Sleep should take a lot of our time. For an average person who sleeps about eight hours, that’s spending about one-third of his lifetime sleeping! But have you ever wondered why we twitch before falling asleep?
There are many myths as to why we twitch before falling asleep. Some people think that some spirits are tickling us, while others think that we twitch because we’ve been too tired for the day.
Most people twitch just a few minutes before going into a deep sleep. In fact about 60-70% of people twitch or even jerk just before they go into dreamland. They can be as simple as hand and leg movements or as intense as the feeling of falling. Sometimes the twitching or jerking can be really intense that we get awaken by these movements. So, what does it really mean when we twitch?
Right before we go into a deep sleep, we go into a hypnogogic state, that is the transition from consciousness to unconsciousness. It may sound like a simple phenomenon, but there are actually many things that are happening in our bodies right before we enter into a deep sleep. Scientists refer to this as myoclonus, and these twitches are called the hypnagogic jerks. There are two parts in our brain that struggle as we go to sleep: the reticular activating system (RAS) which handles awakeness in the transition and the ventrolateral preoptic nucleus (VLPO) which controls us when we sleep. Scientists explain that these twitches are just a symptom of misfiring nerves as the RAS and VLPO fight it out.
Watch the video here to learn more about hypnagogic jerking:
Now you know what really happens when you twitch before falling asleep!
Stork Flies 8000 Miles Every Year For His One True Love
Two storks teach us a lesson on true love and it is absolutely heartwarming.
Most of us, if not all of humanity, are in search for their one great and truest love. That one person who will complete them and make them happy for the rest of their lives. That is the ultimate goal in life, after all right? To find The One and love him or her forever. Not everyone is lucky enough to find their other half so people who do, make sure that they are able to do everything they can to make things work.
The same goes for animals, too. They are also in search of their own mates, fall in love, and the rest is history as they all say. Animals, too, make sacrifices for their mates, and they also make sure that their respective partners know and feel that their love is true. This is one such story between two storks.
Lovebirds Klepetan and Malena are inseparable most of the time.
10 Foods You Did Not Know Were Aphrodisiacs
Do you want to up your level of sexual desire tonight? Here are a few kitchen staples that you can munch on before, well, going to bed.
Eating has never been associated with the word sexy or sensual. Especially if you happen to eat like a slob. So to say that there are certain types of food that are aphrodisiacs, food that stimulates a person’s sexual desire once they put it in their mouths, is quite the mystery.
It has long been said that there are particular food that when consumed will heighten a person’s sexual libido that it would be a perfect idea to eat said food prior to having sex. While we’re all aware that food doesn’t contain any magic potion that will suddenly give you an insatiable sexual appetite, it can still have an impact on your feelings, right?
We all know that oysters and chocolates are said to be aphrodisiacs, but you might be surprised to find out that the ten mentioned below will impact on how well you’ll do in bed tonight:
Spanking May Make Children More Defiant and Aggressive, New Study Reveals
Experts found that children—and adults who were spanked as children–are more likely to demonstrate anti-social behaviors and suffer from mental health problems.
Some parents spank their children whenever they behave badly. In some countries, spanking is considered acceptable, especially if the mother or the father wants to discipline a kid who is being stubborn or disobedient.
Parents and child experts around the globe may still argue about the appropriateness of the technique. But a new meta-analysis of five decades of research on spanking (i.e. open-handed hit on the buttocks or the limbs) reveals that the more children are spanked, the more likely they are to defy their parents. Researchers say that these kids also experience mental health problems, cognitive difficulties, increased anti-social behavior and aggression. The study was published in the Journal of Family Psychology.
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