The festive season can be a whole lot of fun, but it can also be bad news for your waistline. All those after-work drinks, tins of chocolates, mince pies and extra helpings of Christmas pudding can all add up to a scary number on the scales!
But it’s not all doom and gloom, as it is possible to shift those pounds pretty quickly, providing that you make a few adjustments.
Now that the chaos of the festive season is over, it’s time to focus on your positive goals and intentions for 2020. Whether you’re aiming to lose weight, succeed at work or fulfil your travel bucket list, one of the best ways that you can achieve your resolutions is to make sure that you get enough sleep.
With some parts of the country seeing snow recently, it is no surprise that many of us are now heavily relying on the central heating to keep us toasty warm. But did you know that having the bedroom too warm can actually disrupt your sleep and make it difficult to get the rest you need?
When it comes to sleep, melatonin is one of the most important ingredients. This hormone plays an essential role in ensuring that our bodies get the rest they need. It is even known to have antioxidant activity, which could play a part in combating the signs of ageing. So, how do you make sure that your body is producing enough to guarantee a great night’s sleep?
If there is one thing that can seriously interfere with sleep patterns, it’s working the night shift. From sluggish limbs and bags under the eyes to insomnia and negative thought patterns, night shifts can take their toll on the body and the mind. So, how do you maintain a sleep cycle when faced with a week or so of working nights?
Replacing certain things around the home is second nature, from the oil in the car to the batteries in the remote control. But our mattresses are often overlooked.