According to the Centers for Disease Control, An estimated 50-70 million US adults have sleep or wakefulness disorder. Although some of these issues may be part of a bigger medical problem, there are some simple things many people can do to help make their surroundings more conducive to a better night's sleep. The following infographic offers some helpful tips:
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Celiac Disease / Gluten sensitivity: Anywhere from 1-5% of white people may have a problem with gluten sensitivity. The symptoms of gluten sensitivity vary widely and is a very complex topic that is being recognized much more often now. Gluten sensitivity is not a wheat allergy. A wheat allergy manifests differently, and you can even have both a wheat allergy and a gluten sensitivity.
The Most Common Causes and the Wide Range of Symptoms
Anaphylaxis may occur in about 13% of suspected food allergies. There are moderate food allergy cases where people know what causes problem, but the symptoms remain stable with each exposure. The symptoms are not life-threatening, like hives. Most cases are mild, and some people may not even know it's due to a food allergy.
The tragic death of 13-year-old Natalie Giorgi who died on July 27, 2013 from eating a Rice Krispie treat which contained peanut products has many people asking questions about food allergies. Many of my friends are parents and have questions about food allergies in their own child or their children's friends. I hope this primer will prove useful.
We had our first child 2 years ago. Ever since birth, he's been remarkably alert. He doesn't want to miss anything, and he'll try to stay up to take in more of life, despite being tired - kind of like his parents. At 12 months of age, when most babies are sleeping 16 hours a day, he slept 12 hours a day. At 24 months, he's sleeping 10 hours instead of 14. Basically, he's only sleeping an extra 2 hours more than me! Believe me, I've tried to see if he would sleep more, but he'll just wake up earlier or not fall asleep during the next sleeping period. Crazy superhuman baby.