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Sleeping well: Top tips on getting a beautiful night sleep

Sleep restores our bodies and minds and allows us to keep functioning during waking hours. Insomnia describes either difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep. 33-45% of adults sleep either inadequately or for not long enough most nights, leaving them feeling tired and irritable the next day. If you are one of these people, here’s some tips to develop better sleeping habits ...

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Stress and sleeping well

I saw a quote recently that said “Reality is the leading cause of stress among those in touch with it”. Stress is now so ingrained in our culture but what is it? A stressor is defined as anything that causes stress to an organism. When faced with a stressor, our body reacts with a “fight or flight” response, causing a surge of chemicals and immune cells. This is perfect if we need to get out of the way of an oncoming car but excessive stress over long periods of time increases our immune system activity and eventually depletes our resources, impairing the function of the immune system. The aim is not to completely avoid pressure but to find a balance....

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