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Sleeping Alongside Your Pet May Help With Mental Health

Sleeping Alongside Your Pet May Help With Mental Health
Dec 20 2023 Share

The age-old debate on whether it’s good to sleep with pets has gained new perspectives from recent studies. Traditionally, experts warned against it due to potential disruptions, as pets may move, bark, or snore. These “microawakenings” can lead to sleep fragmentation, impacting the quality of rest.

However, recent findings suggest benefits for some individuals, particularly those dealing with depression or anxiety. Pets, acting as comforting companions, may reduce anxiety and provide psychological comfort. 

Data from the Mayo Clinic’s Center for Sleep Medicine revealed that over half of pet owners allowed their pets in the bedroom, finding them either unobtrusive or beneficial to sleep.

Studies also indicated positive effects on children, with adolescents sleeping with pets showing similar sleep profiles to those without. 

Despite these potential benefits, experts caution against co-sleeping with pets for individuals with insomnia, sleep disorders, or respiratory conditions like asthma or allergies.

Factors like pet movements, snoring, and potential allergens should be considered. Clinical psychologist Michael Breus advises trying it for a couple of nights to assess its impact. 

Overall, while pets can offer companionship and comfort, individual sleep patterns and health conditions play a crucial role in determining the suitability of sharing the bed with furry friends.

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Red Electric Song Used In France Ligue 1 Reel

Red Electric Song Used In France Ligue 1 Reel
Dec 20 2023 Share

A reel by Teddy Teuma shared as a cross-collaboration with France’s Ligue 1’s official social media platform features a song by local band Red Electric. 

 

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The video amassed a whopping 160,000 views and over 5K likes, and shows a double one-two from Teuma as he plays for State de Reims. 

The reel was shared by Red Electric to their social media story after it was broadcasted to over 4.8 million followers on the platform. 

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Spending Time With Parents Can Extend Their Lifespan

Spending Time With Parents Can Extend Their Lifespan
Dec 20 2023 Share

If it’s been a while since you’ve connected with your mom, a 2012 study suggests it’s time to invite her over for dinner because spending time with her may increase her life expectancy. 

The study, involving 1,600 adults with an average age of 71, found that loneliness significantly contributes to the decline in the quality of life for older adults, impacting mental health and even increasing the risk of premature death. 

Specifically, participants who reported loneliness had a higher mortality rate within six years compared to those with companionship, even after adjusting for health and socioeconomic status.

Another study from 2010 emphasized the importance of social ties in extending life, comparing their impact to weight loss for obese individuals and physical activity for sedentary ones. Loneliness has been identified as a substantial health risk, surpassing the dangers of smoking or obesity.

Spending time with loved ones, especially parents and grandparents, not only provides emotional benefits but also contributes to physical well-being. Laughter, often a result of such interactions, acts as a powerful antidote to declining health, boosting immunity, lowering blood pressure, and stimulating mental activity. 

Grandparents who engage in childcare activities show a lower likelihood of developing Alzheimer’s and dementia. Ultimately, the bottom line is that investing time with elderly family members is a mutually beneficial endeavour, offering valuable wisdom, support in childcare, and fostering positive health outcomes for everyone involved.

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Zack Snyder Interested In Directing Fortnite Movie

Zack Snyder Interested In Directing Fortnite Movie
Dec 20 2023 Share

While promoting his latest Netflix film, “Rebel Moon,” director Zack Snyder expressed a keen interest in taking on the challenge of directing a movie adaptation of the popular game Fortnite. 

Snyder, known for his enthusiasm for the battle royale shooter, responded with an emphatic “of course” when asked about the possibility of helming a live-action version of the Epic Games title.

In a recent interview, Snyder shared his fascination with the Fortnite universe, stating, “Look, Fortnite is an amazing world, and it is an amazing distraction for me.” He even revealed his attempt to have skins based on his film “Rebel Moon” incorporated into the free-to-play game.

Reflecting on the prospect of directing a live-action Fortnite movie, Snyder expressed a sense of openness, acknowledging the dynamic nature of the entertainment industry. 

He remarked, “You definitely don’t know. You definitely can never say never. That’s my mantra in this business.” Snyder’s combination of filmmaking passion and Fortnite gaming showcases the evolving intersections between popular entertainment mediums.

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