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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
November 29, 2015

What keeps you awake at night?

Did you not sleep well at all last night? There may be may emotional reasons you can't sleep, like anxiety, or a busy mind, but with summer right around the corner, environmental factors such as heat and pesky insects are two of the main causes of disrupted sleep. Don’t worry! We’re here to help with practical solutions to these problems. (more…)
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Sleep
October 10, 2015

Are night terrors the same as nightmares?

It’s the middle of the night. Your child is screaming and shouting out in intense fear. It’s a terrifying experience for you to watch and it feels as if there’s nothing you can do to console him. He’s probably having a night terror… fortunately, these are rarely harmful and most children outgrow them by adolescence. Fewer than 2% of adults experience them. (more…)
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