Saturday, 24 October 2009

Calls for sleep education for children

Calls for sleep education for children

Children should be taught the importance of a good night's sleep in school, health experts have claimed. The comments follow a survey which shows 60 per cent of people believe sleep education should even be included in the national curriculum. Jessica Alexander, of The Sleep Council, said the lack of education about sleep and the factors critical to achieving the necessary quantity and quality "must be addressed in schools as well as the home if today's youngsters are to take the subject seriously".

Of those parents surveyed, two thirds claimed they worried about the amount or quality of sleep their children got. Ninety-six per cent said they appreciated that a lack of sleep or poor quality sleep can be damaging to the health and wellbeing of children. Worryingly though, 67 per cent of the respondents said they had never been advised about the importance of a good night's sleep by a GP, health visitor, midwife, teacher, specialist consultant or university lecturer.

Of those who had been advised, only six per cent had received the information by a teacher. "Sleep is a basic and fundamental human requirement and is vitally important for good physical, mental and emotional health," said independent sleep consultant Dr Neil Stanley. "It's crucial for memory, learning and growth which means that it is necessary for children to get enough sleep. The government's Change 4 Life programme does not mention sleep, either, let alone it getting taught in school."

Dr Chris Idzikowski, from the Edinburgh Sleep Centre, added: "Our education system must take this subject on board in a serious and structured way. "We teach children about nutrition and ensure regular exercise is part of their weekly activities but the third critical ingredient of a healthy lifestyle – sleep – is barely touched upon." Health experts warn poor sleep habits from an early age can lead to long-term sleep problems.

Lack of sleep is also directly linked to obesity, heart disease, mental illnesses and other life-threatening conditions in later life.

info from British.Com Friday 23/10/

Thursday, 22 October 2009

Waiting for the bus.

Alright, my baby kid still as lovable as before, she loves possing. Last Monday, I took her & went strolling around town as one escapism for me. As usual when I felt lousy and near the nerve racking it's better to be light hearted by headed to town and do some shopping. but just enough to feeds my baby's gear. Now here she my chaperon at the bus stand waiting for when-to-arrive bus. Nearly took us an hour but she survive playing around the'pillar'. She's really a dear waiting patiently. She's my loving dearest youngest baby, Raja Adlina Elissa.

Wednesday, 14 October 2009

'Self pity'...

Times elapse without notice and soon it struck back hard into our mind so acutely that we hardly breath. Where is our past life ? What had happened? Why? To be feelings this bad over oneself is not wise as there's no self pity can heal anything, hence to forgo our future or vice versa. Yeah..Sometimes ones are truly busy cooped up with house chores, caught up in an endless work and also attending to the need of others.There're so many things to do and too little time for one self, and for ones need.Can we abandon our needs just to slave ourself for others?Does it help to restore our happiness then?Why don't we spare some times to ourself too, which includes sleeping well, eating properly, relaxing and having a good quality time. Be fair and pampered yourself as it wud sucked a lot of good things and reflect back to shine everybody arounds you. If you had neglected yourself for a very long time so this is it... you could do some changes..and find true happiness. KEEP ON DREAMING BUT DON'T FORGET TO WALK ON TOWARDS YOUR DESTINY AND REVEAL YOUR DREAMS...-adz HAPPINESS......It's not a matter of how much you possess. It's a matter of warmth,understanding and loving.

Tuesday, 13 October 2009

Poem to ponder.

Bright Star: Campion's Film About the Life and Love of Keats
p/s: Turned out to be so sentimental over
 my personal life this few days....
so takes time to read some poems 
& here is something to share with...
-aulia adz.
by John Keats
  A thing of beauty is a joy for ever:
Its loveliness increases; it will never
Pass into nothingness; but still will keep
A bower quiet for us, and a sleep
Full of sweet dreams, and health, and quiet breathing.        
Therefore, on every morrow, are we wreathing
A flowery band to bind us to the earth,
Spite of despondence, of the inhuman dearth
Of noble natures, of the gloomy days,
Of all the unhealthy and o'er-darkened ways         
Made for our searching: yes, in spite of all,
Some shape of beauty moves away the pall
From our dark spirits. Such the sun, the moon,
Trees old and young, sprouting a shady boon
For simple sheep; and such are daffodils         
With the green world they live in; and clear rills
That for themselves a cooling covert make
'Gainst the hot season; the mid forest brake,
Rich with a sprinkling of fair musk-rose blooms:
And such too is the grandeur of the dooms         
We have imagined for the mighty dead;
All lovely tales that we have heard or read:
An endless fountain of immortal drink,
Pouring unto us from the heaven's brink.

Nor do we merely feel these essences         
For one short hour; no, even as the trees
That whisper round a temple become soon
Dear as the temple's self, so does the moon,
The passion poesy, glories infinite,
Haunt us till they become a cheering light         
Unto our souls, and bound to us so fast,
That, whether there be shine, or gloom o'ercast,
They alway must be with us, or we die.

Saturday, 10 October 2009

At last we meet again!

It's been nearly 2 years that I last laid my eyes on her, dearest widowed aunt in Gerik,Perak. Luckily for me,on last Hari Raya I had a quick look in her place along with my loving mom and sis. We started to ride on at about 11 a.m and arrived at 12.30 pm. Yes,on the way, we stop by at the famous 'Ikan Bakar Restaurant' and my sis had a hand in choosing the menu for a take-away lunch.The journey was not too long due to the highway route and it was so much different from our last trip there around last 20 years back as I remembered, it took more hours to reach there. Sure do, a lot of improvement nowadays. By the way 2 of my kids trailed along with me and thank God, they had a peaceful nap by my left and right side, looked like I would had a few minutes to my self and hoping to feast my eyes on the out-looking views. The hours ended sooner than I thought. Phew...we had already parked our cars. So upon our arrival, we kiss & hug lovingly holding each other's hands, having no time in letting out a whole lot of news to be shared and cherished. I still recalled the look of her when she was a lot younger, it turned out to be not much different. She's quite strong and agile compared to her 86 years of old age and my mom 68 years old. I called her Mak Lang Mah as a second sister to my mom and alright,I soon realised they look a lot in common. Amazingly too, she had time to be Guru Quraan to a few children nearby.. She's a dear and we spent about 3hours there... having eaten our ready bought lunch,performed our Jamak(praying time), chat about past years and old photos. Talking about old times sake, she calmly showed us an old albums with a few priceless photos of our ancestors.I felt very impressed of her wise aspiration and courteous act to keep these albums and I gallantly like to share them with my kids. Here is what old folks life beeing shown out & be noticed. Our second destiny was to Padang Assam,visiting Wan cik Sidah, my grandfather's sister near Padang Rengas. She was over 80 too and quite fragile. She only laid down on bed and had already half remembered our names. I was thankful had times with her than. The third relatives is my father's sister which I called Che' Mah.She was really remarkable because on the day we arrived, her grandchild was with her and not to mentioned that she was exactly on her owned,who also succesfully cooped with a few mishaps on that few hours of nursing and had patiently stayed put although she herself was half blind.(p/s:The scar near her eyes and that misfortune happened nearly 3 years ago.) So we nearly had a fright too seeing her like that that day but anyway, we joined happily after everything had been clearly settled . The day was very adventurous and for me, it was worth something in my life. Who knows who will be out of life next day? Just to think about it now...


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