March 10, 2009

How to get a good nights sleep

BY DURDANA ALI MALIK

Unlike what most people believe, sleeping is not just a lazy pastime. It is an active state essential for mental and physical restoration. Recent studies on sleep disorders have shown that a significant number of people of all ages fail to get a good night sleep.

And to complicate matters further (giving the rest of us sleepless nights!) at least 84 sleeping disorders have been identified, which interfere with ones quality of life and personal health. These include problems with staying awake or staying asleep with an irregular sleep-wake cycle, sleep-walking, bed-wetting, nightmares, insomnia, restless legs syndrome, snoring and sleep apnea syndrome.

Some sleep disorders are potentially fatal.Read More »How to get a good nights sleep

Democracy’s worst revenge-Anjum Niaz

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“Pakistan’s disintegration, if that is what is now being witnessed, is a tragedy of Shakespearean dimensions, a riveting spectacle, and a clear and present danger to international security. But who in the world can stop it?” asks Simon Tisdall of The Guardian. We ask the same question as the day of the dharna approaches. Today, the two-pronged assault on the superior judiciary by the government and the opposition is democracy’s worst revenge. While the former is stuffing the courts with jiyalas; the latter is vowing a vendetta on those judges who have ruled against the Sharifs. Caught in between the devil and the deep blue sea is the lawyers’ long march. Read More »Democracy’s worst revenge-Anjum Niaz