Though there are a few reasons your pillow might yellow over time, the most common culprit is sweat. Most of us perspire at night while we sleep (even if we’re not aware of it) and, eventually, all that sweat seeping through your pillowcase to your pillow will cause staining.
Crunches alone won’t slim the midsection; if you want a flat belly you’ll need to incorporate cardio to burn those calories!
Strengthening your core through abdominal exercises will make you appear leaner because these muscles do help hold in your belly.
However, on their own, core exercises won’t completely eliminate fat.
Studies found that partaking in aerobic exercises, such as brisk walking, running and biking, for 20-40 minutes a day is helpful in reducing that pesky fat in your midsection.
A total ban on caffeine is necessary for insomniacs.
Caffeine is the most widely consumed stimulant drug on the planet. It blocks the receptors in the brain that cause sleepiness, increasing nerve cell activity.
It also increases adrenalin and cortisol, the ‘stress hormone’, as well as boosting dopamine levels, which can lead to a slightly euphoric, ‘high’ feeling. So it’s no surprise that caffeine can seriously affect the quality of your sleep.
But before you decide to ditch that morning expresso because you’re worried about sleeping at night, bear in mind that caffeine has a half-life of around 4 – 6 hours.
This means that if you consume 200mg of caffeine at 8 am, by midday, roughly half of this amount remains in your body. Of course, the later you consume your caffeinated beverage, the more chance you’ll experience sleep disturbances.
If you have issues with caffeine dependency, it’s wise to be cautious. However, it’s not all bad news for coffee drinkers.