Caffeine and sleep

Most of us love a cup or two (or maybe more) of coffee each day, but can the caffeine in your cuppa be interfering with your sleep? What is caffeine? Caffeine is a natural substance found in coffee beans, tea leaves and cocoa beans. Caffeine has a stimulating effect on the brain by increasing alertness…

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Electronics before bed

Using electronics for bed may not be the relaxing activity you think it is. Find out why this simple activity could be preventing you from getting a good nights’ sleep. If you take electronic devices into the bedroom, you’re not alone. A recent survey by the Sleep Health Foundation found that up to 45% of…

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Boost your immune system with sleep

With the recent outbreak of the corona virus, you may be wondering how to boost their immune system. But did you know you can boost your immune system with sleep? Boost your immune system with sleep There are a number of ways we can boost our immune systems in order to be as healthy as…

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Is stress affecting your sleep?

Are you finding it hard to get a good night’s sleep? Perhaps stress is affecting your sleep.   We all know it’s important to get a good night’s sleep. And while it’s normal to have the odd night here and there where good sleep is hard to come by, persistent problems with your sleep isn’t…

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Is sleepwalking dangerous

Performing normal, everyday activities while you’re asleep may seem strange, but it’s exactly what happens when people go sleepwalking. But is it dangerous?     What is sleepwalking? Sleepwalking (aka somnambulism) is a disorder that originates during deep sleep. The result is that the person affected can walk or perform other complex behaviours while they…

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What are the stages of sleep?

Each night, when you sleep, you actually pass through five stages of sleep. Find out what they are, and why they’re important.   Sleep is a complicated state. Once upon a time, it was believed that when people fell asleep their brains and bodies would ‘shut down’, allowing them to recover from their daily activities.…

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bedtime routines for children

If you have a young child, you know that it can sometimes be difficult to get them off to sleep. However, instilling a bedtime routine can help your children sleep better at night.     How much sleep do children need? Unfortunately, there is no clear-cut answer for this one. However, the younger the child…

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How to relax before bed

We all know that to ensure a good night’s sleep we need to relax before bed. But what are the best ways to do this? And what things should we avoid? The need to relax The busyness and stress of everyday life can take a toll on your body, meaning you’re well and truly tired…

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How alcohol affects your sleep

If you’ve ever thought that a little nightcap will help you sleep better, you’re not alone. However, science says that alcohol affects your sleep more than you may realise.   Why alcohol makes you drowsy Alcohol produces both sedative and stimulating effects. The sedative effects make you initially drowsy, which can help you fall asleep…

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