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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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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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Men and Sleep Apnea

by Sonia Chartier, on 20 April 2016, Men's Health, Stress and sleep
sleep apnea

Does your family complain about your snoring, which is so thunderous that even your eldest, whose bedroom is in the basement, can hear you?

Do you sometimes wake up with a dry throat, gasping for air? It might be more than just snoring; you may be suffering from sleep apnea, especially if you’re a man.

While it’s kind of you to give ear plugs to everyone in your family, there are other options…

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Aging…without getting old overnight!

by Sonia Chartier, on 17 June 2015, Healthy Living
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Golden agers are often bothered by minor problems such as insomnia, aches and pains from osteoarthritis and rheumatisms, fatigue, pins and needles and/or cold extremities.

Although these ailments may not be indicative of a disease process, they are annoying if not out right painful and interfere with quality of life. There are many over-the-counter natural remedies that might be of interest to help make life a little more pleasant.

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Worrying About Sleep?

by Sonia Chartier, on 23 March 2014, Healthy Living, Stress and sleep
Worrying About Sleep?

Sleeping Problems and Effects on Your Body

“A good laugh and a long sleep are the best cures in the doctor’s book” – Irish Proverb

Sleep is designed to restore us. During the night, tissues are repaired, organs rest or finish cycles such as flushing out toxins. The mind also uses the time to filter everything that has happened that day.

‘Sleeping on it’ is a great technique, but obviously you actually need to sleep—staring at the ceiling all night doesn’t have the same effect… When sleep is disturbed we can find our brains struggling to cope, memory slipping, feelings of anxiety, poor concentration, muscles fatigued, skin dull and eyes lack-lustre.

We all know that we feel better after a good sleep. What we may not realise is how many facets of our health are boosted by the simple mechanism of sufficient slumber.

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