Do you lie awake at night because your mind is racing with thoughts? I’ve often experienced this myself and I’ve wished I could just clear my mind so I could wind down. There are ways to do this, you just need to know how. Here are some of the best tips to clear your mind. Continue reading
If you’re suffering from sleepless nights, you may need a new mattress. But not just any mattress. You need to consider getting the most natural, non-toxic, organic mattress you can find. Toxic chemicals from mattresses cause a range of health problems and they may be contributing to your insomnia. To sleep better you need the best latex mattress that is 100% natural and I’ll explain why it can help you. Continue reading
If you suffer from insomnia and you’re like me, you’ll want to try natural remedies first. One of the best natural treatments is using aromatherapy. Here, we look at the best essential oils for sleep and how to use them. If you haven’t used these before you’ll want to try a few different mixes and a few different ways to use them before you settle on your favorites. Continue reading
Whether you’re suffering from short term sleep deprivation or long term insomnia, you can use music to help you sleep better. The right music can help you to get to sleep faster and also help with the quality of your sleep. So, let’s take a look at which music is best for sleep, how long before you’ll get results and why this method works for insomnia. Continue reading
There are certain foods that everyone knows will keep you awake, such as coffee. But you may be surprised to know how some ingredients can affect your sleep without you even realizing. If you know about foods that affect your sleep, you’re more likely to start avoiding them before trying other remedies. If you learn which foods to avoid for better sleep you can start at home. It’s easy to change your eating habits at home if it means you can get those elusive hours of sleep sooner. Continue reading
You might be wondering how many all-nighters of cramming for tests you can get away with before it affects concentration. Or you might be wondering how many months of getting up to your baby you can tolerate before it affects your health. Let’s take a look at how and why sleep deprivation can become serious. Continue reading
Being organized is for those people to whom it comes naturally. That’s what I used to think. I’ve never been a tidy person. I like to keep papers handy and use lots of post-it notes scattered around my desk and work space. I would tidy up by moving a pile of junk from one spot to another so my home and office were never tidy. But this all changed. Once I had to learn new ways to deal with stress, my mind was changed on this whole concept of being organized. Continue reading
If you’re serious about getting good sleep you need a night time routine. Any one who is suffering from insomnia can tell you what a relief it is just to know that your sleep ritual is helping you regain some of that quality sleep time. Continue reading
For many, sleep is seen as an inconvenience. But what if you could use your sleep hours to learn? This is an appealing concept for many but is there research to back it up? Let’s start by understanding the sleep cycles and the importance of each stage. We’ll then go on to find out how you can learn while you sleep. Continue reading
If you’re sleep deprived, your brain will be suffering. There’s no way to avoid it if you’re lacking sleep. Sleep deprivation effects on your brain are serious and here’s why. For years I thought I could cope with less sleep. At first, I was up during the night feeding my babies. Every new parent faces this time of sleep deprivation with love for their child. I thought I could cope because it was just one stage I needed to get through. Continue reading
Did you know you can fine tune your brain to improve memory, increase your ability to solve problems faster and increase happiness? Every thought releases brain chemicals. If you learn how to think positive thoughts the correct way you can improve your brain function in many different areas. This is better than any medicine, this is a natural way to super charge your brain whether you’re a stay-at-home-mom with 6 kids to look after or a college professor or a corporate high-flyer. Continue reading
If you’re not sleeping well, you can’t just hide away from it. It affects you all day long in one way or another. You need a solution. When you first start having sleep problems you’ll probably try to brush it off as a temporary phase you’re going through (this is what I did). It’s only once it starts having an impact on your daily activities and your health that you start to take it seriously. Continue reading
You really can’t replace sleep with anything else. If sleep eludes you, it affects your whole life. Rather than turning to sleep medication, why not try a more natural approach? It’s worth a try. Consider one or more of these foods to help sleep, and see if they make a difference for you tonight. You might find food number 3 surprising (I did). Let’s take a look… Continue reading
Once I realized I was suffering from chronic stress I sought help from practitioners. The one thing I noticed was how easy they made it sound: exercise to reduce stress, take a walk, try deep breathing, learn yoga… But then you go away and you’ve still got a gazillion things on your mind and all your best intentions to take a walk go straight out the window.
Your day gets busier, you’re feeling overwhelmed and the last thing you have time for is to stop and try and clear your thoughts because who has time to clear their thoughts!
If you suffer from chronic stress, you may have been told time and again to exercise. However, having a tennis match with your buddy from work may actually stress you out more because of the competitive nature of the sport.
What you really want to do is to engage in sports that give you an outlet to release stress. The wrong exercise will not help you. You may try a long walk, but the thoughts keep circling around your mind like a never-ending carousel. Soon, you’re circling back home to finish the 24 new tasks that you thought up while on the walk. Continue reading
If you don’t have a lot of self-confidence, there is hope. You can learn how to boost self-esteem without needing to spend lots of money or attend a class. However, you will need to put in some time to find a solution to this low self-esteem problem. If you’re suffering from low self-esteem, there’s a very high chance you’ve become victim to one of these self-esteem leeches. Let’s take a look… Continue reading
We all have stress in our lives but not everyone realizes they are reacting very badly to stress. Before you educate yourself on how to become aware of the signs of stress in your life, it is important to first understand the impact of stress on the body. Once you recognize how serious stress is to your health you can start identifying where it is in your life and do something to alleviate it.
Stress affects just about everyone’s daily lives. Unfortunately, stress is not a benign thing. It can affect your body in ways that can have a long lasting impact on your health. Here are some ways stress can affect your health… Continue reading
Whether you’re young or old or somewhere in between, you know you want to give priority to taking care of your brain. Brain health is something each of us can take control over and improve. And, most importantly, there are natural ways to improve brain health.
If you’re reading this now, you’re probably like me and you realize there is always more you can do to improve your health – body and mind. Sometimes I’ m good at focusing on brain health and at other times I don’t give it priority. If you’re looking for natural tips you can use straight away to improve your brain, here they are… Continue reading
Do you grow herbs in your garden or in containers? Or do you prefer to buy fresh or dried herbs from your local store or market? I do both but my preferred option is growing them in containers. There’s something special about being able to go and pick whatever herbs I need and they’re readily available for me. I prefer them fresh and I love knowing that I can use anti-aging herbs as a natural choice.
One of the natural remedies available for anti-aging is to use herbs. Herbs help with so many things, from easing inflammation to reducing chronic pain. There are also certain herbs that are ideal if you want to slow down or reduce the signs of aging. Take a look at these helpful and youthful herbs. Continue reading
I’ve been through phases in my life when sleep eludes me. Sometimes I blame my children but they’re not always the cause. I know when my body needs better quality sleep because my brain craves it. When I’m lacking sleep everything is difficult. I get short-tempered, my head aches and even simple tasks become a burden.
Do you stir at the slightest noise? Do you find it difficult to drift off into a deep sleep? Once you identify the causes of these problems, not only will your sleep improve but everything in your day will seem easier once you’re in the pattern of getting a good night’s sleep. I know what a difference it makes to me when I get a truly restful better quality sleep.
Itching to find out some hidden sleep traps that are possibly affecting the quality of your sleep? Then let’s check them out! Continue reading