The impact of poor sleep on our health and well-being is significant and far-reaching. When we’re unable to get enough quality sleep, it can lead to physical, mental and emotional problems. Here are a few of the ways poor sleep can affect us, and some tips to help us alleviate poor sleep-quality: [Read more…]
A night-time routine could help you fall asleep soundly – or not. Most folks don’t think about their night-time routine let alone plan it out well. Guest author, Sheryl Wright, shares three things you can add to your nightly regime so that you can drift off into the best night’s sleep. [Read more…]
There can be various underlying issues that may affect our sleep; issues such as anxiety, depression and stress being the most common. However, there can also be specific things that can affect our sleep such as worry, grief, trauma, lifestyle, sleep routine, mental health disorders, physical health conditions and even side-effects from taking medication.
If you are having trouble sleeping, why not try out some of these natural remedies?
Guest author Sarah Cummings, shares her insight on the causes and symptoms as well as her 5 tips on how to fall asleep when anxiety gets in the way.
Are worries and anxiety keeping you up at night? If you are having issues falling asleep, you are not alone. I suffered from insomnia, for months, after giving birth to my son. It’s normal to be anxious at times as we all live in a stressful, fast-paced world and there is no way around it! [Read more…]
When you find sleep difficult, whether trying to get there – or after waking during the night, it can cause havoc with your next day. I’ve written about this a number of times, here’s one popular example, but for those of you perhaps less inclined with previous posts, this week’s guest author, Sarah, might have just the thing!
When you are tossing and turning, night after night, getting some sleep is all you can think about. Losing sleep can affect your day to day life and your health and a continuous lack of sleep will only make things worse. If you are having trouble getting to sleep, maybe it’s time to try adding a little sound to lull you to sleep. [Read more…]
Are you getting a regular, good night’s sleep?
Having spent almost two decades working 24/7 shifts, I understand only too well the impact this has on our health, relationships and our productivity in the workplace. I also, wrote about this subject a few years ago as insufficient sleep is viewed as a common contributory factor for those suffering prolonged periods of depression, anxiety and relationship problems, including parenting. [Read more…]
Of all the psychological pain points people approach me with, monkey mind – or mind chatter is number one in the frequency tables. With my strategy for busy minded people, these cognitions and subsequent behaviours can settle down to the previously held balance and harmony.
“If only I could get a full night of great quality sleep.” Something I hear from clients on a very regular basis. Sleeping disorders can affect as many as 7/10 adults, due, at least in part, to anxiety related thought patterns.
Sleep… ahh, that would be nice! A regular cause, or result of anxiety and depression; poor sleep affects us on so many levels. We know this, yet still many of us seem unable to achieve regular quality sleep that will find us waking refreshed and ready to enjoy the day.
We all experience low moods and this helps us differentiate between happy and contented emotional states and those days where we feel ‘less than’. Low moods can also be differentiated within themselves and your exposure to them. So how do you know if you’re depressed… and what might happen if you are? [Read more…]