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||0 Comments

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||0 Comments

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||0 Comments

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||0 Comments

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||0 Comments

Sleep and weight loss!

Find out how sleep and weight loss are connected.

By |April 18th, 2014|Categories: Blog, Sleep Facts, Sleep Tips||0 Comments

Sleep Hacking

I’ve been hearing a lot lately about this new thing called Sleep Hacking… Apparently it’s this new idea that’s taking city office workers by storm. The basic premise is that you cut down how long you’re asleep, by making sure you have better quality sleep over a shorter space of time.

The thing is, sleep is a natural thing. By trying to “hack” your sleep, you’re essentially trying to cheat nature; and that never ends well. Human beings need a certain amount of sleep in order to be fit and healthy. It’s true (as I mentioned in a previous blog post) that you do need less sleep in Summer – as we wake up from hibernation mode, there is more sunlight, which keeps you awake, and more movement. But we’re not talking several hours less here! […]

By |April 6th, 2014|Categories: Blog, Sleep Facts||2 Comments

Lack of sleep and brain damage

Science has proven that lack of sleep and insomnia damages brain cells. Anandi's view on recent findings.

By |March 29th, 2014|Categories: Blog, Sleep Facts||0 Comments

Happy World Sleep Day

Anandi' give away for World Sleep Day, check it out!

By |March 14th, 2014|Categories: Blog, Sleep Facts, Sleep Tips||0 Comments

Sleep and the menopause

Insomnia often turns up with the menopause. Anandi insists sleep is a question of balance and gives suggestions on how to cope with sleepless nights created by menopausal symptoms.

By |February 28th, 2014|Categories: Ayurveda, Blog, Sleep Facts||2 Comments