Article Excerpts – Deep Sleep to Clear Alzheimer’s Toxins, Anxiety, Narcissism

If you plan to travel during the holidays, this article about (not) packing your luggage on the bed is an eye opener.

Please Don’t Put Your Suitcase on the Bed, Ever

Do not place your luggage on the bed - Shutterstock image used from article“I… thought of all the places my suitcase had been…. Its wheels have touched New York City and New Orleans sidewalks, rolled across London Tube platforms, and been dragged into countless airport bathroom stalls… This is why you should always use the luggage rack in your hotel room.”

Thank you Rebecca Morgan of SpeakerNet News for this tip.

If you’re staying local during the holidays it may be because Mom or Dad feel anxious about the idea.

Home Instead provides this article on their Caregiver Stress site:

Anxiety: The Real Reason Mom Won’t Leave the House

This reminds me of a very dear and longtime friend who I considered to be a mom to me after my mother died. When we get together, I told her that we need to go out. She doesn’t like going out because it’s hard for her to hear and feel comfortable. However, if her companion (me) is also hearing impaired, we’ll be on equal footing. The server will come to take our order and we’ll both ask, “What? Can you please repeat that… S-L-O-W-L-Y?” We’ll have fun living the same experience with less stress. This article covers the signs and causes of anxiety (disorder), how depression fits in, and concludes with tips on how to deal with anxiety. One key is helping a loved one feel safe.

How Deep Sleep May Help the Brain Clear Alzheimer’s Toxins

Animated image of brain during sleepElectrical signals known as slow waves appear just before a pulse of fluid washes through the brain, presumably removing toxins associated with Alzheimer’s. People with sleep problems are more vulnerable to Alzheimer’s. There’s a vicious cycle between slow-wave sleep and beta-amyloid where amyloid decreases sleep, and decreased sleep results in more amyloid.

Thank you Ann Vanino for sharing this article.

What Makes Humans Different from the Rest of the Animals?

Exploring the answer to this question has led researchers to make some fascinating discoveries. For example, while we are the only species to think about the future, we are not the only species who is self-aware. On the other hand, we alone experience dementia-related diseases such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s.

Narcissism 101

Research begins to reveal how the complex, poorly understood condition affects work, health, and relationships. Narcissism is among the most complex and dichotomous human traits: producing leaders and destroying relationships. Given their sensitive egos, narcissists feel threatened easily and lash out aggressively. Since narcissism is mentioned a lot these days, we included this excerpt. If you find the article of interest, be sure to read some of the comments. The following comment offers further insight: Your article perpetuates a dangerous misconception that narcissistic behavior is detectable in one’s own ego display. This is not the case in the most malignant types. Deception is the common trait of this disorder…— Kristin A. Toussaint, LMT, RYT

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