Category Archives: Sleep education

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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How to snooze when you’re a passenger on a road trip

A long road trip is a great time to bond with fellow passengers, however when the conversation has dried up and the scenery just isn't changing, you might want to catch a short snooze. We have some tips to help you sleep like a baby: First of all, pack yourself a sleep travel kit that…
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Staying awake on a road trip

Falling asleep at the wheel is one of the leading causes of motor vehicle fatalities in South Africa. As we approach the festive season and the summer holidays many folk will be travelling towards family and the coast. To help ensure you get there safely, here’s what you need to know. To stay awake on…
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A road trip from Cape Town to Joburg – with small kids!

“We drove to Jo’burg!” boasts my four-year old who survived a total of four days in the car as we journeyed from Cape Town to Johannesburg and back again in a period of 10 days. She shared the backseat with her two-year-old brother. Wait, she is not done: “And we’re never doing that again!” Indeed,…
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How to power nap at work

Who wouldn’t want to get all of the benefits of a power nap? Just look at this list… • Improved mood • Increased alertness • Fewer mistakes and accidents • Better logic and memory • Decreased sleepiness • Faster task completion However, to make the power nap part of your workday, you will need to…
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How caffeine is impacting your sleep

Caffeine is a useful health product that can aid productivity and even lengthen your lifespan. However, high levels of caffeine after 2pm can mess with your sleep because you simply don’t get the rest that you need to succeed. Caffeine is a stimulant that increases your metabolic rate by stimulating your heart and brain to…
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How to kick the habit of going to bed too late

Going to bed too late has a negative impact on the quality of your sleep. Push your body and brain too far passed that initial sunset sleepiness and you will find yourself struggling to beat the stress hormones into submission. Moving into the ‘over-tired’ zone and relying on adrenaline to conquer your evening goals (be…
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Crazy critter sleep facts

Is there anything cuter than sleepy, baby animals? Why yes, a whole blog post dedicated to sleepy, baby animals. Read on to discover a bunch of weird and wonderful sleep facts about our furry (and not so furry) friends!   • Rhinos are big and bold and are brave enough to sleep lying down. They…
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Simple tips for dealing with insomnia

Insomnia is a disorder characterised by difficulty falling asleep and/or staying asleep. Many sufferers get into bed at an acceptable hour but take longer than 30 minutes to fall asleep and report multiple night wakings. In severe cases, the periods of sleeplessness stretch on for hours. This means that those that suffer from insomnia live…
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