7 Ways to Speed Up Aging

Hey, so I ran across this article because, well…  Let’s just say I do 2 of these things and have for a long time.  Now, in this time of my life, I guess it’s time to stop.  Maybe you do some of this stuff, maybe you do not.  Needless to say, here’s a little article I decided to share, written by:

…and of course you can link up to his blog by clicking the nice, fancy thing with his name on it, above.  Also I will link up to the original article at the bottom.   Here we go:

7 Ways to Speed Up Aging

August 8, 2011

Not getting enough sleep can definitely cause more facial wrinkles, but here are 7 more ways to make sure that you get even more wrinkles, have more aches and pains, feel old, or even die sooner.

1. Eat or snack close to bedtime.

Going to bed on a full stomach may help you fall asleep faster, but once you’re asleep, you’re more likely to have reflux into the throat, leading to more frequent breathing obstructions and arousals, leading to inefficient sleep.

Most modern humans have dental crowding and smaller jaws. Since soft tissues such as the tongue and nasal septum grow to their genetically predetermined size, the airway gets crowded. This leads to more frequent obstructions when on your back (due to gravity) and especially when in deep sleep (due to muscle relaxation). The more juices you have in your stomach when you go to bed, the more likely it’ll come up when you stop breathing.

Your stomach juices include not only acid, but also bile, digestive enzymes, and even bacteria. These substances can cause even more inflammation and swelling in your throat, leading more more obstructions and arousals.

If you want to gain weight, continue eating late. Lack of sleep quantity or sleep quality has been shown to promote weight gain, which leads to more narrowing in your throat.

2. Drink a night cap before bedtime

Alcohol may help you to fall asleep better and faster, but it causes your throat muscles to relax and you’ll stop breathing much more often, preventing you from achieving continuous deep and REM sleep. Not sleeping deeply can increase stress levels, making it difficult to shut down your brain when you’re trying to fall asleep. Drinking alcohol before bedtime can help you to go to sleep, but you end up aggravating this vicious cycle. Alcohol also irritate the stomach, creating more acid production.

3. Sleep on your back

Modern humans, due to smaller than normal jaws, are unable to breathe well during sleep when supine due to the tongue falling back (due to gravity) and especially in deep sleep (muscles relax). The more crowded your mouth is (if you needed braces), the more likely you’re going to be a natural side or stomach sleeper. Anything that prevents you from your normal preferred position will increase the number of obstructions and arousals, leading to less efficient sleep. One way to make sure that you sleep on your back is to get injured or undergo surgery—this will definitely lower your sleep quality.

4. Undergo rhinoplasty

Whenever the surgeon narrows the tip, cartilage in your nostrils are weakened, and years later, are more likely to cave in whenever your inhale. If you have a deviated nasal septum, or allergies, the weakened nostrils are more likely to collapse inwards, leading to a vacuum effect in the throat, with more frequent tongue collapses (especially if you have small jaws, eat late or drink late). Look for a surgeon that doesn’t take the steps needed to prevent this from happening if you want to have more breathing problems later in life.

5. Bottle-feed as an Infant

Dentists have shown that the physical act of bottle-feeding changes your bite and dental structures, leading to a higher incidence of malocclusion. This leads to crowded teeth and narrow dental arches, which can increase your chances of developing obstructive sleep apnea later in life. If you want to make things worse, use pacifiers whenever possible and encourage thumb-sucking for as long as possible.

6. Undergo jaw surgery

Jaw operations are commonly performed to correct bite or occlusion problems, but one thing that surgeons frequently don’t address is the fact that any time the upper or lower jaw is pushed back, the airway can become more compromised. As a result, your smile and your bite can improve, but your ability to breathe properly at night will go downhill. Not sleeping efficiently can significantly increase your rate of aging.

7. Don’t treat your sleep apnea

Obstructive sleep apnea is a common condition that becomes more common as we all get older. People with sleep apnea stop breathing repeatedly at night, without even realizing it. This causes a major physiologic stress response that wreaks havoc on your body. Even growth hormone levels are diminished. In fact, about 1/4 of men and 1/10 of women are thought to have unrelated obstructive sleep apnea. After age 60 to 70, some studies show that the vast majority have obstructive sleep apnea, especially if you have chronic medical conditions or are institutionalized.

Efficient sleep (quantity and quality) is essential for healing, regeneration, and rejuvenation. Ignoring your breathing problems while sleeping is a surefire way to age faster. If you really want to have more facial wrinkles, wait until you’re much older to address any underlying sleep-breathing issues you may have.

There you have it.  To check out more of Dr Park, you can link up to the original article at: 

http://doctorstevenpark.com/7-ways-to speed-up-aging/

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Ohhhh Yeah! Blog Me Baby!

So here’s where I give some loving to those who love me first.  If you kiss me then I kiss you back.  😉

I noticed in the last month that not 1 but 2 people have reblogged my posts.  It’s funny too because sometimes I write shit and I’m thinking, “This is SHIT!  Who’s gonna actually even read this garbage?” and then someone comes along and BAM!  They not only like my post, but they like it enough to take the responsibility of posting it on their own blog… 😉

That being said, this post is not about me, (well not directly anyway.) this is about those brave souls who decided to spread me some love, opening up their blog to me so that I could penetrate deep into their reader’s thoughts with my sometimes long and stiff writing, despite how hard I may be on it from time to time.  (Ok… enough…)

So first up we have sweetopiagirl from her blog Inspiredweightloss who reblogged my post Sleep Fucking Apnea.  Her blog is about empowering women to lose those extra pounds and get in shape!  That’s right!  (Yes, I am aware that women like reading my blog.  Another blogger and I talk about how many women most likely read my blog, especially the seduction stuff, though they might never admit it 😉  )  Now here is a little quote from her blog (what better words than her own to describe the awesomeness of her blog?) from the section About My Weight Loss Blog:

I am here to share my journey and to help other women to succeed at losing weight along with me! We will be sharing our thoughts, ideas and menus that will actually work for us throughout this process. Having tried a gajillion diets, I understand how when we want to lose weight, we tend to look for the answer outside ourselves. We want a magic solution, a secret formula. I use to wish  somebody would just tell me the answer, show me the way. Someone did! But I’ve also learned what Glenda, the good witch, told Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz, ” You always had it. You always had the power.” You know the real secret is within you.

Very cool.  If you are trying to lose some of that flab, get over there and check her out for some inspiration.

Next up to bat we have the Hello100blog that decided to repost my article I just wrote (needless to say it is my article that has gotten the most comments so far) What to Get Your Man for Christmas…  What Else?  Trust me when I say, ladies, that you cannot go wrong with the advice I posted in that article.  The Hello100blog seems to be a blog that reposts VERY FUCKING AMAZING blog posts from all over the web.  (I mean, my blog post made it over there so I’m just sayin.) But, you could also learn how to make Russian-style honey-based gingerbread, or read up on a Christmas Poem called Paracelso (and a whole lot more!!!)

Anyway, it was a little exciting for me to see some people breakin me off a piece…  (Of their blog, pervert!)  So I figured I’d share.

By the way, if you haven’t been listening to my Themesong’s of the day, you better start.  There will be a Pop Quiz coming up soon!

Cheers and…

Enjoi


Sidecar:

Long ago, in a time far far away, I was chilling with a chick I had a HUGE crush on.  We went to a Concert at the Shelter, which is the Basement of St. Andrew’s Hall in Downtown Detroit  By the by, this is one of my favorite concert venues EVER!  Now, I’m not sure if it was Veruca Salt or The Breeders but here was the biggest problems with me trying to seduce her; she was a lesbian.  That’s right.  She liked other women, and I just so happen to not be even remotely passable for a female.  But it was going cool, we had a little vibe going on so I wanted to make my move.

I talked to her about how her last girlfriend ended up seducing her.  (By the way, I will post on this later.  Some of the best seduction stuff you can learn is from other women.  Don’t – I repeat – Do NOT confuse that with ADVICE about how to seduce women, because that can be TERRIBLE if it comes from a woman.  We will get into that in another post…)  Anyway, I asked her what happened, I think I even asked specifically, how the first kiss took place.  She told me, “She said to me, ‘If I kiss you will you kiss me back?’ and I looked at her and said, ‘Yes.'”

Needless to say it didn’t take me long to figure out how I could seduce her.  I think it took me another three seconds to look at her in the eyes and say, “If I kiss you will you kiss me back?”  and she said, “Yes.” and It was WONDERFUL.  We then went on the People Mover which is Detroit’s sort of Pseudo train for the city and made out on it while we rode around the city, until a security guard got on and kicked us off.

People Mover @ The Epoch Times

THAT is a memory worth remembering!!  😉

Sleep F#@K!%G Apnea

Tsod:

This is not another bitch fest.  This is an update into my sleep stuff I touched upon.  So I went in for this sleep test a few weeks back.   Basically I had to spend the night in this uncomfortable hospital bed with wires hooked up all over my face and body.   I looked like a creature off of Hellraiser or something.  All I know is as creepy as it looked, it was just as difficult to sleep.  I stayed one night in the hospital and was a waste of space for the next day, but the thing is, the things I learned about in my article (well I borrowed the article, but…  Whatever!) “How to Receive a Free Sleep Disorders Test” paid off.

So I got a phone call a couple days ago and was informed, “You have Moderate Sleep Apnea”.  Moderate doesn’t sound all that bad, does it?  Well, the fact of the matter is, I NEVER can get out of bed early and if I don’t get at the very least 8 hours of more of sleep I am pretty much a zombie all day long.  Yesterday I woke up and in a rather short period of time, realized I was tired and had a headache.  Instead of accomplishing anything I pretty much stayed in bed most of the day, and here’s why:

For me, moderate sleep apnea means that I apparently stop breathing or have extremely shallow breathing on average of 28 times every Hour.  Ya, every fucking hour.  I figured something like 28 times in an entire evening would be bad enough but, nope, apparently this is happening on average 224 times a night.  I am losing a lot of good sleep.  Now what does that mean?  I mean, it really can fuck up my life.  There are countless days where I have done almost nothing, and I even believe that this very well could have been the root cause of so many of me traumatic problems I had in my younger years.

My perception of looking at things like a surgeon, including my own feelings, physically and emotionally, was the reason I figured out that just 30 minutes less than the average recommended amount of sleep could ruin my day.   It also makes it pretty much impossible to get up early unless I was going to go to bed around 9pm every evening because when I say 8 hours I have to account for times I am awake.  For instance, yesterday I crashed out pretty early since I was a zombie and was frightfully in pain.  Then I woke up around midnight and stayed up, energized but still with a headache, until around 4:30.   The funny thing about this is that I almost took another leasing  job the day before.  I was right there, in the guys office, signing the forms and stuff to get started.

It was only a day later I had a really shitty night’s sleep and last night a fitful sleep, but thank God I got plenty of it and today I am not so much of a Zombie again (I just realized the joke of Zombie playing Rebuild 2 which is a game about trying to survive the Zombie Apocalypse).  So I am wondering in my witchdoctorish way if I was or am supposed to take that as a sign and not do the leasing thing, still.  In other news, I have a second interview tomorrow for this new Bar opening in Chicago.  I think I wrote about it, maybe not…  Oh I guess I didn’t since I just checked.  I think I’ll just chill and see what happens tomorrow before writing a report.

So if I should follow through with this sleep test, I will have to spend a week in Hospital come February.  What I’m hoping is that successful Insanity Workouts will actually kick my ass into shape and that my sleep apnea will kinda go away.  There is always that possibility that being in more shape and losing some fat will help treat it.  Of course there are no promises, but that’s ok.  It’s still serves as motivation to keep sticking to this crazy man’s workout.  You should have seen the drops of sweat all over my tile floor today. Funny enough, I took a peek at the workouts in month 2 and the insanity get’s just more ridiculous.

Just Fucking Crazy, but man, those women in the video are sexy as hell, for 2 reasons:  1. They are ripped as hell.  2.  They are kicking my ass at the workout, and I can explain why I find that sexy as hell in another post.  For now though…

I have gone into this cocooning of sorts.  I am not really going out to meet women, I am not really dressing all snazzy.  I am simply being for now.  I want to continue this workout and give it a good 2 months and really see what changes take place in my body.  Like I said, I checked into my closet and imagined how cool it would be to fit into some of the clothes I have in there.  For now I am wearing a hoodie top and jeans and my chill shoes.  I want to eventually come out of this cocoon a badass, gladiator mo-fo but like I said in This is Insanity, no pressure not expectation; just do!

and yes I will post before and after pics once I’m done with the first round.

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