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Beauty sleep: Why you should be getting more of it

For decades it has been common for the phrase “beauty sleep” to be used in reference of sleep. However, research has found that lack of sleep can cause people several problems to people’s skin, meaning that beauty sleep is no myth; here is why you should be getting more of it Too much stress hormones Lack of sleep means your body releases too much stress hormones cortisol, too much of cortisol can cause the breakdown of skin collagen, the protein that keeps your skin smooth and elastic. Fewer growth hormones Losing out on sleep can also mean your body releases...

Five Sleeping Habits Of Productive People

You may think that pulling all-nighters is an incredibly productive way to complete your work. However, it could be working against you. Lack of sleep is known to cause several problems which stop you being able to work productivity, for example it can affect your memory, lower your intelligence and lower your ability to concentrate. Productive people know the importance of having a more structured sleeping habit which means they are productive and successful. These sleeping habits are something we should all be following: No need for alarms If you have to rely on your alarm to wake you up...

Tips And Tricks On Falling Asleep

We have all had nights where we have been led in bed for hours, unable to sleep and reached the hundreds when counting sheep. Sleep is an important aspect for the body and lack of sleep is known to cause problems for health, intelligence and job performance. We have conducted a list of tips to help you drift off to sleep. 4-7-8 breathing method Harvard- trained physician Dr Andrew Weil’s has looked into the one of the ways we can relax our bodies falling asleep faster, and is a huge supporter of the 4-7-8 breathing technique. How to perform the...

Eight Hours Or More Can Prevent A Cold

Individuals who have less than 7 hours sleep a night are three times more likely to catch the common cold than someone who gets more than eight hours or more, a study shows. Research into the matter shows that sleep deprivation is one of the main factors leading to someone catching a cold, this is because of lack of sleep can lead to a dip of Killer T cells whose main role is to fight and destroy viruses linked to the common cold. The study took place with a 153 men and women, aged between 21 and 53. The subjects...

The Meaning And Purpose Of Dreams

Since the Ancient Greeks in 500BC, people have been curious to what their dreams have meant, and why they have them. Dreams are a collection of sometimes incontrollable images, sound, ideas and feelings. These are typically experienced during the deepest stages of sleep of Rapid Eye Movement (REM). Throughout the years several scientific experiments have been undergone, as well as theorists’ interpretations, to discover what the purposes of dreams are. Scientific Research Scientific research has found that dreams are an essential aspect of sleep, as dreams provide an important service, biologically, psychologically and cognitively. During the sleeping process dreams provide...

Time For A Nap

For most of us we find that we never seem to be getting enough sleep at night, no matter how early you drift off. Not only does lack of sleep make you ill it can also damage your intelligence. Studies found that lack of sleep can make year 6 students as clever as year 4 students. Solution? Take a nap. Naps aren’t a complete solution to the lack of sleep, but has scientific proof to have many benefits and advantages. 5 Breakdowns to naps “I just need to be more alert and focused!” Taking a 10-20 minute nap will boost...

Could Your Mattress Be Making You Ill?

Obesity has become one of the biggest problems to the health of the population in today’s society. Few realise that obesity can lead to a wide range of health problems including sleep disorders. Sleep disorders impact the quality of sleep you receive, impacting your productivity throughout the day and can result in further health problems. The reason behind some of these problems of obesity-driven disorders even obesity its self, can be down to your mattress. Sleep deprivation can result in over eating throughout the day to increase energy levels causing obesity. Taking a look at your mattress may be worthwhile...

Experience the BIG drop…

Two German tourists got a nasty shock while travelling in New Zealand when a tree fell on their car crushing it beyond repair. Unfortunately their third party insurance didn’t cover the 1994 Toyota for the damage. Although the local authority didn’t assume responsibility for the accident caused by the tree growing in a state owned park they did offer the pair £35, a free towing and a free bunjee jump pass as compensation. Although the tourists were far from happy with the situation they said they would be taking advantage of their bunjee passes before they left the country. In...

Comfortable Night Sleep

Choose a mattress that offers the most comfortable night’s sleep you can afford. Research has shown that a top quality, memory foam mattress can reduce tossing and turning from 70 or more times a night to 35 or less. Uninterrupted sleep If your sleep is interrupted by outside sounds, try masking them with the sound of an air fan or a radio tuned to static. Keep a moderate ambient temperature. If it is too hot your body will not want to relax. If you cannot afford air conditioning, at least make sure you have a seasonal duvet with a low...

A mysterious £10 off all European size mattresses

The beast of Bont seems to have returned again, with yet another mysterious attack on the local sheep, about twenty to be more precise. It has been reported for years by locals that an unknown creature has been sighted in the area, a creature like a ‘big cat, they say it’s been loose for decades and believe it has struck again. Examinations of the dead sheep show that it was something much bigger and stronger than a fox or a dog. After several sightings police had in the past swept the area but without any success. The only thing mysterious...