The Overrated Sleep and Rest: How Much Do I Really Need?

There seems to be an ongoing debate about how much sleep is just right for us so that we are healthy and happy. Opinions vary. Some people believe that sleep is overrated and that you don’t need more than 3-4 hours of sleep to be okay. However, scientific research and studies have shown that we indeed need a good night’s sleep to feel rejuvenated and energised.

Reasons & Misconceptions of Adolescent Mental Health Disorders

Hormones

During adolescence, the brain develops rapidly. At the same time, the body undergoes major hormonal changes. Studies have evidenced that when parts of the neural system do not follow the developmental rate of the body during teen years, it leads to the teenager experiencing changes in their behavior, mood, and thinking.

Environment

A teen’s mental health can be affected by traumatic experiences, such as a near-death instance. Exclusion, discrimination, stigma, one’s living conditions, as well as having a history of abuse, may also enhance the risk of an adolescent developing a mental health condition.

Stress

Stress can have a detrimental effect on one’s mental and physical health, and can be triggered by various reasons, such as bullying and self-imposed pressure to perform well academically.

Signs & Symptoms of Chlamydia

The most typical symptoms of chlamydia in women include:

Vitamins & Teenagers – What and Where?

In small quantities, vitamins are crucial for normal metabolism. Nevertheless, our body cannot make all of them, which is why we need to get the ones it cannot make itself from a well-balanced diet. The reason behind this is to avoid vitamin deficiencies, which can lead to serious problems, such as anemia. Also, diseases related to malnutrition, developmental delays, and abnormal growth are all serious consequences tied to nutrient deficiencies.Here is a small guide of the must-have vitamins if you are a teenager.

Vitamin A

It helps with tissue repair, healthy skin, normal growth, and vision. You can get it from orange veggies (i.e., pumpkins, sweet potatoes, and carrots) and dairy products.

Vitamins of the B complex

It helps with tissue repair, healthy skin, normal growth, and vision. You can get it from orange veggies (i.e., pumpkins, sweet potatoes, and carrots) and dairy products.

Vitamin C

A vital vitamin for the synthesis of collagen, which is critical for the formation of bones, healing wounds, and tooth health. It is also found to strengthen the immune system. Get vitamin C from spinach, cabbage, strawberries, broccoli, cauliflower, potatoes, tomatoes, and, of course, citrus fruits.

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