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A Diet to Improve Your Sleep
A Diet to Improve Your Sleep
It's not just what you eat (or shouldn't eat...) but also when you eat it that can make a difference to a good night's sleep....
Changes In Sleep Patterns as We Age
Changes In Sleep Patterns as We Age
Ageing may be accompanied by a need for less sleep at night. Insomnia and sleep disturbances may be a side affect of other health problems or medication. It is…...
Depression and Sleep
Depression and Sleep
Insomnia is a symptom of depression. Lack of sleep can leave you feeling low and lacking in energy. Improving the quality of your sleep will help lift your mood and…...
Drug Abuse and Insomnia
Drug Abuse and Insomnia
If you abuse drugs, recreationally or for other reasons, it's important to understand how they could affect your sleep....
Effect of Anger on Sleep
Effect of Anger on Sleep
Feeling angry may last beyond the initiating incident and affect your sleep. By learning how to harness anger and relax, you will able to improve your ability to have…...
Effect of Caffeine on Sleep
Effect of Caffeine on Sleep
Coffee is a stimulant that causes changes in the body and mind. It interferes with the body's natural ability to fall asleep. The stimulating effects of coffee are…...
Effect of Stress on Sleep
Effect of Stress on Sleep
Stress is a part of everybody's life. Stress causes changes in the body that make it difficult to sleep. It is important to find ways to combat stress to help improve…...
Effects of Worry on Sleep
Effects of Worry on Sleep
Worry and anxiety affect us all at some time. Anxiety may also affect the quality of your sleep as you lie awake going over the problems of the day... Learning how to…...
Exercise For Sleep
Exercise For Sleep
Exercise is essential for a healthy life. By including regular aerobic exercise into your life you will increase your chances of a good night’s sleep....
Factors Affecting Women's Sleep
Factors Affecting Women's Sleep
There are stages in a woman's life when sleep is naturally affected. Hormonal changes such as menstruation, pregnancy and the menopause mean that many women experience…...
Foods Which Impair Sleep
Foods Which Impair Sleep
Food can affect sleep. Some foods are best avoided during the hours before bedtime. By eliminating some foods and adjusting meal times it is possible to improve the…...
Improve Your Sleep with Food
Improve Your Sleep with Food
A healthy diet is important for a good night's sleep. Some foods help the body relax and encourage sleep. By making sure there are enough of the 'sleep helpers' in the…...
Meditation and Sleeplessness
Meditation and Sleeplessness
It is hard to sleep when the mind stays connected to the day's events, refusing to 'switch off'. Meditation gives you the tools to control the mind and restore peace…...
Meditation for Improved Sleep
Meditation for Improved Sleep
Developing a simple meditation practice will help you make sense of the day and help you prepare your body and mind for sleep. The benefits of feeling calm and alert…...
Men and Sleep
Men and Sleep
Many men pay little attention to the need for sleep. Lack of sleep can damage health and affect relationships and work. By improving sleep many men are better able to…...
Pranayama: Controlling Your Breathing
Pranayama: Controlling Your Breathing
Alternative Nostril Breathing is a Pranayama that will help you bring balance into your life. By learning how to calm the breath and improve your ability to…...
Relaxation for Sleep
Relaxation for Sleep
Relaxation is not the same as sleep. Stress prevents many people from having a good night's sleep. Relaxation relieves tension from the mind and body and improves sleep....
Relaxing into Sleep
Relaxing into Sleep
Relaxation techniques prepare the mind and body for sleep. Learning how to relax will create harmony between the body and mind. Relaxation is particularly important…...
Sleep and Obesity
Sleep and Obesity
Recent research has shown a link between sleeping hours and obesity. Lack of sleep may influence metabolism and the hormones that regulate hunger....
Sleep and Pregnancy
Sleep and Pregnancy
Most women suffer from insomnia or other sleep disturbances at some stage during pregnancy. Finding ways to improve sleep can contribute to a healthy and happy…...
Sleep and the Menopause
Sleep and the Menopause
Hot flushes, night sweats and other changes during the menopause mean that many women find it difficult to sleep. There are a number of ways that these debilitating…...
Sleep Thieves
Sleep Thieves
By investigating the causes of your sleep problems you may be able to identify the culprits. Sleep loss may be due to a number of factors. It is important to…...
Sleeping Away from Home
Sleeping Away from Home
Travel and sleeping away from home can affect sleep. By making a few preparations it is possible to encourage a good night's sleep in unfamiliar surroundings....
Smoking and the Connection with Sleep Problems
Smoking and the Connection with Sleep Problems
Smoking is a stimulant and affects sleep. Many smokers suffer from insomnia and other sleep related problems. Withdrawal may be hard but is the best way to improve…...
The Basics of Meditation
The Basics of Meditation
Learning how to meditate is not difficult and may help you feel calm and relaxed which can aid sleep. Meditation can be learnt in classes or through books and CDs. By…...
Using Alcohol As A Sleeping Aid
Using Alcohol As A Sleeping Aid
Alcohol may make you feel drowsy but is likely to keep you awake during the night. Alcohol Dependency will affect your health and your ability to sleep. By recognising…...
Why We Dream
Why We Dream
Dreaming is a normal part of sleep. Dreaming happens in REM (Rapid Eye Movement) Sleep and many people have vivid recollection of the content of their dreams....
Yoga for Fitness and Sleep
Yoga for Fitness and Sleep
Yoga helps you become physically fit and learn how to relax. Knowledge of the philosophy of yoga will help you understand why yoga is so popular....
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