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Posted by Nanny Knows Best
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on Monday, 07 April 2014
“Eat and sleep and you will live a long time. You have to learn to relax”. Misao Okawa is 116 years young and obviously won the generic lottery for health and wellbeing.

But I like to think her wisdom speaks volumes for adults and children alike.

A healthy body is a healthy mind is a happy soul. Nutrition and rest make it so. And a developing body requires more rest and an appropriate routine. Bed and sleep well before a child becomes delirious and crashes on the sofa/in the back seat of the car/on your lap.

Irregular bedtimes can disrupt everyday rhythms, which in turn leads to sleep deprivation. Physical, emotional and behavioural changes occur during a 24-hour cycle as the body responds to light and dark. Apparently it’s something like jet lag when repeated over time.

There are many sleep experts out there you can tap into to help with your child’s issues if it’s a problem, but the responsibility is entirely yours. Give yourself and your dear one the gift of calmness and find a routine to satisfy you both.

It’s an investment in their development and your sanity, and it’s never too late to introduce as the detrimental effects are completely reversible. It may take enormous effort and energy, high drama, tantrums (keep your cool), and at first until sleep time becomes a pleasant experience for all.

Children don’t grow out of bad habits and behaviour. They require adults to guide them to learn and then understand.

Misao’s wisdom is not ground breaking nor, an ancient Japanese mystery. Next step is to adopt her sushi diet and you’ll be blowing out an inferno on your birthday cake too.

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One in Four Women Sleep with Makeup on in the Presence of their Partner

Posted by The powder room
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on Wednesday, 03 July 2013
Despite warnings about the negative effect that sleeping in makeup can have on the skin, it appears that many women in relationships around the UK ignore this advice. mascara

A new poll by a memory foam mattress specialist has revealed that a quarter of women in the UK sleep in their makeup when with their partner due to ‘insecurity’.

Mascara is the most common makeup item left on during sleep, says the study conducted by 1,587 women aged 18 and over who were currently in relationships took part, answering questions relating to their sleeping habits.

The women taking part were asked, ‘Do you keep your makeup on when sharing a bed with your partner?’ to which one in four of the respondents, 26%, said yes.  Some 6% of the women taking part claimed to do the same when sleeping alone.

Those who admitted to sleeping in their makeup when with their partner were asked why they did so. Over half, 53%, claimed that they kept their makeup on when sleeping due to ‘insecurities’ about their looks; 28% simply admitted that they wanted to ‘look good for their partner.’ 9% claimed that they ‘couldn’t be bothered’ to remove their makeup before bed.

A huge 95% of the women who kept makeup on when going to sleep with their partner admitted that they kept this a secret from their partner. 45% even admitted that they openly lied to their partner, claiming to have taken their makeup off before bed.

The most common makeup products left on by women in the UK when going to bed with their partner are:

1) Mascara- 64%
2) Concealer- 55%
3) Foundation- 50%
4) Lipstick/ Gloss- 37%
5) Fake eyelashes- 35%

Words by Katy Pearson

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