Our Guest Blog: The Effect Mattresses Have on the Quality of Sleep

Everyone has experienced a sleepless night or insomnia at some point. For many individuals, it may come as a surprise that your mattress may be at fault. […]

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Healthy digestion

When we sleep, we rejuvenate. From an ayurvedic perspective, a large part of that is cleansing. Our system pulls out everything that needs to be eliminated from the body ready for the morning. In a healthy person, there will be a bowel movement in the morning to remove all of this waste from the system. […]

By |October 8th, 2015|Categories: Blog, Sleep Facts, Sleep Tips||Comments Off on Healthy digestion

Why am I so tired that I can’t sleep?

It might sound absolutely ridiculous that you can be so tired that you can’t sleep, but it’s true. Suffering from insomnia is extremely stressful. When you are in a very stressed state, your body has gone into the fight or flight response. […]

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Sugar

Do you ever wonder if problems sleeping might be caused by your diet? […]

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Are your unresolved issues keeping you awake?

How often do you find yourself awake at 3:30am with a random conversation from the previous day going around and around your head? […]

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How light affects your sleep

I’ve written before about how the blue light from our TVs, iPads and mobiles can contribute to sleep issues. I’ve been reading more about that lately and wanted to share some of this with you. […]

By |March 13th, 2015|Categories: Blog, Sleep Facts, Sleep Tips||Comments Off on How light affects your sleep

Second Sleep

I’ve been reading lately about the concept of a “second sleep.” There’s a professor at Virginia University in the United States called Professor Roger Ekirch who has spent the last twenty years studying the historical practice of sleeping in two distinct segments, with a period of wakefulness in between. He has found hundreds of mentions of “second sleep” during his research; all of them mention it as if it is just a normal part of life and not out of the ordinary at all. […]

By |March 6th, 2015|Categories: Blog, Sleep Facts||Comments Off on Second Sleep

Not instant enough?

These days, we want everything right now. Fast food, next day delivery, drive-through, even pain killers that dissolve on our tongues so that we don’t have to wait for a pill to hit our stomachs. Everything is right now. Everything must be instant. […]

By |December 5th, 2014|Categories: Blog, Sleep Facts||Comments Off on Not instant enough?

Sleeping pills with side effects

I read an interesting article the other day, about how a lot of over-the-counter medicines don’t actually work terribly well. […]

By |November 21st, 2014|Categories: Blog, Sleep Facts||Comments Off on Sleeping pills with side effects

Season Change

It looks as if the warmer weather is finally coming to an end, and Autumn is here. With the change of the seasons a lot of people often find it hard to sleep. Not only is there a change in temperature, but many people find they do not cope well with the shorter hours of daylight over the Winter months. […]

By |September 26th, 2014|Categories: Blog, Sleep Facts, Sleep Tips||Comments Off on Season Change