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Night time breathing for insomnia
Natural sleep cycles. A must see video!
Exercise, Exercise, Exercise
It is ok not to sleep all night.
Just how prevalent is Insomnia?


exercise and sleep
Sleep and Obestity
Sleeping tablets
Sunlight and Sleep
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Night time breathing for insomnia

Night time breathing for insomnia

Nearly everyone that I see in the Sleep Wales clinic describes feeling agitated at night or having lots of racing thoughts.

If there is one way of staying calm at night, that is to breath!

It sounds like such a cliche doesn't it? We have all heard about how slowing down our breathing can help us to calm down but how exactly does it work? How exactly do we do it?

Breathing is important for several reasons. If we start to feel agitated or tense, our breathing can speed up.

Natural sleep cycles. A must see video!

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Jessa Gamble: Our natural sleep cycle
http://www.ted.com In today's world, balancing school, work, kids and more, most of us can only hope for the recommended eight hours of sleep. Examining the science behind our body's internal clock, J...
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Exercise, Exercise, Exercise

For both adults and children, exercise is vital for good sleep.
Have a read of this article to find out why exercise helps sleep.
Exercise and good sleep is inextricably linked. Get out for a jog after work. Exercise can help insomnia, sleep walking, nightmares and even delayed sleep phase disorder.

It is ok not to sleep all night.

Cultural and political perceptions of what good sleep is and should be have a significant impact on how we relate to sleep in our own personal lives.It is ok not to sleep all night. Great article on how we must start thinking differently about sleep.

Just how prevalent is Insomnia?

Good article from the Guardian exploring the prevalence of sleep problems in the UK

Sleep and Light

Kittens 16Exposure to sunlight is highly significant factor that affects sleep on many levels. It is not only how much light your are exposed to but also when you are exposed to it that counts. Have a look at this article from Prof Till Roenneberg.

A Guide to Napping

Minding the BodyThe guide to health and happiness. by Linda Wasmer Andrews
Ultimate Napping: A How-To Guide
6 steps to the best nap ever.
Published on June 5, 2010 by

A catnap might sound like the ultimate indulgence. Yet it’s a natural part of daily life for people in many cultures, not to mention more than 85% of other mammals. If you’re chronically overworked and under-rested, however, you’ll probably want to make every minute of your nap count.

Sleep and Obestity

Obesity linked to lack of sleep

Less sleep led to higher levels of a hormone which increases hungerA reduction in the time people spend asleep could partly account for soaring obesity rates, a study has revealed.Researchers at the University of Bristol have found that hormonal changes caused by lack of sleep could lead to increased appetite. The population-based study examined more than 1,000 volunteers. Report author Dr Shahrad Taheri said: "Individuals who spent less than eight hours sleeping were shown to have a greater likelihood of being heavier.

Sleeping Tablets

Are sleeping pills mother's NEW little helper?

Sleep Tablets, insomnia
Last updated at 10:54 PM on 2nd January 2012

Kathy Twomey fell into bed exhausted after another busy day juggling work with childcare for her two children under three years old.
But instead of falling asleep, Kathy stayed awake — all night and for the next three consecutive nights. ‘I just had so much on my plate that I couldn’t switch off. I’d get into bed and my mind would be racing about things I had to get done the next day,’ she says.