Today we talked about the bond between you and your pets, training tips for those on vacation or traveling, as well as how insecticides impact your sleep.
Maura Davies with the SPCA of Texas tells us how cats and dogs can be different when it comes to domestication, and the way that they perceive relationships with humans.
Tina Bernet is one of the best personal trainers in the country. She tells us how to stay fit and active while traveling whether it be for work or pleasure.
Shawn Wells “The World’s Greatest Formulator” tells us how common insecticides can affect your sleep quality. These insecticides are in household cockroach sprays and ornamental insecticides. It can be absorbed through the skin, so the potential for exposure is very likely. These compounds have been around since the 50s.
They can affect your sleep because the carbamates block the MT2 receptor, thereby not allowing healthy melatonin action. Without melatonin binding at the MT2 receptor, sleep then becomes highly impaired.
Some side effects are: symptoms of CNS (Central Nervous System) toxicity, while often mild in adults, may be significant in children, and seizures, coma, and death can occur. Encephalopathy, headaches, photophobia, dizziness, and irritability following high-dose exposure have been reported. Slow improvement seems to be the rule, but symptoms can last for years. Case reports suggest that a chronic encephalopathy may result from long-term exposure to low doses of carbamates as well.