really important to live it out to its extreme, without regretting. Each person should have a journey full of adventures because everything turns out to be an experience or a memory. Some people come to your life as a blessing, others come as a lesson.

 

 
People who keep giving excuses are either lame or like seeking attention. For all those who are not living their life to its fullest need to make a few changes. Be the spice to others life and create memories. Cheerful and joyous people are always the center of attraction and easy to get along. Do you want to be happy and amend things you have been doing wrong? Let’s pinpoint the things you might be doing wrong and wasting your life:  
 

Regrets:

Treat your past as an experience and do not regret because you can’t do anything about it. Accept things and move on!

 

Wrong companions:

Wrong people are contagious to your life. They can rot your life and spread sadness. Try to help these people if they want to help themselves.

 

Dreaming doesn’t help but actions do:

Thoughts can’t bring things to life but your actions can. Implement your thoughts to bring them to life.

 

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Sleeping more than you need: 

Why waste our life sleeping more than we need to. People who live their life sleeping have no right to regret over things because they slept while others were working hard to build their life.

 

Victimizing yourself or others:

Stop underestimating yourself because there are many people available to do so. You are the only person who loves you the most and you can give the best advice and learn to listen to your brain. Motivate yourself and others. If you don’t want to help yourself then no one can.

 

Selfishness:

Don’t be selfish. No one appreciates it. People seek love and affection. Try to help others whenever you get a chance.

 
 

Not smiling enough:

 

Smile is the easiest way to shed of sadness and depression. Smiling makes you look pretty and can cheer up others too.

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Funk is junk:

People often try to act cool and ignore small things that are important to us and bring happiness to our life. Gestures are really important to tell someone that we appreciate what they did for us.

 

Not having physical activities:

Activities make you healthier and happier. It’s good to have fun.

 

Don’t take risks:

It’s not important to take risks all the time. Too much of adventure is also not good. Be smart and do things according to your strength. There are other ways to tackle things.

 

Complain too much:

Most of the time complaining doesn’t help so it’s better to change yourself rather than asking others to.

 

Remember all these things can be changed if you decide to change your thought process. You can simply change your self by simply changing the way you look at life. Now let’s go through the things we Must Do to make our everyday count.

 

 
Learn to be happy with what you: 

At times too many expectations can lead you to sadness. Expect less, worry less and learn to be happy with what you have.

 

Lie to yourself:

Lie to motivate yourself. You can be the best liar to help yourself.

 

Say only Yes:

Learn to say yes. If we try we can do anything.

 

Walk life in other’s shoe:

Have different experiences in life to learn. Keep trying new things to gain experience.

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Travel: 

Travel around the world to get inspired by nature. Beauty of nature is timeless.

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Don’t manage your time:

Don’t lemmatize yourself according to timetable because you are not a machine.

 

Don’t be a perfectionist:

Nothing is perfect in this world so you can’t be either.

 

Don’t be jealous:

Work harder to achieve your goals. Celebrate other people’s success.

 

Be humble:

People often confuse rudeness with. Always be down to earth because attitude is just another fake way to be cool.

 

Expect less:

Stop expecting other to do something for you. Do things yourself so that you don’t regret or feel bad for yourself.

 

 
   
   
   
   
   
   
 



Cold and foggy days, dull evenings, short days and long nights, let’s welcome the winter together. I know that it’s the favorite season for the majority. Everyone relishes the winters with soups, fish, coffee, cappuccino and everything that keep them warm in this cold season.
Do you think we forget something associated with winters? Yes, these are one and only dry fruits and nuts which are tiny size packets comprising of powerhouses of energy. We are only familiar with some sorts of nuts that are available locally including peanuts, almonds, walnuts, pistachios, cashews etc. Can you name some other nuts? Some other beneficial variety includes pecans, Brazil nuts, macadamia and hazel nuts that are available worldwide. The crunchy and munchy nuts intake is good during winters due to their energy boosting benefits and warm effects. Everyone enjoy having nuts in winters but do you know the benefits of these energy powerhouses? Let me tell you the commonly used nuts and their benefits. Here are top 5
Almonds
  • Almonds are good source of potassium and sodium which regulate blood pressure and also help to control fluctuating blood pressure.
  • They are low-fat energy boosters, a handful of almonds can keep you energized and full whole day.
  • Almonds can improve the skin complexion and almond oil is used to give skin a glow.

Pistachios

  • Pistachio increases iron absorption in body leading to combating anemia.
  • They aid in digestion process due to high intake of fiber.
  • Pistachios have good source of antioxidants, the significant element to reduce free radicals which otherwise may cause cancer and other harmful diseases.
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Cashews
  • Cashews are considered to be effective to intake for chemotherapy patients.
  • Cashews manage type 2 Diabetes due to presence of low amounts of sugar and cholesterol.
  • They aid to lower the risk of formation of gallstones.
Walnuts
  • Walnuts are mood boosters; they are excellent source to relieve stress and anxiety.
  • Walnuts are suitable for dinner due to a presence of Melatonin, it leads to sound sleep.
  • They have inflammatory properties, thus reduce the effects of inflammation in the body.
 Peanuts
  • Peanuts help in fighting depression and stress.
  • They have some essential components necessary for the growth of healthy and strong hair.
  • Peanuts also reduce the chances of heart stroke.
So readers, it is necessary to add some nuts in your daily meal because they are memory boosters and tend to keep body warm against cold severe weather in winter. Do you think I missed something in the benefits above? Share your comments below.


Have you ever feel depressed during the specific time period for several years? Or have you ever noticed that you are inclined towards boredom and depression during a specific season? If yes, you are likely to have the seasonal affective disorder. Winter blues are common and they affect too in the same way but seasonal affective disorder has more severe symptoms.

 

Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a type of depression caused by seasonal variations usually starts in fall and prolongs till winter. However, it also affects during spring and early summer. Symptoms of SAD on set by winter are different in nature as compared to SAD caused by summer. It includes irritability, weight gain, oversleeping, tiredness, facing problems while dealing with people, hypersensitivity to rejection and appetite change especially craving for food rich in carbohydrates.

 

SAD is caused by unknown reasons but some factors can play a vital role in this disorder and they are biological clock, and hormones like serotonin level and melatonin level. The decrease in sunlight may disrupt body’s internal clock and lead to feelings of depression.  A drop in serotonin, a brain chemical that affects mood, might play a role in SAD. Reduced sunlight can cause a fall in serotonin that may trigger depression. The change in season can disrupt the balance of the body’s level of melatonin, which plays a role in sleep patterns and mood. Seasonal affective disorder is likely to occur more in females than males and in people living far from the equator. Other risk factors include young age, family history, clinical depression and bipolar disorder.
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Here are a few tips which you can follow to get rid of this disorder:

  • Try to make your environment sunnier and brighter. Open blinds and sit closer to bright windows while at home or in the office.
  • Take a long walk, eat lunch at a nearby park, or simply sit on a bench and absorb the sunlight.
  • Exercise and other types of physical activity help relieve stress and anxiety and can decrease SAD symptoms.
  • Stick to your treatment plan and take medications as directed and attend therapy appointments as scheduled.
  • Get enough rest and take time to relax. Participate in an exercise program or engage in another form of regular physical activity. Make healthy choices for meals and snacks.
  • Learn techniques to manage your stress better. Unmanaged stress can lead to depression, overeating, or other unhealthy thoughts and behaviors.
  • When you’re feeling down, it can be hard to be social. Make an effort to connect with people you enjoy being around.
  • If possible, take winter vacations in sunny, warm locations or to cooler locations in case of winter and summer SAD respectively.
Seasonal affective disorder can get worse and lead to serious problems, if remains untreated. It can result in suicidal thoughts and behaviors, social withdrawal and school and workplace problems. It’s better to get it treated before it turns in severe health problems and impacting routine life.
 


Modern lifestyle has made our life much easier and fast paced but consequently we have become dependent on gadgets and tools to carry out our daily chores and to perform our routine tasks. This practice, no doubt, gives us quick results without utilizing much of our efforts and wasting our time but on the other hand it has lead us towards a sedentary lifestyle. Basically, a lifestyle is the way that depicts how we spend our life ranging from our eating patterns to behavior and social interactions. But today everyone is in the race of achieving success. A human being can be easily related with a machine or robot that spends his/her entire day working and gets to sleep at night. We have no time to spend with our family and friends due to our busy routines and the only way to relish some time is limited to food table. 
Due to this never-ending desire to achieve more, we encounter a number of considerable challenges leading to depression, the most common syndrome in the world. Our eating patterns have changed; turning from organic and fresh fruits and vegetables to the artificial processed foods like fizzy drinks, ready to cook meals, and junk food. The more we eat high fat and processed food, the more we are likely to have obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular diseases. Obesity is also one of the common health problems in the modern world.
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Computer vision syndrome is a new syndrome in its nature caused by spending all day long and even nights in front of the computer screen. In this syndrome, a person suffers from blurred or doubled vision, dry or red eyes and even pain in the eyes, lack of concentration in vision, sensitivity to light, headache, and in severe condition, neck and back pain.  Today’s generation has become addicted to new age technology that offers a lot of attractions varying from Internet to social networking sites. Youngsters have become glued to their mobile sets constantly texting, playing games, using Internet, capturing pictures and listening to music. Ear bud-related hearing loss is also caused when the affected person listens to music at alarmingly high volume.
 
Generalized Anxiety disorder (GAD) is also associated with this modern age, we all experience tough times and face hurdles and hardships in our life at some point but this disorder causes excessive or unrealistic anxiety regarding ongoing crisis in life. A person becomes restless, faces difficulty in concentration, affected with headache, fatigue, irritability, impatience, shortness of breath and upset stomach. 
To sum up, modern life leads to a sedentary lifestyle in which one gets affected physically and psychologically. With the passage of time, it might become serious issue so we should change our life patterns in a way that are best suited for our health both mentally and physically.


Are you placing objects at unusual places such as you put your car keys in the fridge or the dryer? Do you know someone who tends to forget names of their family members? Do you find it hard to follow simple directions or remember an entire conversation you just had with a friend? If yes, then it’s time to consult a doctor for early diagnosis of Alzheimer’s.
 

What is Alzheimer’s? Alzheimer’s disease is a form of dementia; a serious brain disorder causes memory loss and cognitive changes. People with this disease find it difficult to perform certain mental functions. Individuals with Alzheimer’s experience rapid mood swings, from tears to rage, for no discernible reason and tend to get lost in familiar places, don’t remember how you got there or how to get home.

 

Alzheimer’s disease progresses in 3 stages. These stages can provide general guidelines for understanding the symptoms. The stage 1 is the mild/early and may last for 2-4 yrs. It involves frequent recent memory loss, particularly of recent conversations and events. Depression and mood swings are commonly seen. However in moderate/middle stage the patient experiences pervasive and persistent memory loss, including forgetfulness about personal history and inability to recognize friends and family. More likely to become lost in familiar settings, experience sleep disturbances. Some people may experience delusions, aggression, and uninhibited behavior. When or if the signs are ignored, then the patient enters stage 3 where the disease becomes severe. Now the patient may undergo total loss of verbal skills, problems with swallowing, incontinence, illness and extreme problems with mood, behavior, hallucinations, and delirium.

 

The cause of AD is not clear as yet but your genes and environmental factors seem to play a strong role. According to various researched and clinical trials, the most common cause of Alzheimer’s is aging because as you get older, certain shift in your brain activity is recorded. You are more likely to get Alzheimer’s if you have a close blood relative with AD. If you have high blood pressure for a long time or experienced a head trauma you are more likely to end up with Alzheimer’s. Moreover, females are at greater risk of having Alzheimer’s.

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Symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease usually develop slowly and gradually but worsen over time, progressing from mild forgetfulness to widespread brain impairment. These symptoms include:

 
 

  • Weak speech
  • Memory loss
  • Distorted Perception
  • Thinking and judgment errors
  • Difficulty performing more than one task at a time
  • Difficulty solving problems
  • Forgetting recent events or conversations
  • Getting lost on familiar routes
  • Flat mood
  • Misplacing items
  • Personality changes and loss of social skills
  • Change in sleep patterns
  • Delusions, depression, agitation
  • Difficulty reading or writing
  • Hallucinations, arguments, striking out, and violent behavior
  • Using the wrong word, mispronouncing words, speaking in confusing sentences
  • Understand language
  • Difficulty in recognize family members
 
Alzheimer’s disease varies from person to person as the cognitive, physical, and functional phases often overlap but the time in each stage varies and not everyone experiences the same symptoms. Therefore if you experience any of the above-mentioned symptoms, consult your doctor immediately for early diagnosis and appropriate planned care.


I often find women working their way to weight loss by religiously following a certain diet plan. When you are fit and healthy, you feel confident and good about yourself. But adapting a right diet plan is very important. Mostly people don’t consult their doctor before making their diet plan hence they overlook the disadvantages of a poorly designed diet routine.

 

 

 

What kind of diet do you follow? Do you drink plenty of water? Do you eat fruits and vegetables to ensure proper intake of vitamins and minerals? Do you have a protein-rich diet? All these questions must be answered before drafting your diet plan because each component aids in your fitness goals and ensures good health.

 

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In every blog I stress on the intake of water. Water is the only drink that is zero-calorie (particularly for weight conscious people) and is the cure for many diseases. 60% of the human adult body is water. Water is necessary as it regulates the body’s temperature, helps in digestion, flushes body waste, aids in blood circulation and helps deliver oxygen throughout the body. We must drink up to 8-12 glasses of water daily for a good health. Sometimes people confuse thirst with hunger so avoid eating up extra-calories and drink plenty of water.

 

 

 

When we hear the word diet, we think of eliminating food from our routine. However, ‘diet’ means to think of ways of adding food to our regime instead of taking it away i.e. limiting your food choices. Eating fruits and vegetables is the universal statement for good health but did you know that we are less likely to over-eat because fruits and vegetables displace fat in the diet and have disease-preventing qualities of phytochemicals. Find it hard to eat the green food? The best way to add these vegetables and fruits is to incorporate them into meals instead of just serving them as dressing on a plate. 

 
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Stop! Some people usually eat food at irregular intervals. You must inquire whether you are really hungry or gulping food just out of boredom. Usually when individuals have unusual food intake habits then either they are in stress or experiencing depression. This could lead to obesity sooner or later. Make a proper timetable for your eating habits. Try to take 5 small meals a day at an interval of 2-3hrs and avoid in between junk food snacks. If you feel hungry, replace unhealthy snacks with healthy alternative.
 
Be physically active. Every now and then you can read about physical fitness in my blogs. It is essential to add some activity to keep yourself going. Exercise gives to extra energy to carry out everyday tasks. When ever you feel depressed or stressed, walk it off. A 30-minute walk is the best therapy to cope up with disturbances in life. 
Don’t starve yourself. Eat whatever you want to but limit the size. Burn those extra calories and don’t forget to treat yourself with your favorite food every once in a while. Live a healthy life.


There is a common prevailing idea that one should sleep 8 hours per night. This is how everyone can function actively and can perform daily tasks without tiring and restlessness. Most of us are unable to sleep 8 hours a day because of busy schedules and daily demands of life. Yet another fact is that the sleep you require depends on different factors for example your age, daily activity level, your general health many more. It’s true that for a healthy and quality life a good night’s sleep is essential but oversleeping may leads to number of medical problems. 
 
First thing you need to know is that why people sleep too much? There are many reasons for it. It includes some sleeping disorders for example hypersomnia. In this disorder people suffer from extreme sleepiness throughout the day. It usually causes them to sleep for longer period than actual sleep cycle. The person with hypersomnia also experience symptoms of anxiety, low level of energy and memory problems.

 

 
Another disorder is obstructive sleep apnea. It’s a disorder that causes people to stop breathing momentarily thus increase the need of sleep. It happens because breathing problem obstructs the normal sleep cycle. Other reasons include use of medications and above all there are people who want to sleep a lot.

 

 
You should be aware of medical problems because of oversleeping. The number of health problems includes diabetes; heart disease, head aches and depression. Sleeping people longer than normal can make people more prone to head aches. Do you know that oversleeping has an effect on certain neurotransmitters in the brain; including serotonin thus causing head aches.

 

 
Insomnia is more commonly linked to depression than oversleeping but a small percentage of people with depression also sleep too much that turn their depression worse. It happens because if your sleep cycle is not normal then it will hinder your recovery process. It was usually said that if you are having back pain then lie straight on bed and take some rest. But latest researches have revealed that lack of exercise and activity may lead to back pain and other such problems. Oversleeping can even lead to back pain. It is recommended to maintain certain level of activities in your daily routine to avoid such problems.

 

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An analysis of study has revealed the fact that people who usually sleep 9 to 11 hours are more likely to be a victim of coronary heart disease rather than those who adopt normal sleep cycle. Obesity is a very common problem with those who oversleeps. It is also revealed in once research that people who sleep 9 to 11 hours are 21% more likely to get obese over six year-periods than those who sleep 7 to 8 hours.

 

  
Just make you sleep cycle healthy because a good sleep hygiene give you multiple health benefits. There are many things that should be taken into account regarding your health. You can’t neglect the healthy habits that are beneficial for your health. So start taking care of your health and don’t oversleep because you love to sleep. If you think that you sleep normal than usual then consult your doctor and know the reasons of your oversleeping habit.