All posts tagged: sleep deprivation

[Infographic] Health benefits of sleeping nude

Sleeping naked is not a topic most gently-bred people would want to discuss about. Imagine the hysteria of even mentioning it in front of your grandma? But little do people know about the benefits that come with something as simple and effortless as removing your clothes! Truth be told, the benefits of sleeping in the

[Infographic] Plants to improve your sleep

Sleep is a restorative process that plays an essential part in our overall health. Sleep has a large impact on our physical well-being; as well sleep, our muscles are repaired, skin cells are regenerated and tissue growth occurs. Additionally, sleep plays a vital role in restoring energy and clearing non-essential information from our brain, supporting

[Infographic] Silencing The Snores

A good night’s sleep is important for an individual’s mental and physical health, and sleep deprivation can really affect your health if not looked into properly and taken seriously. Snoring and sleep disorders can really get in the way of a good night’s sleep, quite often for both parties as well. Whether you’re doing the

7 Sleep mistakes

Sleep, some of us love it and others hate it. Some of us are night owls and others early birds. We all differ when it comes to our sleeping routine and you need to find what works for you. Getting in enough sleep is very important. It is not always as easy as it sounds,

How did you sleep last night?

Getting enough sleep is vital to your health. No matter how young or old you are there is no excuse to skimp on sleep. In this generation it is very difficult to get enough sleep. Due to growing populations there are more cars on the road. In the last few years our driving time has

How to become a morning person

Some of us have it easier than others. When my alarm clock goes off in the morning my eyes open immediately and before I know it I have taken a shower, got ready for work and made breakfast. My partner on the other hand will still be fast asleep even after 6 alarms have gone

Dreaming of sleep: Silencing snoring for restful nights

As children we all used to tease our parents and grandparents for snoring. It is not just the ‘old folk’ who snores, some of us can start snoring in our late teens and early twenties. Snoring usually happens when something is partially obstructing your airways. The sound comes from you throat where air flows pass

Back pain 101

We have all had our fair share of back pain, being the lower-, middle- or upper back. There are numerous reasons why you might be suffering from back pain. I believe posture is the biggest culprit when it comes to back pain. Most of us have desk jobs and are stationary in one position for

Bipolar disorder – The basic fact sheet

Bipolar disorder is also know as manic-depressive illness. The main symptoms of bipolar disorder is an unusual shift in mood, activity levels, energy levels and the inability to carry out day-to-day tasks. Bipolar is a very destructive illness as it damages relationships, effects your job and school performance and can even lead to suicidal thoughts

10 tips for better sleep

The importance of sleep has been recognized as one of the three most important factors of healthy living. Exercise and good nutrition has always over shadowed other important aspects of healthy living. Finally, the spotlight has moved to sleep and the importance thereof. A lack of sleep has multiple side effects, these include; lack of