1. How easy it is to wake up in the morning

In the cold period of time, daylight hours are noticeably shortened, and getting up in the morning becomes harder. Why is this happening? It’s all about regulating the sleep and wake cycle. The hormone melatonin controls this mechanism: when there is little light, its production in the pineal gland, in the brain, decreases and the person falls asleep.

In contrast, bright lighting stimulates melatonin production. This property is especially pronounced in blue light. According to scientists from Harvard Medical School, the blue color extends the wakefulness cycle by almost three hours. As a result, the quality of sleep suffers, you wake up broken and tired, as if you did not sleep at all.

What to do: minimize communication in the evening in 1.5 hours with a smartphone, computer and TV, since the screens emit a maximum of blue light. But in the morning, to wake up and feel cheerful, you can use special devices that emit blue light. Such “helpers” have long been used by the morning television hosts, who have to get up when all the people are still sleeping.

2. How not to catch the virus 

Most viruses that cause the common cold spread through the air. When a sick person coughs or sneezes, viruses scatter everywhere and settle on furniture, objects, utensils.

What to do: doctors recommend that in order not to get a “cold”, wash your hands more often after contact with any object that the patient has touched.

This simple hygiene procedure should take at least 15-20 seconds. Thoroughly wash your palms and interdigital spaces, rinse with water and dry your hands (it is better if it is a disposable paper towel, rather than a common towel). Clean your skin after street and in public places (cafes, metro, theaters, etc.).

3. How to get tested quickly

Not everyone can find the time to take tests, for example, for hormones, infections prescribed by a doctor. It is problematic for someone to get up in the morning, but someone fell ill and cannot drive to the clinic on their own – there are many reasons. But there is a solution!

What to do: the easiest way is to order a CITILAB mobile laboratory visit to your home or office. For example, in the USA , the “Call to Home” service is available , when a team of experienced doctors arrives at a convenient time for you, takes blood and takes the biomaterial for research in the laboratory. You receive the results by email. Simple, fast, easy and convenient. For residents of a metropolis, such as Moscow, this is a real salvation, saving time and mental energy. 

Be healthy!

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