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February 23, 2017

Help! I can’t sleep because of my partner!

You’ve had a long day at work and all that kept you going was the thought of your cool, comfortable waiting bed.  Now, you’re finally snuggled up, but you can’t get a wink of sleep. Why? Because your partner won’t stop making guzzling noises when they snore. Ugh! Many of us have weird sleeping habits, but it usually only becomes a problem when we share a bed with someone. It’s easy to laugh about weird sleeping habits, but when someone’s quirks are keeping you up at night, it’s difficult not to want to smother them with a pillow! The good…
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Sleep
October 31, 2016

Why do we get nightmares?

Sometimes, our mind’s movie reel can put the likes of Stephen King to shame: lost in the mountains, falling off a cliff, being terrified but unable to move or scream, being chased by a notorious baddie. If you spent your weekend watching horror-films, you may have had some retty nasty nightmares. But why do we get them when we don't watch any scary movies? More importantly - how can we make them stop? (more…)
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Sleep
September 27, 2016

The one debit order you have to cancel

Sure, debit orders are convenient. However, there is one going off every month that you may not even know about. (more…)
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Sleep
September 13, 2016

Why you should sleep naked, and not hit the snooze button

By Dr. Albert Viljoen It's Spring! As the days get longer, the nights warmer and the skirts shorter, why not try on these two, very seasonal healthy habits? #1 Sleep Naked Yes, that is actually a health-tip. There are numerous benefits to getting rid of your jammies in the warmer months, beyond simply saving on your clothing-expenses. You'll sleep better. When you fall asleep, your body temperature falls. This is a natural process, and helps all your systems recover. If you're too hot at night, it interferes with this process, and can be the reason why you're tossing and turning…
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Sleep
June 30, 2016

5 Things that keep you awake at night

Despite the popular quote “sleep when you die”, everyone needs a good night’s rest. But falling or staying asleep can be very difficult for some people. If you're struggling to sleep, it may not be insomnia - it could be a lot simpler than that. Here are just 5 things that might be keeping you awake at night. (more…)
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Sleep
June 9, 2016

Are you a sleepwalker?

“You were sleepwalking again last night,”…. that’s the conversation at the breakfast table this morning. “Really, that’s strange,” you say as you sip your coffee, “because I don’t remember anything!” (more…)
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Sleep
February 11, 2016

How to become a morning person

“I will make my early lectures this week”, repeat x 3. Sound familiar? We’ve all been there. Early mornings can be tough. Here are a few tips to make sure you never miss an early morning lecture again: (more…)
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Sleep
February 9, 2016

Are you a sleep-eater?

“How did all these chocolate-wrappers end up in my BED?!” Last night, you drifted off to sleep as usual, but this morning your stomach feels bloated and there are crumbs on the carpet. The worst part: you can’t remember anything. Welcome to the strange world of sleep-eating. (more…)
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Sleep
February 8, 2016

The health benefits of sleep

Believe it or not, sleep is important for more things than just to feel rested! Just like eating, sleep is not a luxury. It’s the body’s time to repair itself and do the maintenance work – miss that and your body misses out. Having a late night here and there is OK, but if you experience sleep problems, or sleep less than the recommended 7 to 9 hours each night, it can affect your health. (more…)
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Sleep
February 8, 2016

How much sleep is enough?

You already know that getting too little sleep is bad for your health, but too much sleep is not good for you either! It sounds crazy, but it’s true – sleeping too much OR too little puts your health at risk – insanity, weight gain and illness are just a few of the side effects. So, in the words of Goldilocks - How much is 'Not too much, and not too little, but juuuuust right'? (more…)
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