Insomnia Is Most Common
Insomnia - trouble falling asleep, staying asleep or both - affects about 70 million Americans says the National Center on Sleep Disorders Research. Short-term insomnia is common and may be brought on by stress or bad sleeping habits says Safwan Badr, past president, American Academy of Sleep Medicine and a sleep expert with Detroit Medical Center and Wayne State Univ. School of Medicine, Detroit. He offers these tips to combat the most common causes of short-term insomnia: Keep a consistent bedtime and waking time. Don’t watch TV in bed. Avoid daytime naps. If you can’t fall asleep within 20 to 30 minutes of going to bed, get up and go to another room where you can do low-key activities such as listening to quiet music.
Become a Museum Display
While many people have heard of donating their bodies to research after death, not everyone knows about several other interesting things that happen to some bodies. CNN reports on "Ten uses for your body after you die," including some more unusual ideas like becoming a crash test cadaver at Wayne State University School of Medicine or giving your body over to a broker who will find scientists who can use your body parts for research or education. You may also donate your body to the Institute for Plastination where it will be filled with rubber silicone and positioned into a frozen pose, possibly ending up on exhibit. Other ideas for body donation from CNN include becoming a skeleton, or, of course, donating your organs or tissue for people waiting on transplants.