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When you’re preparing for parenthood, it’s understandable to fear the sleepless nights that emerge once your baby arrives. However what some may forget, is that sleepless night can occur before your baby is even born! Sleeping during pregnancy can be very tough, and at times can make you feel nocturnal. The extra weight you’re carrying can make you ache and will leave you struggling when it comes to finding a comfortable position to sleep at night. In the latter stages of pregnancy, the amount of time you sleep could become even more limited due to your bump expanding, your joints beginning […]
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In recent years there has been a growing understanding of just how essential sleep is in order for us to live healthy and active lives. This has led to an entire industry of sleep scientists and bed retailers all seeking to find new ways of helping us achieve that mythical eight-hours sleep. But what is it that sleep does that’s so essential to our well-being? Physical benefits When sleeping our bodies carry out essential maintenance in everything from repairing blood vessels to regenerating damaged skin cells. And such is the power of this activity, that those suffering from sleep deprivation […]
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It’s not uncommon to suffer from a sleep disorder. If you search for sleep disorders online you will find a vast array listed. But which sleep disorders are the most common? What are the symptoms of these disorders? What treatments are available? The aim of this article is to examine three of the most common sleep disorders and the help and treatments used to alleviate them. We also also going to tell you about other factors that may be leading to you not getting the sleep that you need. Insomnia Insomnia affects as many as half the population at some […]
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Depression is a mental state of mind. Considering the recent incidents and happenings in one’s life. The phase or a set period of time is fixed lurking on the gloomy side. Everything sounds and appears dull, meaningless and without any purpose. Symptoms of Depression: Depression is a mental illness just like a cough and flu in physical parameters. However, the play of symptoms as in on the basis it is distinguished are: Deprivation of sleep causing insomnia. Less hunger and appetite. Excessive negative thoughts. Suicidal thoughts. Irritation, agitation, and gloomy feeling. The need of solitude and being aloof from others. […]
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Insomnia is a frustrating condition and according to the National Sleep Foundation, women are two times more likely to suffer from the condition than men. This is due to female hormones working overtime during certain periods of their life. Despite this, many men also have insomnia and even animals can fall victim to the restless monster. There are certain aspects of living a sleepless life that only those who stay awake for the majority of their time will understand. Sunrises get old – fast. Sure, a sunrise is beautiful and romantic and all the rest of it but there comes […]
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Everyone has experienced not getting enough sleep and not getting enough time for themselves. We may have busy lives, but sleep should be our number one priority. If you lack sleep and find yourself needing rest and relaxation all the time, it’s time to kick the old habit and start the new year right by making sleep your first priority in 2015. Here are the reasons why you should put sleep at the top of your to do list this year. Sleep is essential for healthy brain function Have you ever experienced not getting enough sleep and not being able […]
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You may think that missing a night’s sleep can be solved with an extra cup of coffee – it can’t. Poor sleep has been linked to high blood pressure, atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries), heart failure, heart attack, stroke, diabetes, and obesity. Ouch. Time to get a little shut eye. Here’s how. Health Problems Galore What can possibly go wrong if you don’t get enough sleep? Plenty. For starters, you can develop serious health problems that start with elevated cortisol levels. Cortisol is the body’s primary stress hormone. And, chronically elevated cortisol levels are correlated with numerous health issues, including […]
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Insomnia can affect so much more than just your sleep patterns. This lack of sleep can have a knock-on effect concerning so many other elements of our lives. Here are some tips on how to tackle insomnia and improve your health. Is it time for a new bed? If you’ve been sleeping on the same mattress for a long time, it might be contributing to your insomnia (not to mention back problems too). Take a look at the Divan Beds Centre to get yourself a brand new bed. A comfortable place to sleep is so important but there may be […]
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