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Hyperventilation, what size paper bag?

Hyperventilation, what size paper bag?

Whatever: Can you still find a paper bag? The idea is to build up co2 levels so the smallest bag that will cover both your nose and mouth and hold a good breath would work. But a big bag would probably work almost as fast if that's all you have. Plastic would not be a good idea. ...Read more

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Sleep (Definition)

Sleep is a topic that involves concepts such as how long it takes to fall asleep, how many times one wakes up at night, how many hours one sleeps at night, sleep stages, ...Read more


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Does sleeping in an airtight room (window close) affect sleep quality and muscle mass?

Does sleeping in an airtight room (window close) affect sleep quality and muscle mass?

Probably not: A stuffy room may affect your sleep quality but not likely your muscle mass in any significant way. If you are asking because you have experienced a loss of muscle mass, weakness, fatigue or any other specific symptoms, then you should consult your Dr. ...Read more

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On average how much caffeine is in 1tea bag (classic grocery store tea bag )of green tea , and how much is there in black tea black tea ?

On average how much caffeine is in 1tea bag (classic grocery store tea bag )of green tea , and how much is there in black tea black tea ?

Read label first: I drink constant comment both the black and the green decaf and regular. The blacks tend to have more on the order of 7-10 mg. The decaf still has some caffeine you'll need to google the brand name and specific type to get the actual numbers. ...Read more

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Ificlean travel bag with alcohol only from insidewill itbeenough to put infantsclothes in there?Bag isfrom fabric outside&insidefrom raincoat materia

Ificlean travel bag with alcohol only from insidewill itbeenough to put  infantsclothes in there?Bag isfrom fabric outside&insidefrom raincoat materia

Will be fine: Simple cleaning of bags to store infant clothing will be fine. Shake out any crumbs etc followed by damp wiping and allow to air dry soap and water works well on most surfaces. ...Read more

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How safe is infant sleeping in airline basinette in bulkhead?

How safe is infant sleeping in airline basinette in bulkhead?

Bulkhead???: To clarify you do not mean bulkhead as in overhead compartments? If yes then obviously that is not safe. If you mean in a bassinet at your feet for long flights it is just as safe as as infant being in your arms. I would recommend if airline allows that the bassinet is somehow secured during takeoff and landing. ...Read more

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Can tea bags harm our body?can I cut the tea bags of green tea and store the tea leaf into a container and use it?

Can tea bags harm our body?can I cut the tea bags of green tea and store the tea leaf into a container and use it?

Clean teabags are: not harmful. The simplest solution is for you to purchase loose green tea and use that. It's readily available in health food stores or on the net. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Is it safe to refrigerate warm tri tip in air tight container after cooking or could botulism grow since tri tip warm in no oxygen container?

Is it safe to refrigerate warm tri tip in air tight container after cooking or could botulism grow since tri tip warm in no oxygen container?

Storage + Botulism: Botulism is not found in meat products. Botulism is found in home canned products that are low in acid, such as green beans, corn and beets. However, the disease has also occurred from chili peppers, foil-wrapped baked potatoes and oil infused with garlic. Honey is also a source of botulism spores- safe for those older than one year. Always let food cool before putting in refrigerator. ...Read more

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Can heat when sleeping raise heart rate such as being hot from the blankets or covers and furnace?

Can heat when sleeping raise heart rate such as being hot from the blankets or covers and furnace?

Thanks for asking!: Yes, when your body is warm, and your muscles are lying still, your blood vessels will dilate. This increases the space your blood volume fills. The preload, or filling of your heart will decrease which will increase your heart rate. ...Read more

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Is there any danger in keeping rat poison neer an air heater?

Is there any danger in keeping rat poison neer an air heater?

Be careful: Most important is to keep it where young children aren't going to find and eat it. The heat won't varporize it. ...Read more

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Old wives tale about breathing into a paper bag when you're hyperventilating?

Old wives tale about breathing into a paper bag when you're hyperventilating?

It works: Paper bags have been used for years to treat hyperventilation syndrome often associated with panic attacks. Rebreathing the air we exhale makes us inhale more co2 and helps us to quickly add the co2 back into our bloodstreams, restoring the balance of the blood gases. ...Read more

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Can I go inside a sleeping bag to avoid dust mites for bedding?

Can I go inside a sleeping bag to avoid dust mites for bedding?

No: Dust mites are every where. You would have clean the sleeping bag extensively and this may reduce their numbers but they wo uld still be there. ...Read more

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Is sids caused by toxic gases in blankets, clothes, mattresses?

Is sids caused by toxic gases in blankets, clothes, mattresses?

SIDS cause unknown: Sids (sudden infant death syndrome or crib-death) is the name for when an infant dies in their sleep and no reason can be found. Babies in homes where someone smokes, and babies who sleep on their tummies before they are old enough to completely roll over both ways on their own, are at higher risk for dying from sids, but no exact cause has been proven. ...Read more

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Is it true that placing used chamomile tea bags or chilled cucumber slices on the eyes reduces puffiness?

Is it true that placing used chamomile tea bags or chilled cucumber slices on the eyes reduces puffiness?

No but . .: These will make your eyes feel better and there may be a little, temporary hydration which will smooth out these tissues. But there is no absorption of any components nor any ability to eliminate the fluid causing puffiness from these applications. ...Read more

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Lifted weights raked leaves 2 hours used leaf blower too. Blood vessel burst in right shoulder/bruised Prone to these in hands Cause for concern?

Lifted weights raked leaves 2 hours used leaf blower too. Blood vessel burst in right shoulder/bruised Prone to these in hands Cause for concern?

Recurrent Bruises: Trauma to superficial blood vessels can result in rupture and pooling of blood below skin surfaces--bruise. Can be normal due to excessive trauma; but this can also be a heralding sign of other serious conditions. Connective tissue disorders, autoimmune disorders, adrenal gland disorders are just a few conditions that may result in friable vessels. Consider review with your primary physician. ...Read more