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Does your child suffer from school refusal?

by Sonia Chartier, on 12 September 2017, Children's Health, Stress and sleep
school refusal

Like other phobias such as arachnophobia (fear of spiders) and aviophobia (fear of flying), school refusal, formerly known as “school phobia,” is an irrational and persistent fear that is out of proportion to the actual risk.

Given that compulsory schooling lasts from ages five to 16, school refusal can have a major impact on quality of life for children and their parents.

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A.Vogel’s Menopause Flash: Menopause belly fat and how to lose it

by Mackie Vadacchino, CEO/PDG - A.Vogel, on 26 July 2017, Menopause, Stress and sleep

Hello and welcome to another edition of A.Vogel’s Menopause Flash. Today I’m going to talk about weight gain around the middle.

Despite being such a common problem in menopause, it’s still extremely distressing for us. Suddenly, we lose our waist, we lose our figure. This can affect our self-worth and affect the way we feel about ourselves and the world around us. It can cause depression and also interfere with our relationships with our partners. That’s because a lot of women feel they’re no longer attractive once they’ve lost their shape.

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Why does hot weather make you tired?

by Sonia Chartier, on 20 July 2017, Healthy Living, Stress and sleep
hot weather

Feeling more tired than usual when the weather is warmer is a common experience, but it can be frustrating when all you want to do is get out there and enjoy the sun!

Find out some of the reasons you might feel tired during hot weather, and what you can do about it.

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Blue light and its repercussions on sleep

by Sonia Chartier, on 29 June 2017, Stress and sleep
blue light

The monsters that keep you up nights aren’t under the bed, they’re in your hand!

Smartphones are extremely useful for a wide range of tasks, but their role as an alarm clock to wake you up is a little too effective. Allow me to explain. Sleeping near your phone disrupts the quality of your sleep and wrests you from the arms of Morpheus to make you toss and turn all night.

And it’s not just because of the infamous blue light smartphones give off…

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10 ways to get a restful night’s sleep with hay fever

by Dominique Vanier, B.Sc.H., M.Env.Sc., on 29 June 2017, Allergies, Stress and sleep
restful night’s sleep

As we move into the thick of summer season, pesky hay fever symptoms continue to wreak havoc for those who suffer from seasonal allergies, even at night.

For hay fever sufferers, the summer months can be unbearable because these months are typically plagued by pollen – a chief environmental allergen that causes allergy symptoms in susceptible individuals.

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