Is Beauty Sleep A Thing?

Is There Such A Thing As Beauty Sleep?

We’ve all heard of the phrase ‘beauty sleep’, but is it actually a thing? It has been proven that while you sleep, your body also makes new collagen, the protein that keeps skin strong and elastic. Sleep can’t magically erase deep wrinkles, but it can slow down your skin’s ageing process. This does support the […]

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How Sleep Changes Through The Seasons?

It may not seem like it, but sleep does in fact change throughout the seasons. The way your body controls sleep is through melatonin, which regulates your sleep/wake cycles. Melatonin is produced when your eyes are receiving decreased levels of light. The more melatonin your body produces, the more tired you will feel. There are […]

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The Importance of De-Stressing Before Bedtime

Bedtime is a chance to unwind and relax. Avoiding stress before bed can prove vital, as it’s important that stress doesn’t interfere with your sleeping pattern. A lack of sleep can seriously affect your ability to function throughout the day. Being tired can not only affect our decision making, but also our response time. If […]

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How Have Sleeping Habits Changed Over Time?

Beds and the way we sleep in them have changed massively over time. The comfy mattresses and solid frames we know today weren’t always the way of sleeping. We take a look at the development of sleeping habits over time In the prehistoric times, there was no such things as mattresses, or even the typical […]

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Your Sleeping Position

What Does Your Sleeping Position Say About You?

Going to sleep. It’s something all of us need to do. When we are asleep, each of us will sleep in a different position to another. But did you know, studies have shown that the position in which we sleep, can actually be a reflection on the person we are in waking life? So, what […]

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A Nap A Day Keeps The Doctor Away!

Roughly 85% of all mammals are known to have naps (short periods of sleep). But we as humans tend to be much different, we sleep in much longer durations, making our sleeping patterns much more complicated than other species. Whereas babies and the elderly tend to use naps as a way to recharge as opposed […]

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Lack of Sleep

How Can A Lack of Sleep Affect You?

Everybody needs sleep. It’s an essential part of living. Some of us need more sleep than others, some of us need considerably less. There are even people who manage to function well on as little as four hours sleep! Research suggests that there is a rare gene which allows you to sleep on less than […]

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Caffeine Before Sleep

How Can Taking Caffeine Affect Your Sleep?

Caffeine is a psychoactive drug. One of the most popular drugs in the world. It is found in a huge range of food and drinks, meaning that the majority of us will consume it on a daily basis. It has been proven to stimulate our brain and make us more alert, but how will this […]

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Tips to get to sleep

6 Ways To Get A Great Nights Sleep

Don’t you just hate it when you’re lying in bed, but just cannot drop off to sleep? It then seems the more you’re thinking about this, the more difficult it gets. But there are some preparations you can make before your bedtime which can make the whole process a lot easier. This Guide Me To […]

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Do We Learn While We Dream?

Sleep is a precious and increasingly scarce commodity in our nation today, but what if there is more to sleep than just rest? What if we actually learnt something whilst we were sleeping? Would this be the motivation to make you put sleep at your number one priority. Most of us already know that sleep […]

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