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Is it Good or Bad to Take a Nap?

by Sonia Chartier, on 6 November 2017, Stress and sleep
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As an adult, you probably haven’t been encouraged to nap since you were a child. Indeed, most companies wouldn’t be all that understanding if you were caught dozing off during the day, but research has shown that power naps can actually increase productivity.

This article explores whether napping during the day really is such a good idea and the right way to power nap.

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You’re a new dad? That’s not the easiest stress to handle!

by Sonia Chartier, on 2 November 2017, Men's Health, Stress and sleep
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Congratulations, you’re a brand new dad! It’s a joyous occasion that brings not only feelings of pride and joy, but also stress and insecurity. This mish-mash of emotions sometimes arises early on during pregnancy and reaches its climax when the baby finally arrives.

Don’t let yourself get overwhelmed by events: prepare for them instead!

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How to spot a professional burnout

by Sonia Chartier, on 28 September 2017, Stress and sleep
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Originally, the term burnout referred to when a rocket runs out of fuel, but today, the same thing pretty much applies to people too. Another way of looking at burnout in humans is to think of it like having a blown fuse or a tripped circuit breaker.

The scientific term for it is professional exhaustion. Just like that, your body gives up: one day, you can’t get up for work, or you’re driving down the street and you suddenly break down in tears. It’s the final phase of stress…

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Does your child suffer from school refusal?

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