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Catnip & Is It Giving Your Kitty a High Note?

Added February 19, 2020, Under: How To, Insomnia, Natural remedies, Pets

We have catnip growing on our allotment garden here in the UK and I have seen visiting cats to the site enjoying a good sniff. Most British cats are free to go outdoors and so, at the same time as they might be hunting for mice, they can have a bit of a party enjoying the catnip. It is said that roughly half of all cats are sensitive to catnip so that when they come in contact they can become quite excited. What ...

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Turn the Clock Back with Good Sleeping Patterns

Added January 17, 2020, Under: How To, Insomnia, Skin Conditions

We all long for a full and uninterrupted night's sleep especially as so many feel sleep-deprived in our 24/7 lives. Now, there are new studies out that explain for the first time the mystery of why it is so replenishing to be "out like a light" throughout the night. The researchers confirm (what we probably already know) that a good night's sleep can prepare us for the rigours of our daily lives. More about this recent research Biologists at the University of Manchester in ...

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Dry Eyes & How to Cope With This Common Problem

Added December 22, 2019, Under: Environment, How To, Inflammation, Insomnia, Natural remedies

Do your eyes sting and burn? Do they look red? Do they feel gritty as if there is some sand lurking there? Then you may well be suffering from Dry Eye. Why do we get Dry Eye? The tears that appear in our eyes help to keep the surface of the eye smooth, comfortable and hydrated while washing away dust and debris - and protecting them from infection. When our eyes are healthy, they make tears all day long.  They stay moist.  They do not suffer ...

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Fighting Those Feelings of Fatigue

Added December 7, 2019, Under: Exercise, Health, Insomnia, Top 10

There can be lots of reasons why you might be feeling the effects of fatigue. And if you can get to the bottom of why you are feeling tired all the time, you have a basis for coming up with a solution. What are some of the reasons for fatigue? Stress is one reason - and we all know how common this has become.  When you are really stressed, cortisol keeps on flooding your system so that fatigue sets in and your ...

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How Modern Parents can Limit their Children’s Screen Time

Added August 16, 2019, Under: Children's Health, Insomnia, Parents

It is a common concern among parents today - and that is how much "screen time" their children are spending on their different devices. But what are the solutions? Here in the UK, nearly twenty five percent of parents say they use pocket money to bribe their children away from their screens.  And such bribes are not limited to screen time, they are used for getting them to bed on time and to encourage them to get on with their homework too. In ...

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How You Can Reduce the Stress & Improve Emotional Well-Being Too

Added July 31, 2019, Under: Environment, Exercise, How To, Inflammation, Insomnia, Vitamin D

Stress seems to be constantly on the increase but this could be because more attention today is being paid to the problem. And mothers in particular will put the welfare of their families first to the detriment of their own health. Meanwhile, you should be putting yourself at the top of the list for reducing stress and improving emotional well-being so that others will benefit too. If you can reduce stress while improving your emotional well-being, studies have shown that you will lower ...

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Are You Up With the Larks or Are You a True Night Owl?

Added June 28, 2019, Under: Environment, Health, Insomnia

Many people find that they can be divided into two types as far as their sleeping habits are concerned. There are those who tend to wake early but struggle to stay up after a certain time in the evening.  I am one of those!  They can be categorized as being "up with the larks". Then the other group find it very difficult to wake up in the morning, preferring to lie-in late but can remain active late into the night.  These are ...

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Is FOMO a problem for you?

Added June 3, 2019, Under: How To, Insomnia

FOMO is not a real word but a acronym meaning a "fear of missing out". And yes, it can be a real problem for some of us in this era of social media. So what is FOMO? Yes, you might now know what it means but what actually is this common phrase? It is all the fault of modern technology which is designed to help us all feel connected - but which can have the opposite effect.   With such a choice of apps and ...

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Valerian Root for These 5 Health Benefits

Added April 26, 2019, Under: How To, Insomnia, Natural remedies

Valerian is a perennial flowering plant native to Europe and Asia. With the Latin name of  Valeriana officinalis, the mature plant can reach a height of 1.5 meters in the summer. It bears sweetly scented pink or white flowers that attract many fly species, especially hoverflies. The root of the valerian plant has been found to have natural health benefits. 5 Valerian Root Health Benefits 1. Studies have found that the root reduces the time it takes to fall asleep and improves sleep quality.  In contrast ...

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There is a Need to Nap!

Added April 15, 2019, Under: Health, Insomnia

I always think that the secret of success when napping is NOT to nap for too long!  But there are studies out there that disagree with this. Taking a timeout to sleep during the day will give you a quick energy boost but the habit also has other health benefits too. Humans are unlike other mammals in that they usually just sleep once a day but with so many in this modern world being sleep-deprived, regular napping could be a sensible solution.  ...

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