Stress has such a major impact on so many of our lives these days. We're always trying to cram a million things into too few hours and running around without taking the time to think about what this is doing to our bodies.
Scientists estimate that that by 2020, half of the world's population will suffer from stress or anxiety
When you feel stressed, cortisol and other hormones get released i... ››› more
Falling asleep may seem impossible when you find yourself awake at 2:30am, but good sleep is more under your control than you might think. Following healthy habits can in fact make a huge difference between restlessness and restful slumber.
Sleep hygiene may sound unimaginative, but it might just be the best way to prevent insomnia and get the sleep you need. Here are some simple tips for makin... ››› more
Do you find yourself relying on copious cups of coffee to get through the work day? Do you feel sleepy, drowsy and irritable most days? Signs like these may indicate that you aren't merely tired, and that you're instead suffering from a sleeping problem.
Here's a quick list of symptoms that might indicate that you have a sleeping disorder. If you've experienced any of these symptoms over a long... ››› more
Getting a good night's rest is important for so many different aspects of your health. I'd say the most important one is to be able to feel refreshed and energised at work the next day.
Are you ready to learn how to create the perfect bedtime tonight so you can be productive, mentally sharp, emotionally balanced and full of energy tomorrow? Here's the secret…
Make sure the temperature is j... ››› more
Well you might want to think twice before popping a sedative sleeping pill…
According to new research, redative sleeping pills such as Ambien can nearly double the risk for car accidents among new users compared with nonusers.
The University of Washington researchers found an increased risk for crashes for people taking Restoril (temazepam), Desyrel (trazodone) or Amb... ››› more
While some foods (like kiwis and jasmine rice) can help you sleep better at night, others have the opposite effect…
Read on to find out which foods could rob you of a good night's rest.
Four foods that can prevent you from sleeping well
#1: Dark chocolate
Dark chocolate is the ultimate feel-good food. It’s rich in antioxidants as well as stimulants (like theobromine). Therefore... ››› more
Depression is more than just feeling down or crabby…
A chemical imbalance in your brain is what causes the condition - and it affects your mind and body…
While feeling sad is one sign of depression, there are usually other physical clues too, like changes in your appetite, insomnia and frequent tearfulness. You might also stop enjoying activities you used to long…
If your bad mood i... ››› more
affeine is a crutch that helps most of us get through the day.
Coffee, tea, energy drinks, soft drinks and chocolate are all common sources of the “drug”.
But this week, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) reported that drinking more than five espressos worth of caffeine a day can be damaging to your health. It linked conditions like anxiety, insomnia and heart problems to excess c... ››› more
How is your pain threshold? Do you never get through the week without popping a painkiller or two?
If you just answered yes, you might be interested to know that it could because you don't get enough (or the right type) of sleep.
A new Norwegian study, led by Borge Sivertsen of the Norwegian Institute of Public Health in Norway, has introduced the theory that pain sensitivity is a direct res... ››› more
Dolly Parton once sang that working nine to five is “all talking and no giving”. But working outside of these hours may take away much more!
Especially when it comes to your health!
A new study, conducted by researchers at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health in the US, found that people who work shifts are more likely to have sleep problems than those who fol... ››› more
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