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Use Milk To Get Rid Of Tired Eyes

tired eyes

Experts say that the lactic acid in the milk works to reduce puffiness and darkness underneath the eye. Yes, please! To try this out at home, take some cotton balls and soak them in a cup of cold milk for a few seconds. Place the cotton balls underneath the eyes and leave on for a few minutes.

Tips for Better Sleep

Beautiful woman lying and sleep on the snowy bed

Go to sleep and wake up at about the same time every day — including weekends. This routine will put your brain and body on a healthy sleep-wake cycle. In time, you’ll be able to fall asleep quickly and sleep soundly through the night.

Regular exercise has been shown to improve sleep quality, as long as you don’t work out too close to bedtime. A post-workout burst of energy can keep you awake. Aim to finish any vigorous exercise 3 to 4 hours before you hit the hay.

Turn off TVs, computers, and other blue light producers an hour before sleep. Cover any blue displays you can’t shut off.

The best sleep temperature for most people is is on the cool side–below 76 degrees.

Mild low back pain may not wake you, but it can disrupt the deep, restful stages of sleep. A cushy solution is to place a pillow between the legs for better alignment of the hips and reduced stress on the low back.

Your pillow should be just the right size to support your neck in a neutral position. For side sleepers, the nose should align with the center of the body. Stomach sleeping twists the neck and is best avoided.

Papaya is Good for Your Eyes

The high levels of lutein and zeaxanthin in foods like papaya may also protect against developing cataracts, glaucoma, and other chronic eye diseases. Research suggests a good intake of both zeaxanthin and lutein can significantly reduce your risk of developing age-related macular degeneration (ARMD), the most common cause of blindness.

Papaya also contains good levels of two special compounds called lutein and zeaxanthin Known as xanthophylls, these phytonutrients are concentrated by your body in the macular region of your eyes. Here they provide protection against both UV and high energy blue light that can damage our eye’s retinas and are involved in fine detail perception.

The beta-carotene found in papaya can be converted into vitamin A, particularly important for healthy eyes and vision.