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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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How to Have a Healthier, Happier Bedroom for a Good Night’s Sleep

Added April 11, 2019, Under: Environment, How To, Insomnia, Natural remedies

Are you finding it difficult to get to sleep at night or do you get a few hours sleep at the start before waking up in the early hours, tossing and turning? It might be worth looking at your bedroom in more detail and finding out what might be causing your insomnia. Do your bedroom walls need a zero-VOC coat of paint? A VOC-free paint on your walls and woodwork will help you to breathe more easily by minimizing any chemicals.  There are ...

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MTHFR Is Not Short For A Swearword!

Added February 13, 2019, Under: Diseases, Headaches & Migraines, Health, Insomnia

Instead, it is an abbreviation  for methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase. Yes, a big mouthful! MTHFR produces an essential enzyme. The acronym for the enzyme is also MTHFR. It’s worth knowing about this gene because it is said to play a key role in regard to many aspects of emotional and physical health. You can find out all about the background to this gene here. It is is said to provide the key for Methylation to occur, a metabolic process that switches genes on and off, repairs DNA and ...

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Be Honest! Could You Fall Asleep At the Wheel?

Added November 7, 2018, Under: Insomnia, Technology

  Our faster pace of life means we are more sleep-deprived than ever. One of the worries is that many drivers have confessed to falling asleep as they drive. In the United States for example, 250,000 drivers fall asleep at the wheel every day, according to the Division of Sleep Medicine at Harvard Medical School - and, in a national poll by the National Sleep Foundation, 54% of adult drivers said they had driven while drowsy during the past year with 28% saying they had actually ...

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Go Barefoot If You Can for These Top Ten Health Reasons

Added May 17, 2018, Under: Environment, Exercise, Headaches & Migraines, Inflammation, Insomnia, Top 10

Do you make a habit of going barefoot when you can?  It can be very liberating but it can also be very good for you. We can share as many as ten good reasons why going barefoot is a healthy choice Earthing or grounding (as it is known) means that your bare feet draw electrons from the earth.  Different studies have found many benefits from these electrons such as changing the electrical activity in the brain to lessen pain, improving skin conductivity, ...

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Healing Natural Oils & Me!

Added May 11, 2018, Under: Arthritis, Environment, How To, Insomnia, Natural remedies, Vitamin D

Of course I am a fan of the products at Healing Natural Oils too! Here are the different ones that I use, and why... H-Arthritis Formula As I have a bit of arthritis in my hands and knees, I am a firm believer in applying a few drops of this product a couple of times a day. It helps to prevent that feeling of tenderness and aching during the night.  I also have a daily dose of turmeric in supplement form.  If inflammation and ...

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A Bedtime Routine To Get You Relaxed & Asleep

Added February 6, 2018, Under: Health, How To, Insomnia

Thanks to extended working hours, longer commutes to and from work and the whole 24/7 connectedness of modern day life, sleep can often come off second best. The business world in the UK is starting to realize the downside of sleep deprivation.  One employers' organization (Business in the Community) is partnering with Public Health England to produce a "sleep toolkit" which offers advice on how to ensure that staff are getting enough rest. The cost to the UK economy of sleep deprivation ...

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