Ever wondered why you can’t feel that 3:30pm level of exhaustion when your head hits the pillow? You’re not alone! Many of us battle through an afternoon slump promising ourselves an early night, only for our brains to become fully active on the moment we try to sleep. But with a few meditation tricks, switching your brain off is easier than you might think.
After a long day, getting into bed and enjoying a restful night’s sleep is one of the greatest pleasures in life. But, if you happen to be afflicted with a bizarre sleep habit, it is more likely that you will wake feeling as though you could do with another 12 hours rest. This is because your body will not have had a chance to fully relax as it becomes occupied with tasks that you usually carry out during the day. So, what are these sleep habits and why do they happen?
Singer-songwriter Katie Melua has recently hit the headlines for crediting seasonal fitness as a recovery for her mental breakdown.
So, what is seasonal fitness and how can it help you achieve your exercise goals?
Whether you suffer from insomnia or you’re just having a stressful week with little sleep, promising yourself an extra few zzz’s at the weekend is often a way of motivating yourself to get to the end of the week.
Unfortunately, however, a recent study suggests that having a lie in at the weekend doesn’t actually reverse the damage done by chronic sleep loss.
If you’re a fan of guided meditations or white noise, then you may have already heard of the term ASMR. ASMR refers to the Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response and is named after a physical tingling sensation which many people have found difficult to explain. Often starting in the scalp and moving down through the limbs, the sensation can be triggered by many different things, from sounds to physical touch.
Have you been finding your workouts a bit boring recently? No longer feeling the challenge of getting your heart rate up? You could well be stuck in a fitness rut. It happens to us all from time to time – you get used to certain equipment or routines and before you know it you’ve been doing the same thing for months.