benefits of 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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August 30, 2016

The smart way of anti-ageing

Happy birthday! You’re one year older. But that didn’t happen last night. We tend to forget that we are ageing every. single. second. You’re already 5 seconds older than when you started reading this paragraph. Don’t let that scare you, though. (more…)
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Mental & Emotional Health
August 18, 2016

Sleep your way to higher marks

Exams, exams! Time for writing them is getting closer and you need to prepare. Reading, studying and tutorials all play a major part in getting test-ready, but there’s one secret weapon you may be missing: sleep. (more…)
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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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