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Here’s What You Need to Know About the Evolution Of Sleep

About 200 years ago, humans slept for four hours before waking up a couple hours to take care of business then they went back to sleep for 4 more.

Today, we are among the only 15% of mammals that engage in monophasic sleep habits which means sleeping in one chunk of time.

While biologists do not really know ow e evolved to require long stretches of sleep to function, the team at OnlineMattressReview.com put together the Evolution of Sleep Infographic  to highlight how sleeping has changed over time.

Here are few fun facts from the infographic:

  • Caves, Waterbeds and Memory Foam: Cavemen slept on nests of grass near walls in caves; in the Middle Ages, families all slept in one bed together; it wasn’t until the industrial revolution and electricity that people stayed up later and private bedrooms became standard; and in recent years we’ve discovered waterbeds and memory foam.
  • Humans vs. Animals: Humans sleep more than horses (3 hours) but less than tigers (16 hours) or bats (20 hours).  And don’t feel guilty about leaving your dog home alone because Fido gets a healthy 11 hours to dream about table food.
  • American Men Wake Up the Earliest: Of the nine countries studied, American med wake up the earliest at an average of 6:40 a.m. Maybe this explain why we are the world’s only super power.
  • Great for our Health: Sleep reduces stress, helps lose weight and lets the heart rest
  • We Sleep Less as We Age: Newborns need up to 17 hours of sleep while seniors can get by off just seven. Somehow, new parents may disagree with this statistic.

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How to Fake That Celeb Pregnancy Glow

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We share the secret of getting a beautiful pregnancy glow out of a bottle!

Theoretically pregnancy is meant to make you glow, its a biological ‘fact’. The increased amount of blood that’s circulating around your body is meant to give you a beautifully flushed look and as your skin retains more moisture and produces more sebum you’re meant to be glowing with a luminous dewy sheen – sound familiar?

Don’t worry if not, the combination of nausea, lack of sleep and sensitive skin experienced by many mums-to-be doesn’t lend itself well to natural radiance. Thankfully its easy to fake it – we explain how to get that ‘movie star’ pregnancy glow and only you need know its not real!

Step 1 – The Start

The first place to start is on the inside, drinking 8 – 10 glasses of water a day will do wonders for clearing your skin and helping to flush out water retention too. A good prenatal vitamin combined with a balanced diet that includes plenty of fruit, vegetables and omega rich foods will help too.

Step 2 – The Cleanser

Whether you suffer from dry, normal or oily skin its important to wash your face thoroughly twice a day. Using a gentle exfoliater such as Botanics In Shower Facial Polish will help to remove dead skin cells and improve circulation, banishing dull skin for good.

For best results apply in circular motions with your fingertips and rinse off with lukewarm water. Patting rather than rubbing your face dry can also help prevent blotchy skin and spider veins as you’re less likely to break the tiny capillaries that sit just under the surface of your skin.

Step 3 – The Moisturizer

Using a good moisturizer after cleansing is a must for gorgeous glowing skin. Massaging a fragrance free, sensitive moisturizer such as OZ Naturals Facial Moisturizer  into your face and neck will really help to give your complexion a lift without irritating your skin. If possible it’s best to go for a moisturizer that contains an SPF factor to protect your skin against the sun’s harmful rays especially as this can also help to reduce the likelihood of chloasma (brown patches) developing.

Step 4 – The Base

Blend a light base into your skin with your fingertips. It’s specially designed to conceal dark circles and skin imperfections with minimal effort so you needn’t spend hours blending for that flawless finish. Tinted moisturizers and foundations like stila Sheer Color Tinted Moisturizer SPF contain light reflecting particles are also great for giving that dewy, smooth finish we all wish we had naturally.

Step 5 – The Blush

Recreate that gorgeous flushed look and perk up a grey complexion with a swirl of pink blush on the apples of your cheeks. A slightly shimmery, rosy color is always a good bet as it fakes a really healthy glow in an instant. I like Bobbi Brown’s Shimmer Brick because it accommodates all complexions.

Step 6 – The Highlighter

Blending a peach toned highlighter along your cheek and brow bones will really help to lift your look and mimic that pregnancy sheen in seconds. You only need to use a dot and you’ll be able to recreate that ‘slept like a baby look’ on the sly. MAC’s Primed for Perfection Prep + Prime Highlighter brings a soft, sheer wash of color to the skin and goes on smoothly.

Step 7 – The Mascara

A sensitive mascara in black/brown will be gentler and more flattering on tired eyes. Curl your eyelashes first for a really wide awake look. You can’t go wrong with the old drug store fave, Maybeline’s Great Lash that usually runs under $5!

Step 8 – The Lips

To top off your gorgeously glowy look a sheer lipstick is a must. Go for a shade that’s as close to your natural lip color as possible as this will really help to finish your ‘natural’ look. Clarins Instant Light Natural Lip is a light gel that has a plumping effect.

So, now you’ve faked radiant, glowing skin all you need to do is smile and pretend that you feel as gorgeous as you look!

photos: Getty, Imagestock, Starcast

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Celebs Currently Carrying Twins Celebrate #BumpDay

Two celeb moms who are carrying twins celebrated this year’s #BumpDay campaign on Wednesday, September 13, “to encourage people around the world to support all mothers by advocating for healthy pregnancies and safe deliveries.”

My Name Is Earl’s  expectant mama Jaime Pressly, who is pregnant with twin boys, posted an updated photo of her growing belly.

“830 women a day die worldwide from preventable issues during pregnancy,” Pressly captioned a black -and-white photo on Instagram cradling her bump.

She added: “A Healthy pregnancy can set a child up for a healthy future. Celebrate #BumpDay with @IMC_Worldwide & @WhatToExpect.”

Lady Antebellum lead singer Hillary Scott, also expecting twins, participated as well.

“In honor of #bumpday, here’s my bump. Encouraging all the expectant mamas out there to take care of you and your baby(ies)! #maternalhealthis SO important,” she captioned her own photo.

In June, the My Name Is Earl star announced that she is expecting twin boys this fall with longtime beau Hamzi Hijazi.

Preasly’s newborns will join the actress’ 10-year-old son Dezi, whom she co-parents with ex Eric Calvo.

Scott’s twins will join big sister Eisele Kaye, who turned four in July.

Over the past two years, What to Expect When You’re Expecting, a leading brand in pregnancy and parenting, has worked closely with the International Medical Corps to raise awareness for global maternal health, through their #BumpDay initiative.

This year it took place on September 13, 2017 and involved celebrities and influencers sharing  pictures of their current and past pregnancies, statistics on the dangers of pregnancies and deliveries around the world, and encouraging their followers to join the conversation.

Sienna Miller previewed the day in a recent copy of PEOPLE magazine.

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