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May 3rd 2012 15:09


One of the key concepts that students get confused about when they study high-school chemistry and physics, is the difference between a chemical and a nuclear reaction. This concept is something quite easy but since most students forget the most basic definitions of chemical reaction, they find the new concept of nuclear reaction a little difficult to digest.

Just remember this simple rule, whenever there is a transfer or sharing of electrons in the outermost shells of an atom, the reaction is a chemical reaction. On the other hand a nuclear reaction is one in which the change takes place within the nucleus, not outside it. Thus its neutrons may decompose and turn into radiation emitting outwards. In most cases, the atom's atomic number changes and it decomposes to atom of some other element.

Sleep is the utmost human requirement, but it is often the neglected and least cared about necessity of human life. Not just humans, but animals too require a good sleep to allow their bodies to function properly. But for humans, lack of sleep can lead to quite adverse affects on their health.

We all live a very hectic life in this current high-tech generation, where all our day's chores are either devoted to work or unhealthy activities. Thus, it is quite obvious that sleep is ignored as we want to do more and more things while we are awake. It is a thoroughly established fact that adults should take at least 7 to 8 hours of sleep, but on the contrary we sleep merely 5 to 6 hours, which causes numerous ill affects on our metabolism, leading to several ailments like; diabetes and heart diseases.

The same goes for children who on average should sleep 9 to 12 hours a day, depending upon age. However, they either sleep more, or quite less then the prescribed. Thus it is important that both you and your children follow a perfect sleeping guide, so that you don't put yourself and your child under any risk, when it comes to health.

Sleep Regression In Babies

There are certain things to ponder over regarding you children's sleep, especially if you have just got a new little angel at your home. These things are not just about sleep hours, but about sleep cycle as well. Babies tend to develop certain habits like the well established fact of sleep regression among babies and require appropriate look after.

New born babies are required to sleep at least 18 hours a day; this isn't a continuous sleep as they have to wake up to for food. But when the new born reaches an age of 4 months, he tends to deviate from his sleeping pattern. As a result the baby starts to wake up more often, and you might thing that he may be asking for food, but in reality he is just trying to adjust his sleep. This is termed as 4 months sleep regression in babies and is one of the toughest tests for parents after the baby is born.

However, when the baby starts to grow right before your eyes and enters his child hood you have to understand his requirements and how can he affectively maintain a good sleep routine, so that it might benefit him when he grows old.

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Sleep Apparel For Children

It is essential that you recognize the sleep related requirement of your child. He should be provided a perfect cozy environment so that he could affectively sleep during the night. Hence, you should make sure that you buy comfortable sleepwear for kids like; pajamas and nightshirts. These clothing should be of good and comfortable fabric like cotton.

A part from these necessary things you should provide to you child, it is also necessary to make sure he develops a habit of changing his clothes before sleeping. Also he should brush his teeth and empty his bladder to get a nice and comfy sleep.

But all these efforts that you are making in trying to develop healthy habits among your children should not make you neglect yourself. As if you are healthy, so will be your child; and definitely this health can only come, if you too get a complete sleep. So, here some quick tips:

Sleeping Tips For Adults - Healthy Diet

Being an adult specially a parent is the most difficult phase of life as a lot of worries surround us through out the day regarding; work, children and the future. However, it is wisely said, "Don't take your worries to your bed" as all you will get is sleep deprivation, which could lead to all sorts of problems.

Thus, avoid being worried while you are going to sleep, just try to be happy and content in life. However, if you still don't find yourself sleeping then you can change your eating habits and diet for a good sleep.

A good way to do this is to avoid excessive caffeine products like; tea, coffee, chocolates and fizzy drinks. These are the biggest culprit to sleep deprivation in our lives.

You should try not to over eat during the night as this can give you a bloated feeling when on bed. Keeping this in view, also try not to take useless snacks before sleeping, instead drink a hot cup of milk but make sure you have taken dinner atleast 3 hours before your sleep. This will relax you a bit and induce sleep.

Famous Things In The World

December 29th 2011 12:06

The world is a mystical place full of wonders where every now and then strange facts appear before our eyes. We make many attempts every day to encompass the scope of knowledge and hidden truths from our sole planet, abundant with countless bounties and endless possibilities. Thus, we are always in a constant struggle to explore our world and during this effort some people do the unusual, which shots them to an unclaimed fame

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Different Types of Eggs

December 17th 2011 18:46

We all have grown up eating eggs. It is one of the widely eaten food item, specially in the breakfast meal. For me it has been the easiest and best choice of food when I am hungry, during any time of the day. Rich in proteins and minerals, egg is one of the most essential food to be eaten providing a way to have a healthy lifestyle

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Explosives And Its Types

October 18th 2011 16:33

Man has made countless discoveries that has aided in revolutionizing the face of the Earth and has changed the way we live today. We all know the side effects of technology. There is always some thing bad that comes along if good is brought using scientific inventions

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Fossils And Its Types

August 21st 2011 10:16
Leptofoenus pittfieldae an extinct specie of a wasp

Fossils as we all know are remains of living things that died millions of years ago . These fossils are preserved some how by the decaying forces of nature and give us huge evidences of plant and animal life that existed on this planet

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Corrosion Types

June 24th 2011 16:32

We are all familiar with the term corrosion, and we also do know the menace it can cause to the metal in our use. It is a slow death of metals specially iron. Corrosion is specially a big problem in severely damp places where the moisture speeds up the process of corrosion

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Erosion And Its Types

April 26th 2011 20:03

Erosion is the weathering of rocks and evolving of the geology of the Earth. The land has eroded ever since Earth came into existence due to natural changes that occur on this planet

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Types Of Nebulae

February 28th 2011 17:44

The Universe is so fascinating that when we put a telescope to gaze at the vastly stretched sparkling night sky, we can see wonders with our own eyes. Once such wonder are nebulae

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