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Only two days after joining the Bruce family, Speedy the goat earns his keep for life.

It’s a really good thing 10-year-old Abigail Bruce got her birthday present early this year - it ended up being a life-saver. The little girl from Poinsett County, Arkansas got a pet goat named Speedy as her gift and two nights later as they were sleeping, he jumped up on her legs and chest, bleating until she woke up.

When she opened her eyes, she says all she could see was smoke. Abigail ran to her parent’s room and her dad, Nick Bruce, realized flames were coming from the garage and smoke was filling the house through the windows.

Thankfully, the family was able to jump out of the bedroom window and escaped unharmed. Now Speedy has earned a special place in the family after saving them from the fire. "I didn't approve of him at first,” Bruce admitted. "But he’ll be here from now on.”

Source: WREG

Their second date is going to be tough to top.

Everything was going well for Janie Hall and her date as they had lunch at the Cheesecake Factory in Kansas City, Missouri. She says they had a great meal and in-depth conversations, but then things took a scary turn. The man she had met online and was in the middle of her first date with stood up, coughed three times and then fell to the floor.

Thankfully, Hall had worked as a respiratory therapist in the emergency room and intensive care unit for 10 years, so she knew exactly what to do. Becca Bartholomew, a server at the restaurant, ran over to help Hall roll the man over, and after finding no pulse, the two women took turns doing CPR until paramedics arrived. And by then he had a faint pulse.

Hall has visited her date in the hospital, where he’s recovering. She says they talked for hours and adds, “I’m so glad he’s alive.” He even asked her out on a second date and she said yes. Let’s just hope this one isn’t quite so memorable.

Source: Inside Edition

Folks suffering from insomnia may be able to fix it with one move

  • 10% of the population has chronic insomnia and just can’t fall back to sleep at night
  • One doctor suggests that if you can’t fall back to sleep, get out of bed and go to a dark quiet space until you feel tired again and then go into bed
  • She says it can help relieve “sleep pressure,” which causes folks to get frustrated about not being able to get back to sleep, leading to increased stress hormones and heart rate, as well as general anxiety 

We all know that getting a good night’s sleep is essential for our health, but no matter how hard some people try getting in the requisite hours just isn’t going to happen. For a lot of people, even if they do go to sleep on time, waking up in the middle of the night is a big problem, but apparently there’s one thing you can do that may help you solve the issue. 

If you’re one of the 10% of the population with chronic insomnia, lying in bed trying to will yourself back to dreamland isn’t going to work. Instead, Dr. Shelley Hershner, an assistant professor of neurology at Michigan Medicine’s Sleep Disorders Center, recommends actually getting out of bed to help you eventually fall back to sleep. Hershner suggests that if you don’t fall back to sleep after 20 minutes, try something called “sleep stimulus,” where you get up and go to another room in your house that's dark and quiet, and maybe turn on some white noise or try to meditate and relax. Once you feel yourself getting sleepy again, return to your bed.

The doc says that if you remain in bed, you may experience “sleep pressure,” causing you to get frustrated about not being able to fall back to sleep, which then leads to the production of stress hormones, as well as increased heart rate and general anxiety, which will likely make it harder to fall back asleep. If you change your environment, it may fight off the sleep pressure and help you fall asleep again.

Source: Today

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