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  • How Music Can Help You Sleep Better

    Music is a very restorative tool for our emotions. It helps us relax and sleep better and has been shown to improve how we perform through the day. Throughout history, music has been utilised to calm worried rulers, put crying babies to sleep and soothe the nerves. In Ancient Arabia, musicians played next to the doctors as they worked.  Ancient Greeks knew the positive effects that music has on the mentally ill. After the Second World War, traumatised soldiers were treated in the military hospitals by both physicians and professional musicians.

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  • All About Bunk Beds

    Bunk beds are great space savers, but while most kids love them, a lot of adults have their doubts. There are safety issues to consider as well as practicalities such as how to make the beds and what linen to choose. This practical guide will cover all these areas and more.

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  • Morning Rituals of the Rich and Famous

    Question: What do Tony Robbins, Oprah Winfrey, Lady Gaga, Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg and Barack Obama all have in common?

     

    Answer: They all have an empowering morning ritual.

     

    Some people wake up, and they hit the snooze button. Or they'll log onto social media, Continue reading

  • The Horrid Hallucinations and Scary Symptoms of Sleep Paralysis

     

    If you've ever woken up with a terrible sense of fear and foreboding and feeling

    like someone was sitting on your chest, then you've been visited by the 'Old Hag.'

     

    The term 'Old Hag,' or 'sleep hag', as it's sometimes called, is rooted in ancient folklore and is the name for what we now know as sleep paralysis. It is a relatively common, and harmless occurrence, but coupled with hallucinations and an inability to move an episode of sleep paralysis can be a harrowing experience. But what is it that makes sleep paralysis so scary? To answer that question, we should first try to understand what is actually going on with our minds and bodies when we experience such a ghastly event.

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  • How to HEAL Your Sleep

    The UK charity The Mental Health Foundation has published an in-depth guide to help people who suffer from lack of sleep. Called HEAL, the guide is based on what the charity consider to be the 'four pillars' of good sleep and it covers the four major factors that influence how well we sleep:

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  • A Brief History of Beds and Mattresses

    The origins of our modern beds and mattresses can be traced back to the Early Neolithic Age--around 7000 BC. Since then, our slumber furniture had to go through some significant changes before it could arrive at the shape and form we recognise today. Here's a brief history of our modern beds, from simple leaves and animal skins to the memory foam and other developments which today we all take for granted.

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  • A Few Things to Consider Before You Buy Your Next Set of Bedsheets

    When it's time for you to go shopping for a new set of bed sheets there are so many options available it can get quite confusing. Which is why we've put together this short overview, so you know what you should take into account before spending your hard earned cash on new sheets for your bed. Let's start by talking about the fibre the sheets are made from.

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  • How Insomnia Treatments Improve Lives and Save Money

    Despite being the most prevalent sleep ailment among adults living in all industrialised nations, a lot of insomnia sufferers are deliberately choosing not to get the treatment they need. In fact, research shows that insomnia is a significantly underdiagnosed disorder, and many people--whether they recognise the symptoms or not--take a lone-wolf approach to their sleeping problems.

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  • Is too much sleep bad for you?

    We're often told about the dangers of not getting enough sleep, but there's a flip side to that coin too. According to the experts, spending too much time in the Land of Nod can bring a variety of health risks no less severe than too little sleep.

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  • Why You Most Likely Snore and What You Can Do to Stop

    Studies show that 55% of adults will snore at some point in their lives, either occasionally, or all the time. So, it's more than likely that even if you don't snore, you know someone who does. Generally speaking, snoring occurs when the tissues in our throat relax to the extent where they partially obstruct our airways. The narrower our airway becomes, the more forceful the airflow, and the louder the snoring. But why do some people snore and others don't? More importantly, how can we stop it?

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