(I’m not deaf - hence the disclaimer that follows.) A couple of months ago, I had this weird question in my head. Does someone who is deaf know that a fart makes a sound? It’s super silly, but it brought on another, bigger question, ‘What does it feel like to be deaf?’
It’s almost the end of November and many people here in South Africa are wrapping up projects, either at work, university or school. This means that many people have worked a good portion of the year on a project that will end soon. This can lead to post-adrenaline blues, and we’ve all been there. So, I'm here to help you out with information on how to deal with post-adrenaline blues.
‘Dopamine addiction’ is a new buzzword I’ve been hearing. As you know, dopamine is commonly known as the pleasure chemical in the brain and is associated with pleasurable experiences. It’s getting a bad reputation as the cause of all the problems in the world, especially social problems. It’s also associated with addiction, hence ‘dopamine addiction’.1
I’ve noticed a significant change in my sleeping patterns. I’ve heard about people who completely switched their days and nights around. Therefore, I wanted to look at what healthy sleeping patterns and habits are and what you can do to improve yours (since we so desperately need to be reminded of what normal is).