Sleep Better in Nursing Pajamas

Sleep is an incredibly important part of a new mother’s day, and with nightly feedings guaranteed, doing anything in one’s power to make one’s sleep as restful as possible is a must. Nursing pajamas are an excellent place to start, as they are designed with one’s utmost comfort in mind. From soft fabric to easy nursing access, a well-made pair of nursing pajamas is a wardrobe necessity for the new mother.

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A classic nursing pajama designer is Japanese Weekend, whose clothing is always soft, easy to wear, and timeless. For the winter months, the ¾ Sleeve Maternity Nursing Sleepwear Set is a fabulous option. For the top, an empire waist and V-neck is very figure flattering, and it also provides easy pull-down nursing access. The ¾ length sleeves add extra warmth for the cooler weather. Stretchy ankle pants are comfortable and are easy to wear both before and after one’s baby’s birth. Available in a variety of colors, from pink to black, this nursing pajama set is functional and cute. For women who prefer a nightie over a pajama set, try the Lace Trim Gown. Available in black with a lace trim at the V-neck and sleeve hem, this nightie adds a hint of sexiness while also providing the comfort one needs while breastfeeding.

One favorite nursing pajama designer is Olian Maternity. With designs that are fresh and fashionable, their fun patterns and functional designs are a hit with nursing mothers. The 4-Piece Chrysanthemum Pajama Set is absolutely stunning in a light blue or soft pink color. With inner slits, the pajama top provides easy nursing access. The pajama pants feature a drawstring for comfortable maternity and postpartum wear. A matching sash tie robe adds privacy when one is running around the home early in the morning, and features a beautiful chrysanthemum design. With a matching sleeper for the baby, one is sure to look and feel amazing. Another gorgeous option is the 3-Piece Diamond Nursing Nightie Set. The geometric diamond pattern is eye-catching and fun. The sleeveless nightie with lace detail provides easy nursing access by a few buttons at the bust. A matching robe and baby sleeper complete the set. With lightweight fabric, one is sure to be comfortable throughout those late night feedings and early mornings.

Majamas is another popular designer of nursing sleepwear, whose super-soft fabric is a great comfort option. For an option that works well both in the winter and spring, try the Lacy Cropped MJ’s. An empire waist and cross-over design on the top provides a nice shape as well as easy nursing access. The top and pants are hemmed with a contrasting lace, adding a slight sexiness. So soft, one will never want to take these off. The Lace Sleep Set is also another Majamas favorite. Available in blue, black, raspberry, or the ever-popular zebra print, this nightie and matching robe work well throughout the night and for those busy mornings. The crossover design provides easy nursing access, and the design ensures … Read the rest

Top 5 Antiaging Treatments for the Women of Today

Today’s women are now running on tighter schedules and leading very busy lives, which is why there are a number of procedures, treatments and products that cater to their needs and lifestyle. If you are among these women, I hear you. It can be tough to juggle the demands of the daily grind, and stay on top of your beauty regimen. A lot of things can get in the way that you find yourself getting caught off guard at the sight of a fine line. So for those of you who don’t have enough time and are needing the safe and quick fix for those skin problems, here are 5 treatments that you might want to consider.

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Thermage CPT
Although Thermage has been around for quite a while now, this treatment has undergone a couple of improvements over the years giving patients a better experience. For those of you who may have just heard of Thermage, it is also regarded as a nonsurgical facelift that is FDA approved. It uses radiofrequency energy to get rid of the signs of aging. Back in the day, this treatment, although effective, induces so much pain. However, today the machine has been revolutionized resulting in Thermage CPT (Comfort Pulse Technology). This means that the procedure is not only tolerable but virtually painless. The RF energy targets the collagen layers of the skin, which stimulates it to renew resulting in a tighter and smoother skin that is also natural-looking. The best part about it is that this machine is much more efficient. Thermage CPT can be used on several problem areas, which include the face, love handles, buttocks, legs, thighs, knees, arms, hands and cellulite.

Phytoceramides
One of the new breakthroughs in anti-aging products today are phytoceramides. This has been touted to be the new fountain of youth giving the popular Botox a good competition. Ceramides are actually naturally-occurring because this can be found in our skin. However, the numbers diminish as a person age causing the skin to become dry and age quickly. That is why replenishing our stores is important, which we can get from the plants, hence the name phytoceramides. They are prepared in capsules and have now become a popular protective barrier from the signs of aging.

Fractional non-ablative laser
Instead of shooting a single beam of light, fractional lasers use pixilated beams that target a fraction of the skin during each treatment. What makes this treatment interesting is that it uses small laser beams to create small skin injuries within the deeper layers of the skin. This microscopic treated area heals fast with very little chance for adverse reactions. This boosts collagen production and renewal. After about five sessions, the skin will feel tighter, show less wrinkles and have a better texture. The good thing about this is that it only uses light to resurface your skin.

Peptides
Another popular component in most anti-aging products today are peptides. These are small proteins that help in stimulating … Read the rest

Unique Valentines Day Gift For Women

Giving your lady friend a special gift this Valentines Day is the best thing that you can do in order to show how much she means to you. However, you should see to it that you steer clear of the usual gifts that males give their girlfriend during this occasion. Here are a couple of unique suggestions that will not only set you apart but will also make you feel how much you love her and how important she is to you.

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If you would rather invest on an experience than on a material gift, then it will be a great idea to add a twist to the usual dinner for your Valentines date. Instead of flocking to an overly crowded restaurant and settling for a cramped table, bring your special lady friend out on a boat and have dinner there! The new surrounding will surely make the night more special for the woman in your life.

Your girlfriend or wife will surely appreciate any amount of effort that you put into preparing a surprise for her. As a matter of fact, you will not even have to leave the comfort of your home in order to make her feel special. Prepare a dinner date in your garden, with the complete set-up. She will surely appreciate it and the effort that you put in it.

This Valentine has to be about her, so make sure that your gift sends the same message as well. If you have a favorite picture of her, then why don’t you get a charcoal sketch done for her? Without a doubt, she will appreciate the gesture and she will not be able to show off your gift whenever someone visits her house.

Speaking of pictures, it will be a great idea for you to put together an album or a scrapbook that will commemorate the amount of time that you spent together as well. All you need to do is to collect and collate pictures of the milestones that your relationship has undergone! There is no doubt that there are a lot of memories that you celebrate as a couple. She will surely love how you have taken the time to collect all of your memories together and will surely appreciate the effort that you put into a personalized token.

Women, in general, love receiving flowers but you should seriously skip the traditional bouquet this coming Valentines Day. Instead, take the time and the effort to plant real flowering plants in her garden. Get the help of her friends in keeping her out of the house as you put together the surprise. Doing so will be a lot better, for she will be able to look at and enjoy your gift the whole year round!

There is nothing that the woman in your life will love more than to spend quality time with you. If you have enough funds lying around, then you should go on a trip for two together! There are a … Read the rest

5 Music Effects On Human Brain Performance

Just like any other sound, the music received by the ear will be processed by the brain to produce a certain perception. But not only that, the tone sequence of music can also affect how the brain works and responds to stimuli, both from outside and inside the body.

The phenomenon of how music can affect the human brain has been studied for a long time. You may not realize it, when you pass by on the sidewalk there are people who are playing street pianos may seem ordinary, but it takes mutual help from different parts of the brain to recognize and string sounds received when we listen to music.

What are the effects of music on brain performance?

Here are some ways music can affect the brain:

  1. Music triggers brain development

At birth, the baby’s brain is not the same as the adult brain. The brain will experience the process of differentiation during childhood. This process occurs by recognizing the environment, especially recognizing sounds, speech, and certain tones.

A study by Nina Kraus published on the Live Science website shows that people who practice playing a musical instrument can respond to sounds and language better. They will also tend to experience a slower process of brain aging. In another study, Kraus also found practicing musical instruments can improve a person’s ability to hear in a noisy atmosphere, and recognize the emotional aspects of a speech.

  1. Helping the brain to think more creatively

Every time you listen to new music, your brain forms a new little structure based on the set of audible tones. The process also helps think of forming a new way of thinking.

Another interesting fact is, if we are diligent to follow music trends or listen to new music, this can increase creativity.

Indeed, many people, especially those who are not young anymore, who prefer to listen to songs from his youth than the new songs that are a trend. These new songs may not be too good to hear because our brains are not familiar with the tone sequence, but regular listening to new music can actually encourage the brain to understand new things.

  1. Help to learn a new language

The tone sequence of music evokes a response similar to the language. Both tone and language are stored in the brain structure associated with the process of motivation, reward, and emotion.

Learning the language of the lyrics of certain songs that use a language other than our mother tongue, will make the brain more quickly remember and predict the structure of sentences and language used in the song. In this way, the language is processed and remembered along with the tone, in the large part of the brain and amygdala, not in the frontal lobes used to memorize or remember.

  1. Trigger distraction

Distraction occurs when the brain does not respond to a stimulus normally. It is certainly useful if we want to avoid a stimulus that makes us stop doing, for example when we’re … Read the rest

The Perfect Lip Enhancement for Every Age

There is an art to lip enhancement. Who you choose to do your injections can mean the difference between getting the dreaded over-filled duck look or a fuller, natural-looking pout. The key to a natural, beautiful lip enhancement is in the injector’s approach. Patients at every age have different goals and motivations.

For patients in their early 20s, it can be the need for better facial balance and fuller lips. For an older patient, an enhancement can address volume loss, a blurry lip line and wrinkles around the mouth. We reached out to New York dermatologist Marina Peredo, MD, to find out which issues patients are facing in each decade and how she approaches lip enhancement at every age.

In Their 20s:

According to Dr Peredo, patients in their 20s most often have issues of genetic lip imperfections like asymmetry, thin lips, a gummy smile or their expression might appear sad or angry. “It’s really about enhancement,” says Dr Peredo. “Patients this age tend to love the look of fuller lips. My job is to make sure they look proportionate to the face. I look at the whole person sitting in front of me to bring balance to the entire face. Sometimes the most important decision I make is what NOT to do. I always seek a natural look that will be barely noticeable to all but the patient.”

Treatment: Two syringes of filler in the upper and lower lip.

In Their 30s:

Lips are at their fullest at the ages of 16 to 18. In the 30s, a fairly noticeable thinning begins to happen. “At this age, the biggest issue is the loss of collagen and elastin, which results in thinning and drying of the lips,” says Dr Peredo. “Lip lines, which are caused by a combination of sun exposure and the natural ageing process, can also appear. Increased muscle activity from daily facial expressions also contributes to upper lip wrinkles. I look to fill the lighter wrinkles so that they don’t become ingrained into the skin and inject a small bit of filler into the lip to retain its fullness.”

Treatment: One syringe of filler in the upper and lower lip.

In Their 40s:

Patients in their 40s may experience even more drying and thinning of the lips. “In the 40s, the area around the lips, such as nasolabial folds (laugh lines) and oral commissure (corners of the mouth) also change,” says Dr Peredo. “They may become deeper and more pronounced, so that area needs to be treated as well to support the lips. The overall expression of the patient appears to change. So for patients in their 40s, it’s all about restoration. I use fillers to not only maintain lip fullness but also to diminish wrinkles that have already begun to set in.”

Treatment: One syringe of filler in the lips in the commissures (corners of the mouth).

In Their 50s:

For patients in their 50s, the approach is to look at the overall facial structure. Often, … Read the rest