A simple guide to sleep cycles

A simple guide to sleep cycles

While we sleep soundly at night, our body works hard to repair and restore itself.  If we miss out on any of the vital sleep cycles, or have too little REM or non-REM sleep, it affects our well-being in many different ways.  According to sleep expert, Cheryl...
Why do we dream, and why is dreaming important?

Why do we dream, and why is dreaming important?

Why do we dream? We all dream, whether or not we recall them, but are our dreams important or are they a bizarre side effect of a bit of mental and emotional housekeeping, a sorting out of clutter, best left forgotten? There’s some truth to the housekeeping idea, but...
The top herbs for treating insomnia

The top herbs for treating insomnia

Insomnia affects between 33-45% of Australians. This ranges from short-term sleep disturbances to chronic insomnia. Lack of refreshing sleep not only impacts focus and performance it also increases the risk of heart disease, diabetes and immune dysfunction.   Herbs...
How lack of sleep is affecting your life

How lack of sleep is affecting your life

It’s well known that a poor night’s sleep affects our functioning the next day. But, the long-term impact of lack of sleep might surprise you. In this article, a health professional shares how she’s seen inadequate sleep affect her patients’ health, beauty and...
The power of naps

The power of naps

Napping is underestimated and stigmatised in modern society. The prevailing popular belief is that napping is a practice exclusively reserved for young children, the elderly and the sick. However, napping is proven to be an amazing and effective tool which can improve...
The Easy Guide to Establishing Good Sleep Habits

The Easy Guide to Establishing Good Sleep Habits

Many things in our lives are influenced by learned cues in our environment. This includes our sleep habits. Do you know someone who heads to the bedroom with the intention of reading a book, or watching TV, only to find themselves barely being able to keep their eyes...