When You Need a Good Night’s Sleep

Sleep-related issues impact on every area of our lives. A poor night's sleep can cause cracks to appear in our relationships; we become irritable, less calm, more prone to feeling vulnerable and can take things far more personally than under normal circumstances. We may become grumpy and increasingly intolerant.At work our concentration, focus and motivation may well suffer if we've not had a good night's sleep. Research shows that we tend to be more susceptible to accidents and absenteeism. There can be ripple effects in every area of our lives when we're in need of a good night's sleep.Sometimes it's relatively straightforward to identify the root causes of poor sleep. We might be going through a rough patch, a stressful period in our lives and are unable to calm our mind and…

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How Pain Affects Sleep

Pain causes Sleep problems.Acute and chronic pain are directly linked to problems with sleep. When your body is in pain, your body uses its energy to heal whatever is causing the pain. And this shift in physical processes can lead to sleep disturbance.People in pain report having difficulty falling asleep and staying asleep, sleeping fewer hours, and waking up at night.Dr. James C. O'Brien MD, FCCP, became involved in sleep medicine 12 years ago when he began to notice that many of his patients, with undiagnosed sleep disorders, were not responding to conventional medical treatments. When sleep disorders were diagnosed and treated, a patient's condition improved, and they reported a new sense of well-being.Dr. O'Brien discusses some of the physical changes that our bodies feel when we are in pain, and how…

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How to Get Rid of Insomnia With Goji Berries – The Way to Good Sleep

Insomnia is a very common problem in our stressed out lives today. You might be having the most comfortable bedroom and the softest bed but sleep might be far away from you. There are millions of people across the world who suffer from the problem of insomnia or very little sleep. Reasons may be many and some are totally unavoidable - so what can be done?We choose to pop in pills that help to sleep - but how long? Soon your body will get used to such pills and they will no longer help you to fall asleep. This problem had initiated a lot of research in the past and soon we found a solution in the form of goji berries which helped people to sleep all through the night peacefully and…

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Are You Experiencing Weird Dreams?

Many people have reported disturbed sleeping patterns and weird dreams during the COVID-19 pandemic. It's hardly surprising that during times of disruption, disturbance and crisis people struggle to calm their minds and enjoy a restful, beneficial, good night's sleep.COVID-19 has caused upheaval to all our lives. Everything that was familiar or secure has gone and no one has been left unaffected by its presence. People have seen family members, friends, neighbours or colleagues become unwell and maybe die. They may themselves have become unwell for a time.Businesses have been forced to close, leaving staff and owners potentially without an income, career or business to return to. Schools are only opening for the children of key workers or vulnerable children, meaning that most parents have to educate, feed and manage their children from…

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Natural Cure For Insomnia-Sleep With Sex And Exercise

Since sex and exercise are both so much a part of being human, it's not surprising that each can affect sleep for better or worse. They key to sleeping well is when and how we engage in these activities. Exercise during the day or early evening will make you more relaxed at night and help you sleep better.So will vigorous sex. Later at night, soothing gentle sex is an excellent sleep promoter. But rigorous physical or sexual activity before bedtime will leave you more alert and may make falling asleep much more difficult. In general, you should avoid such activities during the 4 to 6 hours before going to sleep.When we exert ourselves physically over a sustained period of time, the brain release compounds called endorphins that invigorate us and the same…

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Anxiety and Sleep Problems

I was recently discussing the subject of anxiety, stress, and sleep problems with a couple of my friends. All three of us had struggled with these issues and had experienced nervous breakdowns, stress leaves from work, anxiety medication and/or sleeping pills.Today we are all living without medication, and have found our own unique ways of successfully dealing with stress and anxiety.Our conversation made me think of how different each of us is. My friends and I all discovered methods to reduce stress and anxiety, and all three of us ultimately found success using a different routine. This shouldn't be too surprising, seeing that my friends and I all have different occupations, hobbies, family situations, body types, fitness levels, personalities, etc. Some found that intense physical exertion was helpful, where others found success…

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Can’t Fall Asleep? Here Are 5 Ways To Help Keep Those Eyes Shut For The Night

Get Out Of BedOkay, and go binge on a delicious dessert in the frig, right? No. If your mind is twirling with ideas like mine does, it is best sometimes to just get up out of that comfy comforter and write those thoughts down. Whether that be a to do list for the next day, things you had forgotten about, ideas on art or writing or even how that barista didn't give you enough change - write it out! Putting those thoughts on paper help your mind to expel them so you don't have to lay there thinking about it over and over again with the hopes of those epiphanies still being there in the morning.Don't Want To Get Out of Bed? Well Then Pick Up Your Cell Phone!We don't pay an…

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Do You Prefer to Sleep Alone?

An increasing number of us are choosing to sleep alone. In fact a recent survey has revealed that as many as 1/6 British couples or 15% now sleep apart, with 89% of them choosing to sleep in separate rooms. And yet this decision is often viewed as a betrayal of our relationship, being sometimes referred to as Sleep Divorce.Is it so bad if you prefer to sleep alone?When 90% of adults say they don't get enough sleep and stress and sleep-related issues last year cost UK businesses £40 billion (in absenteeism, poor performance, accidents) it's important not to underestimate the value of a good night's sleep.And it's not to do with the number of hours you spend in bed trying to get to sleep. It's the quality of the sleep itself that…

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Help! I Can’t Sleep!

Have you ever had one of those nights? You know the kind; the constant tossing and turning, the tight muscles, the inability shut your mind off? It seems like that stupid alarm clock is staring you in the face. If only you could just relax and let it all go instead of worrying if you'll have enough coffee to make it through tomorrow.Sleep is a strange thing. We need it, we crave it, we fight it, we do our best to control it instead of it controlling us. Unfortunately, our bodies don't function as they should when we are sleep deprived. The crux of it is, ongoing research has now established that not getting enough sleep is detrimental to our health. When we sleep our bodies repair vital organs and body systems,…

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Menopausal Insomnia? – 5 Ways To Sleep Through Menopause

How many hours' sleep did you get last night? The experts tell us that as an adult we need 7-8 hours of undisturbed sleep a night to stay healthy, alert and able to function effectively in our daily lives. Unfortunately for many women going through menopause, that amount of undisturbed nightly rest is nothing but a pipe dream!Lack of sleep can leave you irritable, unable to concentrate at work or on daily tasks. Over time, insomnia can lead to depression and a weakened immune system.Although the inability to get a good night's sleep can be linked to psychological issues such as anxiety, stress at work, relationship or family worries and financial concerns, changes in hormone levels are often the root cause of insomnia in women during the menopausal years.A decline in progesterone,…

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