Category Archives: Sleep education

Grab a bedtime smoothie and get a good night’s sleep

We all know the saying ‘you are what you eat’ and for most of us we would rather be described as perky, crisp and fresh than soggy, fatty and fried, but the pace of life means that often we are left eating foods that are convenient rather than foods we know we should be eating.…
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Turmeric tea – A natural sleep remedy

Most of us know turmeric as the yellow powder that turns our rice golden, but turmeric root holds a wonderful secret power. When turmeric powder is ingested it acts as a natural anti-inflammatory agent that alleviates pain and promotes sleep. So for those who find themselves tossing and turning or popping pain pills to sleep…
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Reader question: Why am I having nightmares?

Humans have been fascinated by dreams and nightmares for centuries - but even after all these years, there remains more mystery than fact. Read on to find out more about research into dreams and nightmares: Psychiatrist Ernest Hartmann studied the personality traits of those who experienced nightmares and over his lifetime found two key factors-…
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Reader question: Why do I always wake up tired?

Getting enough sleep (between 7 and 9 hours) is essential, but you have to keep in mind the quality of your sleep too. Sleep quality is influenced by many, many factors but some of the easiest to fix are your sleep environment and your sleep hygiene. Your sleep environment is where you sleep. The greatest…
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‘Clean Sleeping’ is the new ‘Clean Eating’ – Gwyneth Paltrow

It’s not just Ariana Huffington filling our news feeds with sleep advice. Gwyneth Paltrow, also known as the Queen of ‘You-Won’t-Believe-This-One’ Fads has recently released a new book called ‘Goop Clean Beauty’ that is filled with an interesting mix of sleep advice. The concept of ‘clean sleeping’ is nothing new really. It involves prioritising sleep…
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Sleep and happiness – what is the connection?

Most of us want to be resilient, happy people that can cope with life’s ups and downs, however, most of us are trying to achieve this with grit and determination when what we really need is maybe a nap or two. It's a proven fact that there is a vital connection between sleep and happiness. Even…
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How to say Good Morning around the world

Tired of saying the same old ‘Good Morning!’ to your loved ones or colleagues each day? Why not learn some of these alternatives? We have found a whole bunch of ways to spice up your morning greetings using languages from around the world. Starting here on our own doorstep, we have some obvious choices. There’s…
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Sleep paralysis is terrifying

Imagine waking up and being unable to move or speak. It feels like someone or something is holding you down. How terrifying! This is commonly known as sleep paralysis, and it can happen as you're falling asleep or when you're waking up. The condition occurs when the transition from one sleep stage to another is staggered rather…
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Your diet will suffer thanks to these five bad sleep habits

Could the way you are sleeping be the reason that your attempts to consume a healthy diet are failing? Here are the five big, bad sleep habits that could be limiting your dieting success. 1. You get too little sleep. The right amount of sleep is somewhere between 7,5 and 9 hours. Getting less then…
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Sleep resolutions to change your life in 2017

It's that time of year - folk around the globe are making (and breaking) resolutions. Most are looking to lose weight and get rich, however, the way they are going about reaching these goals may surprise you: the key to their success is changing how they sleep. Sleep resolutions come in many shapes and sizes…
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