Warm Milk Helping You Sleep? or is it a Load of Bull?

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Some say it’s all bull, but many swear warm milk aids with getting a better night’s sleep.

We have all heard that having a glass of warm milk shortly before bed helps us sleep better but does warm milk help you sleep or is it just a myth that has gained momentum over time?

As with anything related to sleep the answer isn’t quite so simple. While it is true that research suggests milk does help some of us the reason may be more psychological than anything purely scientific. It is true that milk contains an essential Amino Acid that aids with sleep, however milk is also high in Protein. Unfortunately Protein works against the sleep inducing effects of milk.

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Separating Fact from Fiction when it comes to Mold

If you have discovered mold in your home your first inclination is to probably call a mold remediation expert to arrange an inspection and assess the damage. That’s a perfectly sensible option and in most cases I would recommend this is what you should do. But in almost all cases (with the exception of a major flood event for instance) there is a much bigger problem that needs to be addressed, and in an ideal world will be taken care of before the mold is removed from your home.

The Source of the Problem

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That problem being the source of the moisture in your home and what has caused the mold problem in the first place.

I mention above “with the exception of a major flood”, in this case the mold is a direct result of a weather event which is completely unavoidable. But if your mold problem is caused by moisture getting into your home the source of the moisture needs to be addressed otherwise you are merely fixing the symptoms and not the cause. Which results in ongoing mold issues that will not abate until the source of the moisture is taken care of.

Likely Sources of Moisture in your Home

This will depend on the room you have the mold issue. Areas of the home such as attics, bathrooms and basements are notorious for being prone to outbreaks of mold. In some cases you may not have a leak as such but the room doesn’t provide enough ventilation. In areas such as your basement it’s wise to open a window once in a while or use  a fan to circulate air from time to time. If the problem area is your bathroom the mold may be a result of using the shower without allowing for the steam to dissipate. Simply opening a window when you use the shower can make a major difference in this case.

Dealing with Roof Leaks

If however the effected area is the ceiling or walls of your kitchen, dining room or bedrooms for instance you may have a leak. If the effected area is your ceiling you can almost certainly bet on the problem being cause by a leaking roof. If you have a tile roof you will be able to locate the source of the problem and in some cases repairing the leak may not be expensive or difficult but it’s essential you locate the source of moisture before tackling the mold problem.

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Is Spray Tanning Safe or is it Killing You?

spray-tanning-safe-or-notThere’s been plenty of debate in recent times about just how safe spray tanning is. This comes on the back of new research that has found the active ingredient Dihydroxyacetone (DHA) to be potentially responsible for DNA mutation. This can in turn result in a higher risk of cancer. The reason DNA mutation can cause cancer is complicated however if you consider the cells of your body are regulated in regard to how they grow and when they actually stop growing. But when a cell mutates and grows without these controls in place there is a higher risk of cancer.

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The Great Jewelry Selling Scam, or is it?

Do you have unwanted jewelry, sitting around gathering dust? Most of us have a few items that fall somewhere between being an item we value and wear often and one which holds sentimental value. For those of us who have jewelry we would like to sell what’s the best way to go about it and where is the best place to sell jewelry that fits this criteria.

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What They are Not Telling You About Medical School Rankings

medical-school-rankingsWhen prospective students are looking for information on medical schools in the United States, the results found online can be conflicting and rarely informative of the information the potential student requires. For instance there are a number of websites available that rank medical schools in order but details are sketchy to say the least on how these rankings are derived. Some rankings will give more weight to certain features of the school than others. In many cases some of these features e.g. acceptance rates may be less important to you depending on your own specific requirements.

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