As any insomniac will tell you, the importance of sleep is not to be underestimated. Simply reducing your sleep by an hour a night can result in poor decision-making, an inability to focus and an off-balance circadian rhythm. Unfortunately, most of us have to deal with the consequences of a lack of sleep at some point, whether from partying too hard, working late, suffering the effects of insomnia, or travelling through the night. So, we look at the best ways of managing those days when you’ve just not had enough shut-eye.
We all know that having plants in the home helps to bring life and colour indoors, but did you know that they also have proven health benefits?
Ever get the feeling you’re not getting enough shut-eye?We’re all used to feeling a bit groggy when the alarm goes off in the morning, but if you find you’re spending most nights tossing and turning it might be that one of these five things are disturbing the quality of your sleep.
Sometimes the thought of a long lie in at the weekend is the only thing that gets some of us through an exhausting week, but have you ever woken up from your lie in to find yourself even more tired than you were before? You could be suffering from a sleep hangover.
A new study has found that more than one in four women between the ages of 40 and 59 have trouble falling and staying asleep four or more times a week. The results suggest that while sleep patterns can change with age, they may also be affected by shifts in hormone levels.