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Sleep, DNA, and Our Hormones

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We all want to be at our best, and perform at our peak in our waking moments, for our own good, and for the good of the world around us. It's high time we explore the possibility that sleep may be just the key to achieving that longed-for bliss.

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Sleep and Our Immune Health

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Research has shown that cases that reported having slept 7 hours or less at night, were almost 3 times as likely to become infected by the Rhinovirus, otherwise referred to as the common cold. On the other hand, individuals who slept 5 hours a night or less were almost 70% more likely to contract pneumonia, a respiratory infection that is associated with COVID infections.

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How Sunscreens Work II

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For those with skin sensitive skin, many may not have a choice with sunscreen options, the author would recommend trying nano-zinc oxide cream or lotion sunscreens as an alternative to purely organic sunscreen formulations. However, it would be best to avoid nanoparticle inorganic sunscreens in spray or powder form, in order to minimize risk of inhalation of these particles. 

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How Sunscreens Work

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Sunscreens work by reducing the UV light that gets on your skin, and it does so through the electrons in its active ingredients that absorb the UV, which convert the light energy into other less harmful forms of energy.

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Should We Wear Sunscreen Indoors?

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Living in a tropical country close to the equator where sunlight is available for 50%  of the day, one cannot stress enough the importance of wearing sunscreen for skin health, overall reduction of skin concerns like melanoma, hyperpigmentation, and hastening of signs of skin aging which is associated with UVA rays. On top of that are more physically irritating and dangerous concerns caused by UVB rays such as sunburns (erythema), and production of melanoma, which is a form of skin cancer. 

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