Sleep is an important part of the body’s healing process and it is when the body does most of its recovery and repairing of muscles, tissues and nerves. Sleep deprivation is bad for our immune system, our metabolism and our emotional well-being.
You’ve probably heard about how taking a melatonin supplement can help you sleep at night or even help you recover from jetlag. But, you might not be aware that there are hundreds of studies on this sleep hormone that demonstrate just what a huge effect it has on many parts of the body, including the brain, stomach and blood.
Many adults use phones, tablets and laptops to relax at the end of a hectic day and many of us end our day with a bit of Netflix or our favourite online game. And there is no doubt, our addiction to technology impacts the duration and quality of our sleep. We check our text messages
Do you struggle to keep your eyes open during the day? Does it feel as if no matter how much you sleep you’re always tired? While it may be easy for others to write you off as lazy, your excessive sleepiness could be a sign of an underlying sleep disorder. See if your symptoms match
You probably already know that diet and exercise are important factors in maintaining a healthy weight and that neglecting either can lead to weight gain, which in turn can cause weight-related illnesses. But, what you might not be considering, is the important role that sleep plays in the weight loss equation. There seems to be
The National Center on Sleep Disorders Research estimates that approximately 40 million Americans have some kind of sleep disorder. This encompasses a wide range of illnesses and conditions that include insomnia, sleep apnoea and restless leg syndrome. Sleep-related disorders are on the rise and many illnesses that people are suffering from during the day, may
You might be hearing a lot about mindfulness lately. It’s become a bit of a buzzword these days and is popping up everywhere, from magazine covers and the New York Times to at work and in school. But what might seem like a new health craze is actually a tradition that has its roots in
Are you getting enough sleep every night? Under-sleeping is so common these days that many people don’t even realize that they’re not getting enough. Between work, social commitments and family life there are so many reasons we are going to bed later and waking up earlier. But why does this matter? Sleep plays an important
Does it take you a long time to fall asleep once you’ve tucked yourself in for the night?Do you frequently wake up during the course of the night and experience difficulty falling back asleep? Or do you find yourself waking up early for no apparent reason, feeling drowsy and unrested? If you’ve answered yes to any of