POLA POLA POLA!
POLA NEGRI: the silent and early talkie film actress who was:
Born in Poland, "made" in Germany, stolen by Hollywood.
A celebrity in America, an artist in Europe.
Lover to Rudolph Valentino, Charlie Chaplin, and Rod La Roque; wife to a count and a prince.
A high-grossing Nazi film star who would not bow to the idol of fascism.
A "vamp" by reputation, a tragedienne in practice, but a stunningly gifted actress in truth.
The Pola Negri Appreciation Site is dedicated to preserving the memory of one of the great actresses of the early film.
Coming Soon: Feature Length Documentary on Pola Negri!
I am so elated to finally have permission to reveal this development. As we speak, a feature-length documentary about the life of our lady Pola Negri is in the late stages of production. Entitled Life is a dream in Cinema - Pola Negri, the documentary will contain excerpts of interviews with actors Hayley Mills and Eli Wallach (both of whom appeared in Pola’s last film The Moon-Spinners), as well as with authors, film historians, and people who knew Pola personally—it will even contain interview footage with David Gasten, the author of this website! In addition, you will get to see rare clips from Pola’s movies, hear little-known facts about La Negri, and see many rare photos of the lady herself from throughout her life. The documentary is directed by Polish-born director Mariusz Kotowski and produced by Bright Shining City Productions. Mr. Kotowski is going to an unbelievable amount of work to make this a fair and reliable documentary, as well as a great work of art. Life is a dream in Cinema – Pola Negri should make its theatrical debut sometime next year, and we will do our best to keep you updated on its progress in these pages. (By the way, if you have any information that you want to share for the documentary, please forward it to me and I will pass it on to the director.)
Sunrise Silents releases Pola's Gypsy Blood (1918)
Pola Negri's 1918 German film Gypsy Blood (aka Carmen) has seen a DVD release from the new Rhode Island-based silent film distributor Sunrise Silents. If you haven't seen Gypsy Blood yet, it's a great rendition of the classic Prosper Merimée story and reportedly stays closer to the original Merimée story than many of the other Carmen movies, which tend to follow the Bizet opera closer. Pola is adorable and vamps it up in her role as La Carmencita (it's one of about four vamp roles for her). And you'll be surprised at how sexy this movie is for 1918!
Other News/Personal Blog
Since this is my site I've decided to add a little bit of a personal touch and add some additional blog posts about personal topics, other non-Pola oriented news and happenings in the world, and other stuff like that. Hope you enjoy!
As I'm getting ready for the fan get-together in the coming weeks I've been making a ton of preparations, including getting myself a wonderful LED Display that will be able to show Pola movies and commentary for all the attendees. However I also need to make some last minute efforts to make sure the place is as clean as possible.
A large portion of the space is covered with carpeting, and I want to make sure that it comes across as very clean for the attendees, since I haven't met many of them yet and I want to make a good impression (not to menion it's just common courtesy to "put your best foot forwards" when having people over.)
So for this reason I will be calling over a professional carpet cleaning company (one recommended by Charles Carpet Cleaning Ltd, a service out of the UK) to give a nice good cleaning to the whole area. I might even have them give a once over to other areas of the house, like the mattresses and curtains.
Some might think that it's foolish or unnecessary to go through the effort of cleaning carpets just for dozens of people to come over and trounce all over those carpets. Well I have a few thoughts on that, let me see if I can make a handy list of them here:
First impressions last - As I said before this is the first time I will be meeting many of the fans that are coming for the Pola appreciation get-together, so I'd like to make a great first impression with them.
I'm selling my house anyway (or trying to) - If you've read my other blog posts you'll know that I'm trying to sell my home. Any little improvements to the home can make it much more attractive to potential buyers. This includes house cleaning and carpet cleaning, so it'll be a good way to kill 2 birds with one stone, so to speak.
It's really about time - Not to get into details, but I haven't had a good cleaning in quite some time, so this would be as good of an opportunity as any.
So that's it for now. I hope that for those readers that will be making their way to the get-together that they will enjoy the "so-fresh, so clean" house, as well as the fancy new gadgets. I'll check in with new blog posts from time to time to check in, as well as giving an nice recap of the get-together when it finally goes down. Thanks y'all
I have a very exciting (for me at least) announcement to make about the next Pola-Fan get together (exact dates to be announced soon). I take pride in putting together some of the best experiences for Pola fans and all those that attend the events, and I've pulled out the stops for this next one. In addition to a wonderfully catered meal service, lots of great food, drink and conversation, I'll be getting a brand new LED screen to watch some of our favorite clips of Pola (and others).
The LED video wall rental is actually one of the "new kids on the block" when it comes to event planning. As projection screens are becoming a thing of the past and the new technology that everyone wants their hands on is the LED screen. These things are *huge* is size and hence I can't afford to buy one outright, but a rental is actually quite affordable and it will make the event a heck of a lot of fun.
Being able to have a very large screen that will be viewable from everyone in the venue, no matter if people are up and about, meandering and mingling, or seated near the front, will change the dynamic of the event from years past.
If you haven't been to a gathering yet, in past years it basically revolved around a "movie room" where people could go and watch some clips, documentaries or full movies from our favorite movie star, and a separate room or mingling and networking. This year we will have a similar setup, but thanks to the led rental everyone will be able to see the movies as they are played. Only those seated closest will be able to hear, but that's OK (especially since we want to reserve those seats for people that want to view the film and not talk over it, *hint hint*).
Will You Join Us for the Get-Together?
As I mentioned before, we will be releasing the full details of the next get-together in a few weeks, but it should be sometime in the coming 3 months. I certainly hope that people will be able to make it. If you want more info you can reach out to me directly at email@example.com, or just wait it out and I'll post here in the blog.
That's it for now. Hope you are all as excited as I am about stepping our video game up! It will really be a nice, professional looking setup, and I hope to continue this for years on out. Thanks for reading!
File this post strictly under "personal complaints and neurosis", but I had to complain to somebody! It has come to pass that, after years of avoiding any trips to (or even thoughts of) the dentist, I have been forced by the hand of fate to go for a rather significant procedure. First a little background...
I've had a fear of the dentist since I was a little girl. I once got a bit of corn on the cob stuck in my gum when I was young. For whatever reason I couldn't get it dislodged and didn't want to tell a grown-up because I thought it meant I would have to go to the dentist. Over the next few days (or weeks, not sure which), it became infected and swollen. There was no avoiding it now, I had to go. And of course when you have 5 years old, the sounds of dental equipment and the thoughts of having dental work done became like a mythical monster. I guess I never quite out grew it.
Fast forward to 40+ years later and those thoughts and fears still haunt me. So much so that I avoid going to the dentist unless absolutely necessary. Well, when I was eating pasta the other day, it became necessary, as a large portion of my back molar broke off and fell onto my plate. Gross! In a panic I checked the mirror to confirm that I did indeed lose half my tooth. There was no avoiding it now, I had to bite the bullet (bad turn of phrase), and make that call.
Getting Some Long Needed Work Done
Well, I was able to put off my phobia and act like an adult for the first time in decades and actually make an appointment with Advanced Dentistry, where I could get some long needed work done, including some cosmetic procedures to help brighten my smile. It's not over yet, I still need to go back for 2 follow up appointments (which I'm trying to avoid thinking about if I'm being honest, although the staff at Advanced was so nice and helpful that I couldn't want for anything more from a dental clinic). But soon I will be done, at least for the time being, with this ordeal.
I think next I will need to work on this phobia thing a little bit. I've talked with my husband about it and he mentioned cognitive behavior therapy, a fancy phrase for facing your fears critically and working through them. I think it would work better than the avoidance of the fears, but it's much easier said than done.
In any case, I'm glad that I took this "opportunity" to face up to the fact that I needed work done, and went and actually got it done. Special thanks to the staff at Advanced, who were so understanding of my fears and really helped me through it. Also thanks to you guys, my readers, who read through my ramblings and provide an outlet for my stress. Thanks!
Selling a house today is not as easy as it was several years ago. The market is flooded with so many other sellers, and competition for buyers is at an all-time high. It is therefore important that you take care of how you present your house to potential buyers. The very first impression that they get of your house is one that will certainly influence their decision about it. Buyers on the other hand need to consider a number of things before settling on any one house. Here are a few things you can do to ensure that your house is ready for sale, and some tips to help you choose a great house if you’re buying. Here are a few items that I took care of when preparing to move my house.
1. Landscape your compound
If you have the time and resources, you could even call a professional to landscape your compound for you. However, you will be surprised at just how transformative doing some minor things can be. Mow the lawn, plant flowers and weed the garden. That alone suffices to make buyers fall in love with your home. Just ensure that your compound is in a presentable state before you bring in any potential buyers, as it will have a great impact on their decision.
2. Renovate the interior
Carry out some minor renovations inside your house. Perhaps resizing the cabinets in your kitchen will do the trick. Sometimes, something as simple as repainting the front door might be all you need to impress the potential buyers. Additionally, you need to ensure that all things in the house are fully functional. Repair any broken windows, faulty pipes, leaking roofs and burnt out bulbs. You do not want your house to be rejected for something as simple as a switch that won’t work correctly, do you?
3. Clean the house
Before you bring in any potential buyers, make sure that your house is sparkling clean. Clean all the rooms in the house, and give the surfaces an extra shine. Additionally, take care of all the odors that may be in the house. Throw out the trash, and spray all the rooms with air freshener. Clean homes are appealing in every sense of the word; do not underestimate the selling power of clean homes.
4. Get the House Fully Inspected
This is a requirement (I believe) by law in most states, but it also helps greatly with being able to market your home more effectively. Its reassuring to potential buyers that the home has been professionally inspected and that there are no glaring issues that need to be addressed. Check with your local or state laws to see what extent of inspection you need in order to sell your home, as well as research online to learn all about home inspections. Finally, if you are buying a new home, be sure to review the inspection documents critically before making a decision.
5. Free up the house
Remove as much clutter as you can from the house. The advantage of doing so is that it makes it much easier for buyers to imagine how it would be like to live on that house. Additionally, organize the storage spaces in an orderly manner; crammed up storage spaces give the impression that the house does not have enough storage space, which will certainly not help your efforts of selling the house.
Well, that's about it. Hope this is helpful for anyone who is planning on selling (or buying) a home, I'll update the blog with new info when I finally settle in the new place :)
Weddings are for sure happy moments where everyone gets to mingle and enjoy every bit of the time as two people publicly manifest their love for each other. Before, people had this perception that this occasion only entailed eating and leaving which has revolutionized over time. Today, it is a platform for dancing, singing and of course eating and drinking. For fun to dominate this auspicious moment, a highly experienced wedding DJ could come in handy. A professional wedding DJ has to have the necessary criteria so as to make the wedding a success.
The significance of music in the after party celebrations
Once the exchange of vows winds up, it is the start of yet another chapter- celebration. This all goes down at the reception grounds. The DJ now takes this opportunity to unveil his prowess of mashing up wedding songs which will keep the audience dancing all night. This is the present tradition of almost all weddings and through it, a lot of wedding DJs have managed to make a comeback into the industry. The DJs have a special place when planning the after party of a wedding. They are the core ones to make this event lively.
An effective planner
A great wedding DJ will not only entertain your guests with music at the reception but also see to it that there is order since they are well expertise in this field of experience. This is what clearly samples out a club DJ from a wedding DJ. A recent wedding I went to used Adagio Entertainment Minnesota's Best Wedding DJ, and they were amazing at keeping the pace of the event going (see the MC section below), as well as the functioning to coordinate the overall flow of the event. They help you with the plans of the day and make all this easier for you. They act as the second helper. This is the reason why they are slowly bouncing back into this kind of venture. They are the ones to turn to for other arrangements eating up your mind that you would like them be clarified by a person more accustomed to this kind of events.
Master of ceremonies
The wedding DJs could also act as the MCs of the day. This helps put the guests in the know of what’s going on in your place of work and not feeling left out as the newly-wedded have a moment of their lifetime. They could also help choose the songs to play to suit every moment of the day since that is their area of specialty. They will be able to blend the songs from dancing with the parents to dancing with your bridal group.
Since they have a thing for weddings; wedding DJs will be able to contain the crowd’s charisma by playing them the songs that are doing well in the market at that time of the year. DJs make the ultimate choices of the kinds of songs to play and never fail; only if you chose the best in the industry. Normally at weddings, there are over 200 guests and everyone has a different taste when it comes to music. What everyone dreads is being judged by the songs you are delivering to the people and in that instant will feel hated. Well, for the DJs, that is their normal routine and wouldn’t mind at all if anyone throws shade at him for having the wrong kind of playlist; which is why the best guy for this kind of music delivery job is none other than the DJ since he knows how to deal with such issues.
Well, this article became necessary after the happenings of the last month. I was one of the unlucky suckers that plopped down their hard earned money to get their hands on a Galaxy Note 7, which then proceeded to be replaced, recalled, production halted, and even banned on airplanes. I went ahead and did a little research after this happened, to try and compared the Google phones with the iPhones (and of course the Samsung phones) and see if I had made a bad choice.
The following are some of the features of these smartphones that I evaluated. Special thanks to webcreationuk reviews for providing a lot of helpful info during my quest for research, they definitely made the process much easier.
#1. The speed
With a Samsung galaxy, one can double tap the home button so as to launch the camera. A person can also do the same with the Google pixel by use of the power button. Similarly, you can swipe on iphone’s 7 lock screen so as to get the camera app. This is a clear indication that the Smartphone’s have a slightly faster shooting experience.
#2. The software
Apart from having high speed, the phones also have the best native camera apps. As a result, the user will be able to do most of the shootings without worrying about the features or the settings. Nevertheless, they are reliable and fast. The Samsung phone gives an in-depth manual for controlling the camera. Hence, you don’t need to leave the app. Instead, just go into the settings menu for tweaking of the frame rate.
#3. The color
Even tough the colors of the Smartphone are attractive; the images of iphone 7 can skew more than the Samsung galaxy and the pixel. On the other hand, the Samsung galaxy has a tendency of over saturating the images when the colors are extremely vivid in the frames. Generally, all the smartphones are outstanding.
#4. The sharpness
In terms of the sharpness or detail, the pixel Smartphone produces slightly crisper images than the Samsung galaxy. However, more attributes goes to the Samsung and Google manufactures as they normally do more post processing on the JPEGS rather than the apple. Apart from that, the iphone 7 images are softer as compared to the hard sharpening filter exhibited by the other phones.
#4. The video
The three Smartphone’s are capable of shooting a maximum of 4k resolution. It can also shoot up to 240 frames/ seconds. This will show that the Smartphone’s usually exhibit quality videos.
#5. The front facing camera
As compared to the other two smart phones, the front facing camera of the Samsung galaxy device has excellent aspects. Therefore, it removes distortion on the face. It normally does that by enlarging the size of your eyes when they are too small. It is disappointing to note that the iphone will skew both green and yellow. Furthermore, the pixel has the highest front camera resolution which goes up to eight megapixels.
In our day to day activities, smartphones are beneficial. The information highlighted is a detailed description of the phones which are currently available. Therefore, a buyer can make a wise decision concerning the type of Smartphone preferred basing on the specifications mentioned above.
Winter is one of the best seasons. It is marked by downpour of snow and tingling low temperatures. Winter snowflakes blanket treetops into spectacular canopies. The snows also even out terrains thereby providing a smooth surface for sporting activities such as skiing and snow-boarding. This season offers the best outdoor activities that anyone can ever ask for. The only thing that could make this time last forever are the Cozy Winter Quilts for the Best Season of all.
In most parts of the world, winter coincides with Christmas festivities. This just make the season one that everyone always looks forward to. The joys of winter are too much to count.
However, winter also be quite bland. The intense cold creates dull atmospheres indoors . People have to wear thick heavy clothing to fend off the cold. Outdoor activities are limited to those who are older and healthier. Even these people have to limit their adventures lest they fall victim to frost bites .
Sunshine that brightens homes and brings life into every aspect of a house is rarely seen during winter. A good number of indoor plants die during this season . Winter creates a great scenic beauty with plant after plant adorned with brilliant snowflakes, and the whole homestead sitting in a white background. Nevertheless, the scene rarely changes during the season and with time just gets boring. So, with its goodness, winter can adversely affect good home ambience.
There is need to lighten up winter and remove the tiny gloom that threatens to spoil this great season. This can be done by simply decorating the house well. Snow does enough decoration outdoors. Indoors are for the people to take care of. Winter quilts not only bring out the beauty of the homes that was lost with the sun, but also greatly improves on it. The quilts create diversification to fight off the gloom, and bring color to liven up the rooms.
Winter quilts come in various forms. Each form serves a particular purpose with the overall agenda being restoration of the beauty of the sun even in winter. (FYI, you can read all about quilt and quilters and how they go about creating these works of art by reading up on Quilter's Review). There are winter quilt clothing that perfectly match the season. These pieces of clothing are thick enough to fend off the cold and, bright enough to liven up the season. They actually come in various color, shapes and sizes. Some are official wears, others are casual wears, school attire and even lounging pajamas.
Winter quilts are also available as framed pictures. These are meant be hang on walls or placed in various parts of the house that needs life. These pictures have various drawings woven into them. The drawings could be of birds, flowers and even. Quilted carpets and bed-sheets are also adorned with these magnificent drawings. Carpets are available in different sizes. Each room in the house has a carpet of its size. Therefore, every room can accommodate a winter guilt. The shape, sizes and colors of the quilts can be matched to convey a desired theme.
As a matter of fact, showing a little appreciation or even a small grain of gratitude to family and friends who helped make your big day a tremendous success is crucial. It is an act that goes a long way in showing just how much you treasured their input, commitment and sacrifice in ensuring that your special wedding day went down without any blip.
That said, it is through wedding party gifts that the recently-wed couple convey their sincerest appreciation to the bridesmaid and groomsmen who came through in making this milestone a success. Speaking of which, there are obviously a whole lot of ideas when it comes to choosing wedding party gifts for bridesmaids. However, the big question remains: what about the groomsmen?
Truth be told, choosing wedding party gifts for groomsmen has never been easy. It becomes even more complicated if the groomsmen included, for example, a good old dad, a friend with weird tastes and maybe a reserved brother. In most cases, you get confused and start wondering whether the chosen gifts would be ideal for them or not because unlike women, men have very conflicting preferences.
To help you sail through the muddy waters of choosing groomsmen gifts for your wedding party, here is a guide to gifts for your wedding party. It will make the entire process unexpectedly smooth.
Groomsmen Group Caricature
Instead of going for the now too common budget friendly cufflinks, how about going for a cool groomsmen group caricature? Bringing your groomsmen together in a custom-made caricature is, without doubt, one of the coolest groomsmen wedding party gifts that you will ever come across.
This is indeed a simple, but unique way of showing the groomsmen that they, as a group, made your wedding day a grand achievement. Thinking of it, your groomsmen are likely to keep these caricatures as cherished gifts and as a reminder of how prosperous they made your wedding.
Groomsmen Travel and Gym Accessories
In a world where practicality is paramount, your groomsmen will certainly feel appreciated if you present them with wedding gifts that bring into play real world practicality. Show your affection and gratitude to these special guys, who made your wedding day splendid, by presenting them with gifts such as business travel bags, duffle bags, gym bags, gym accessories and cool backpacks. Personalizing these items with each groom’s names or initials may make them even more special.
Go Unique with a Personalized 'Part-of-the-Team' Frame
There is no doubt that men are, to some extent, swayed by unique things. With this in mind, it is overriding to consider unique gifts when choosing gifts for your groom party. An attractive idea would be to create impressive personalized �Part-of-the-Team’ frames, which definitely stand to make every groom feel important because that is exactly what they are.
You can consider creating different frames for each groom depending on their favorite sports. For instance, if one groom is a soccer fan, you can frame his name alongside those of his favorite players. You actually cannot go wrong with that and believe it; he will proudly display it whenever an opportunity arises.
In essence, there are a lot of cool ideas that can help you in choosing wedding party gifts for groomsmen. It all lies with pinpointing what would be perfect for each of your special guys without forgetting to throw in a little bit of group-inspired gifts.
You’ve got a movie event lined up. Problem is, you’ve got to have a PA system that can move with you. When thinking “what’s a good portable PA system for my next movie event”, you’ve got a lot of factors to consider – after all, a good PA system isn’t cheap.
The first thing to consider is the portability. That might seem like a no brainer, but some people prefer to go for something big and loud versus something that is actually portable. A good portable PA system (I ended up getting on from portable pa hire perth) should be fairly adaptable and able to move to any space where you’re hosting your movie event. This means that you should take the general size into consideration. The speakers, the sound system and all other accessories need to be accounted for. If you have a small car, be sure to keep this in mind – or have a friend with a truck.
The second thing you want to remember is quality. This is a movie event where you’re inviting folks out to have fun and watch a thriller or maybe a classic. You don’t want a PA system that is cheaply made crackling, introducing feedback or just generally ruining your event. You might even run into equipment out there that isn’t compatible with your other equipment. In short, good quality speakers, sound equipment that comes recommended and a PA system that overall has good reviews, especially in regards to the same kind of event you are hosting. Wireless systems, microphones, speakers and even the wireless quality – should you be going for a wireless microphone or speaker system – need to all be taken into consideration before biting the bullet and buying your system.
Third, consider your audience size. Whether you’re having five people over to sit on some blankets on the lawn or a hundred people out at the park, your equipment needs to be ready to handle the size. Good quality speakers will be able to provide amazing acoustics and reach out across the audience size that you have without screeching or costing a fortune. Mind you, you don’t want to exactly cheap out on a portable PA system for your movie event either, but with a smaller audience size, you shouldn’t need to break the bank. Five people in your backyard aren’t going to require monster sized speakers that they would use at a rave, but a park might be a different story.
These are all factors that need to be taken into account. Hosting a successful event of any kind requires preparation, thought and a good set of equipment. Choosing a portable PA system for your movie event doesn’t have to be rocket science, of course, but for a successful event to take place all of that thought and preparation definitely needs to be applied. Remember to keep your audience in mind, your hauling capability, your location and budget, just to name a few. Ultimately, you want your movie event to go smoothly and choosing the right portable PA system will be a major step in the right direction.
Cize Dance Workout is a product that can make you forget everything that you’ve been fearing about workouts. When you purchase the product and start implementing the program contained therein, you’ll just love working out. You’ll no longer feel that workouts are mandatory. I wanted to get fit (or at least get started) within 30 days or less. I also enjoy dancing and professionally choreographed workouts. I found Cize workout was right for me because of these factors.
When you start the program, your focus will be so much on mastering the dance moves and enjoying yourself, that you won’t even remember that your main objective was to work out and lose weight. Cutting a few pounds with Cize Dance Workout can be achieved within one month. If you want to lose weight, but you don’t like the rigors of working out, then Cize is precisely what you need.
What does the whole package contain?
Thanks to Jeanie's Cize Dance Workout Review, I was able to get the low down on the program before buying it. Now I'll give that same help to you guys. When you buy the product, you’ll get to learn about six dance workouts that are absolutely calorie scorching and exciting. You’ll discover that each routine is broken down step by step, eventually leading to a complete combination. When the program ends, you’ll certainly have a lean body as well as unbelievable skills in dancing. Cize Dance Workout will teach you six exciting dance workouts at a marginal cost of only $ 19.95. However, learning any of the six moves in an ordinary studio will set you back by at least $ 60.
The dance workouts are explained below:
Crazy 8s basically involves 35 minutes of intense sweating and dancing. Eventually, you’ll perform the dance move to Hands in-the Air song that was first recorded by Timbaland.
You Got This
You’ll have the ability to catch up with all the new routines. Additionally, you’ll experience an absolutely new vibe.
Since you would have successfully ascended to level two, you will have the ability to immerse yourself in the all out and over the top dance move. Soon thereafter, you will be dancing to the Lose My Breathe song.
In The Pocket
Your skills in dancing will still get challenged as you continue gaining confidence.
Go for it
When you get to this level, there will be significant changes in your body, and the changes will really make you appreciate the individual(s) who came up with the original Cize concept.
Living in The 8s
Are you aware that Cize can teach you and everyone else how to dance to any music genre, any style as well as any pace? The last dance routine is an absolutely different dance experience, complete with an emotional culmination to Chandelier, a song that was first recorded by Sia.
When you purchase Cize Dance Workout, you’ll get four bonuses at absolutely no cost. The bonuses are:1. Get Started Guide.
I hope this is helpful for you guys if you decided you want to get a jumpstart on your new years resolutions!
As some of you might know, I suffer from sleep apnea and have so for many years. Sleep apnea is a disorder that leads to poor sleep quality as a result of taking shallow breaths and uncontrollable pauses in breathing that leads to sleep disturbance. In most cases a person with sleep apnea will repeatedly stop breathing up to more than thirty times every hour. This is a problem that can have detrimental effects in your life. Some of its effects include diabetes, stroke, memory problems, obesity, sexual dysfunction and heart disease. There are different ways that you can deal with this problem in the right manner. I personally was able to use CPAP Machines Sydney and utilize a CPAP machine to help during the night. However there are other ways to help you in the process, here are some of the ways of handling sleep apnea the right way.
Attain and maintain a healthy weight
Weight gain is one of the major causes of sleep apnea. This occurs because as you gain more weight, it means that you are also doing so inside your neck, affecting your breathing capabilities and throat muscles. The more weight you have, the higher the risk of sleep apnea because the fat deposits in your upper airway hinders effective breathing. To attain and maintain the right weight, you need to get regular exercises, eat food high in fiber, eat essential fats and avoid junk foods.
Avoid excessive smoking, alcohol and overusing sedatives
Alcohol is one of the substances that hinder quality sleep. It leads to relaxation of throat muscles which are required in controlling breathing. Over the counter sedatives, sleep aids and prescription tranquilizers can lead to similar effects too. Smoking and alcohol leads to fluid retention and inflammation in the airways leading to disturbance of normal breathing. If you have sleep apnea as a result of alcohol and smoking, you need to put efforts to quit using them. If you drink, make sure you do not take any drink at least three to four hours before you rest to bed.
Humidify your room
Studies have shown that many people report decreased sleep apnea, less congestion, reduced snoring and better breathing when they have a humidifier in their bedrooms. A humidifier is helpful as it encourages your sinuses to drain and allow more air to move through your airways. You also apply essential oils by rubbing the oils on your chest before you sleep to help open the airwaves naturally and soothe stuffy nose.
Change your sleeping position
A good way that you can handle sleep apnea is elevating your head as you sleep. It is also a great idea that you stop sleeping on your back because this just makes the situation worse. This is because it presses your palate tissues and tongue against the back of your throat leading to more breathing complications. Sleeping on your side using a pillow that makes your head to be raised slightly is the best position to handle sleep apnea more effectively.
Treat congestion, acid reflux and coughs
Most people with sleep apnea problem have other medical problems that hinder normal breathing. Some of the medical problems include chronic coughs, congestion and acid reflux. Therefore, if you have one of these problems it is good to seek treatments to alleviate sleep apnea that might be as a result of the medical conditions.
Moving in to a new home from your old abode may give you quite an exciting feel but it certainly brings with us the need to renovate your new home. Relocations are always challenging and it gets significant to go for remodeling of the house to decorate and furnish it according to your taste and preference. Renovations can prove quite exhausting and time consuming as well as a little expensive. Therefore the first and foremost thing that you need to do is take help of a renovation expert and plan the remodeling process. Experts’ help you plan your renovation according the budget and will help you set up your remodeling process on a step by step method. Here’s a promising guide on how you should approach your renovation for a house that you are planning to settle in-
Allocate your budget and plan your project accordingly - It is very important to have realistic aspirations when it comes to renovating a new home. You should not think of implementing changes that our beyond your budget and should make a perfect plan with the help an architect. Allocating a budget is a suitable option and you should move along according to that budget. Planning includes designing, restructuring as well as economic solutions for any persisting loophole in present design of the house.
Analyze your home to plan detailed renovation - Moving to new home that is not fully furnished can have its fair share of its disadvantages. Faulty architecture and lack of space within available area are major cause of dissatisfaction. It is at this time becomes advisable that you take help of technical experts and architects to identify architectural loopholes. Personally I was able to consult with a great home renovations Toronto company to help get this done quickly. Experts would not only make you aware about faulty designs but will also help you track dangerous signs like rotting or cracking.
Make your wish list in respect to renovation - Once you have planned your renovation and are aware about the design patterns and limitations involved, now you need to make your wish-list. The idea is to dream simple while recognizing your needs within your budget. You should identify your needs and should make your renovation list in respect to structural, functional as well with styling purpose. You should look to prioritize your preferences and should allocate the budget to each category accordingly.
Do not compromise on detailing – Once you have consulted with your architect about the designs and layout for the renovation. Now you need to hire the services of a perfect builder, to restructure the space according to the design. You should make sure that designed layouts are adhered to perfection to create more room within house. The important thing is to keep a proper vigil on renovation and you should make sure that renovation goes smoothly according to the design with full precision.
Some other handy tips for a perfect home renovation:
Along with restructuring you should also give ample attention on the need to opt for perfect ventilation. Cross ventilation movements as well as double glazed windows should be opted for maintaining perfect ventilation in new home.
Renovations can give your house a perfect makeover; however in present time a renovation is not incomplete if it does not include the aspect of energy efficiency. A perfect renovation demands that you opt for a solar heating system for your home along with the installation of HVAC systems for ventilation. This will give you the facility of energy efficiency and you will be able to save decent amount on energy bills.
While opting for renovation, you should not forget about the outer area of your house. Services of a reliable landscaping agency should be hired to give the outer area of the house a beautiful landscaping pattern in sync with the new structure of the house.