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In general, there are three levels of energy level, hyperthymic, even balanced and hypothymic.

To figure out in which energy do you fall in, answer the following questions.

1. You win the grand prize in a raffle--a weekend in Las Vegas. You think:

A. What a blast! I'm not about to blow my IRA accounts or anything, but gambling is a really good time.
B. It'll be fun--and I'm as willing as the next person to play around with some money.
C. I might bet a few bucks for the experience--but why couldn't I have won a trip to somewhere good?

2. At work, or as part of any group, your preferred role is usually:

A. One of the leaders. I hate taking orders from other people.
B. Team player. I make myself heard, but I don't need to dominate.
C. Behind-the-scenes: I like having my job to do, and doing it well, but I don't need a lot of glory.

3. When it comes to chores, which is the most typical of you?

A. I never do fewer than two or three things at once--while I'm brushing my teeth, I'm also choosing my clothes and thinking about what I need to pick up for dinner.
B. I double up when it makes sense--folding laundry while I watch the news, doing dishes while I talk on the phone--but I try not to get too frantic.
C. I hate feeling scattered and pressured--I do better when I can do one thing at a time.

4. Which comes closest to your approach to life?

A. Seize the day--you miss out on a lot if you debate everything to death.
B. Spontaneity's great--but more as a frequent spice, not a steady diet.
C. You usually save yourself grief if you think things through first.

5. How much sleep do you need? Not, what's the minimum you can scrape by on without falling asleep at the wheel, but what does it routinely take for you to wake up feeling really rested?

A. 5-6 hours a night
B. 7-8 hours a night
C. 9-10 hours a night

6. In addition to working part-time, you're co-oping at the nursery school, in the middle of a patio renovation, and it's your turn to host your dinner-and-book group. A neighbor calls and asks if you'd have time to help set up for this weekend's block party. Your true (even if unspoken) reaction:

A. Sure--no problem.
B. Let me think--hard--about it.
C. What are you, nuts? I'm in over my head as it is.

7. Financially, your prevailing philosophy is:

A. Maybe I should save more, but what's the point of having money if you can't enjoy it?
B. I'm no spendthrift, but you can't be too tight or you'll never have any fun.
C. In general, I get more satisfaction out of saving than I do from spending--the best thing money can buy you is a sense of security.

8. Sex? Compared to others:

A. I'm very into it, and the more variety, the better.
B. I seem to be about average--it's great, but I wouldn't say I dwell on it particularly.
C. I think it gets overblown sometimes--and familiarity and comfort matter more to me than novelty.

9. Conversationally.

A. I have a tendency to be a bit of a chatterbox.
B. I carry my share, but I don't need to fill up every lull.
C. I certainly contribute, but I don't see the point in saying much unless I've got a reason to.

10. Which kind of exercise appeals to you most?

A. Squash, step class, singles tennis
B. Volleyball, recreational bicycling, doubles tennis
C. Yoga, walking at a leisurely pace

11. Work tends to creep into the rest of your life--you often stay late, bring work home, and phone in on weekends.

A. True.
B. Only in a crunch.
C. Are you kidding? When I'm gone, I'm gone.

12. Change is:

A. Stimulating--I'm like the shark that dies if it doesn't keep moving.
B. Alternately fun, scary, important, a big drag--you can't stagnate, but you need consistency in life, too.
C. Sometimes necessary, but usually hard for me--I like my life steady, predictable, and safe.

Energy Quiz – Answers:

Now add up how many times you answered A, B, or C.

If A>4, then you are a Hyperthymic person.

If B>4, then you fall in “Evenly Balanced” group

If C>4, then you are a Hypothymic person.

And if A=4, B=4 and C=4, then you fall in “Mixed" group.

Hyperthymic Personality

A hyperthymic person is who always seems to find room to squeeze in and one-man show attitude, commanding. They naturally need relatively little sleep, have strong libidos, and tend to be more impulsive, egotistical, talkative, workaholic, and free with money than the others.

Evenly Balanced Personality

An evenly balanced person is one of the world's sleepwalkers, but you may well wish that you had a few extra cylinders to run on. A nutritious diet, exercise, and good sleep can give you a boost.

Hypothymic Personality

A hypothymic person can get things done, and in reality may be a perfectionist, but prefer a more conscious pace to life. Hypothymics are likely to be less social and generally more conservative than hyperthymic person fitting in rather than taking over, looking more inward than

outward. Mixed Personality

It may be simply that a mixed personality defy the norms that even though you're high energy, for example, you happen to have a lot of the attitudes and approaches more typical of a lower-energy type.

If you need better sleep at night to help boost your energy during the day, here are some suggestions: Stop counting those sheep!

Sleepless night is just something that scares most busy people. It affects our professional commitments and for some parents, affects their relationship with their children and husband or wife. Worst, it carries the potential to destroy our social interests little by little.

Before we get to complain the toll of busy life let us first analyze the various behaviors affecting our sleeping habits.

Too much of this and that – Too much of everything is always bad said the old cliché. Too much workload and heavy eating sometimes lead to wakefulness because your body is working hard digesting them.

Try cutting those fats and carbs and consume just the right amount of them and see the difference it does to your sleeping program.

Coffee Please! – Throw those coffee makers away – at least before sleeping. :) Refrain from drinking coffee and other carbonated products such as colas 3 hours before you sleep.

Caffeine contained in these products induces you to remain awake even for hours. Stomach gases produced by acids in carbonated drinks causes periodic episodes of wakefulness during sleep.

Stay calm – Give your muscles a chance to rest. It pays. Rigorous physical stress like jogging, lifting weights and other types of exercises wakes you up and disrupts your sleeping schedule.

Its worth mentioning that egular exercise is critical to restful sleep, however, it should be noted that this must be done with utmost consideration to your sleeping time program. Exercising before sleeping keeps you awake for hours.

Bed equals sleep – Doing other activities in bed other than sleeping and sex is one way of ruining that chance to rest. Accomplish work-related task in a designated area and allow your body to identify bed as a place to relax.

Keep up with the schedule – Remember to commit yourself in the usual schedule you are supposed to sleep. Your body keeps its own “biological clock” or circadian rhythm and routinely checks if you are keeping up with your daily obligation!

Eat right! – The types of food you eat greatly affect how you sleep. There are foods which contribute to helping you sleep, called “sleepers” and foods termed “wakers”, which stimulate the body to move.

Dairy products, grains, soy products, eggs and rice are examples of sleepers. They contain amino acid tryptophan which relaxes your nerves. It’s like reducing the commotion happening on those little cells of yours and helps them cast off their tensions.

On the other hand, “wakers” are foods such as those loaded with proteins such as pork and caffeinated food commodities such as chocolates, coffee, colas, and tea. These foods contain a great amount of amino acid tyrosine which revs up the activity of your brain.

Knowledge in nutrition empowers you to choose the right kind of food for a specific type of activity and maintains an active but healthy life.

Vitamin & Nutrient Associations

‘Studies have shown a link between Vitamin B12 and other health conditions including insomnia. The body requires vitamin B12 to manufacture red blood cells and myelin. Myelin is the fatty lining around nerve cells. There has been a great deal of research into the effectiveness of vitamin B12 injections and multiple sclerosis.

Vitamin B12 is a part of the natural diet of most of the Western countries, with the exceptions of Vegans. The vitamin is found in significant amounts in animal protein-foods including meat, poultry, eggs, fish and dairy products. The small amounts of vitamin B12 present in these different foods are more than enough to provide a supply for a healthy diet.

Vegans, on the other hand, especially strict Vegans who do not allow any of these Vitamin B12 source foods into their diets, will eventually develop a dietary deficiency. The deficiency usually takes years to develop and B12 supplements can stave off that effect.

Vitamin B12 acts along with folic acid and vitamin b6 to control different levels in the body. A deficiency can cause fatigue, whereas those who are not deficient may feel a significant energy boost upon taking additional B12.

Vitamin B12 injections have been used to treat sufferers of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Injections of 2,500 to 5,000 milligrams every two to three days has shown a significant improvement in the energy levels of those suffering from CFS. B12 deficiencies are not common and they are usually related to diet or malapsorption through the intestines. Both of which are treatable with dietary adjustments.

Doctor's recommend that vitamin supplements be used as a regular part of a healthy diet. Vitamin supplements whether including the B12 complex or otherwise, should not be used as the replacement for a healthy diet unless there is a total absence of the vitamin such as found in Vegan's dietary concerns.

Further reading through our articles on health issues will give you a body of information that will help you decide what options you have to deal with the underlying causes of your sleep disorders problem through giving your body the nutrition products that will assist you body to heal from the inside out. As Aloe Vera Juice is a refreshing and anti-bacterial drink, you might find that taking this daily, diluted in some filtered water will not only refresh you like ‘a shower inside you’ but also assists in dealing with any digestive issues you may also be experiencing.

You may find benefit from our information on detoxification As well as about detoxing because of change of diet

It may be due to difficulties with your digestive system that is causing your body to be starved of key nutrients, vitamins or minerals. In this case you may find useful answers by reviewing our article on Nutrition For Your Cells.

There is also more information here about why is nutrition such an issue nowadays?

It may be that your metabolism has slowed due to pressures that have been placed on your system through life in general or through specific “challenges” you have faced in the last few months or last few years. Review this by looking at our article about balancing your Metabolic Rate. We wish you well in your search for solutions to this problem and your movement towards better health in all areas.

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