A.Vogel Blog
 

A.Vogel Blog – Natural and Healthy

Inspiration for a healthy life!

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.

Continue reading >

White noise for a better sleep

by Dominique Vanier, B.Sc.H., M.Env.Sc., on 13 April 2017, Stress and sleep
white-noise

For those of us who are light sleepers, few things are more irritating than the sound of street traffic, a neighbour wearing high heels in the apartment above, or your partner fixing a late-night snack while you try to fall asleep.

Getting adequate sleep is one of the most health-promoting activities you can do. According to a study in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine, getting less than seven hours of sleep can lead to difficulty processing information and reduced attention span, weight gain, increased chances of getting sick…

Continue reading >

PMS and sleep disorders

by Sonia Chartier, on 14 March 2017, Stress and sleep, Women's Health
sleep disorders

It’s a familiar tune to most of us: during PMS, we can go from laughing to crying to blowing a fuse at the drop of a hat. And many of us also suffer from sleep disorders without ever linking them to PMS.

But the connection is real. The problem is that fatigue exacerbates mood-related issues…

Continue reading >

10 type of sleepers: What kind of sleeper are you?

by Sonia Chartier, on 16 February 2017, Stress and sleep
sleeper

co-written by Rick Olazabal, BSc, BN 

According to the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the average person spends about one-third of their life sleeping. In other words, by the time a person reaches 75, they would have spent 25 years sleeping.

Lack of sleep has negative health effects on the person’s physiological equilibrium, so for that reason, we should not ignore the importance of good quality sleep; after all, sleeping is almost as important as eating or breathing….

Continue reading >

What is the Eureka effect? 

by Sonia Chartier, on 24 January 2017, Memory and concentration, Stress and sleep
eureka effect

co-written by Rick Olazabal, BSc, BN 

Eureka! A connotation often associated with a streak of genius, or when a discovery is made.

What’s the relevance of Eureka in our daily lives? Do you ever get that amazing feeling when you finally figure something out—putting two and two together?

When you finally understood calculus in high school; or when you finally realized how to do your taxes properly?…

Continue reading >