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The Strangest UK Sleepwalking Stories Uncovered

While the majority of people will know someone that suffers from a sleep disorder, sleepwalking is the one that fascinates people the most due to it being a lot more dramatic than, say, chronic snoring.

Mattress Online asked the public to share their weirdest sleepwalking tales with us and also contacted a sleep expert to help further understand the triggers and answers to the most frequently asked questions.

Here are some standout sleepwalking stats:

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Why You Should Start and Keep on Swimming

Physical activity is one of the most important columns of health, and if we’re being frank – most of us aren’t getting enough of it. We don’t like to get sweaty, we don’t have time and we would rather spend our free time catching up on our favorite TV show. Well, if you’ve been struggling at the gym, then perhaps there’s a more fluid solution for you – swimming! Here’s why you should opt for it and keep yourself motivated to stick with it even when summer ends.

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7 Calisthenics Diet Tips to Get You the Body You Want

If you’re starting a calisthenics workout routine, it is recommended that you also support it with a healthy diet in order to achieve your fitness goals. Even if you perform your workout routines religiously, if you are not fueling your body the right way, then you are just wasting your efforts.

The great thing about bodyweight training is that you have a lot of flexibility when it comes to the exercises that you can incorporate in your workout routine. Whether you are a beginner or an advanced athlete, there are suitable exercises that will challenge you and excite you at the same time.

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Watching Cute Animal Videos Is Key To Relieve Stress

We’ve all been there. We’ve all innocently just scrolled through our social media feeds feeling a bit bored with everyone’s posts about how awesome their lives are. Then we come across a video of a cute duckling falling asleep in class. Or a cute puppy getting so excited about the food he’s eating, his cute little fluffy butt is all up in the air as he chows down on kibble. And before you know it, you’re on YouTube watching cute animal videos one after the other. There is just something about watching those cute animals that somehow makes us happy. Something about their faces, their exuberance, and their clumsiness that makes every worry you have just migrate to the back of your mind for a little while.

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How Videos Aid For Better Learning For Healthcare Providers

With a growing interest in technology sneaking into every area of our lives, it was only a matter of time before tech started showing up in our educational systems too. Today, schools everywhere are using technology to greatly enhance the learning experience and quality of their students and staff, and few fields might benefit from this practice more than the medical and healthcare providers segment.

As with any new concept, there is controversy surrounding the idea of bringing videos into the healthcare profession learning modules. On the one hand, many people see the inherent benefits of using videos to deliver more information faster and more clearly. On the other hand, videos come with their own issues including copyright infringement and technological obstacles and glitches.

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Winter Travel Guide: Stay Safe and Stress-Free

The holiday season is the perfect period to take a little road trip. Gathering your friends or family around and driving off to a warm cabin where you can spend time bonding and relaxing from everyday stress is a magical experience, but you have to be ready for it. Ice, snow, and the general muck of winter weather can make car handling a true nightmare, and if you don’t have everything you need, you risk damaging your car and ruining your vacation. Fortunately, you can easily prepare even for harsh conditions and we’re here to tell you how. If you want to stay safe and truly enjoy your trip, here’s a handy guide that can help.

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Simple Tricks to Reduce The Risk Of Allergies

Allergies are one of the most common health issues that befall both adults and children. Most often, allergic reactions are caused by allergens in the air or food and the symptoms can range from mild unpleasantness to debilitating problems. Luckily, there are now numerous practical solutions for combating these difficulties. In order to help you prevent these symptoms from occurring, we have singled out simple tips and tricks that will help you reduce the risk of allergies.

Control the humidity in your home

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Living a Normal Life after Surviving a Stroke

A stroke is considered by many as a form of "brain attack". It starts with sudden dizziness, headaches, and numbness in the face, arm, and legs on one side of the body. A stroke is mostly caused by a blocked artery or a burst of a blood vessel that causes a temporary disruption of blood flow to the brain, thus brain cells are deprived of oxygen and eventually die. But stroke doesn't cause sudden damage. It can just happen to anybody at any time.

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Benefits of Turmeric

A bright yellow or gold-colored spice, turmeric is grown from a tall plant that thrives in Asia or Central America.  Commonly found in curry, mustard, and other foods, turmeric can be found in almost any grocery store. In many different cultures, its bright color has inspired people to use it as a dye for fabrics.

Turmeric is also found in teas, powders, capsules, and extracts.  While many people are aware of the taste of turmeric and its bright color, they may not be aware of the health benefits turmeric may possess.

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Tips for a Healthy Spine

Millions of people are affected by back pain worldwide and it is, in fact, one of the leading causes of job-related disabilities. Apart from having to live with the pain, spine problems can reduce your quality of life, rendering you incapable of accomplishing even simple, routine activities. However, taking care of your spine now will help you lower the chances of developing back problems later in life.

Listed below are some preventive steps you can take in order to keep your spine healthy:

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How to Encourage Your Child to Reach Their Full Potential

There’s no question that all parents want what is best for their children. Since before they are born, we imagine them as star athletes, doctors, scientists and people who will shape tomorrow. But just wishing that for your child isn’t enough, and neither is pushing them towards it. There is a lot that goes into how a child develops over time, and it’s important that you, as a parent, know how to allow them to reach their full potential from day one.

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The Importance of Wearing Natural Fabrics

Clothes made from natural fabrics are gaining momentum these days, when more and more people want only the best for themselves. This is particularly true for ladies and gentlemen with an extremely sensitive skin, which can get easily irritated when wearing garments made from man-made fabrics like nylon and polyester. You’re definitely at the right place if you’re facing the same problems, so keep on reading and learn about the importance and benefits of wearing natural fabrics. Check them out and enjoy!

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How to Work Out When Air Pollution is Bad

No matter if you’re a regular gym rat or if you prefer to have a private workout session at home, you must know that you’re surrounded by all kinds of indoor air pollution. As a matter of fact, on average, interior air is a few times more polluted with chemicals than outdoor air (oftentimes even 10 times more toxic!) So, how can you be sure you’re working out in a clean environment that will not slow down your fitness progress and make intense workouts even harder? Here are a few tricks that can help.

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6 Toothache Remedies for Adults

A toothache can have multiple reasons for its onset. They generally tend to be infected gums, tooth decay, a damaged filling, and an abscessed tooth. While severe cases like these need the immediate attention of a dentist, you can take certain steps in the meanwhile for a brief bout of relief. Also, in cases when the pain in the tooth has to do with eating something cold or the foods high in sugar, these tips come in handy.  Read on to know more about these so that you can take their recourse when your teeth hurt and the situation arises.

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The Health Effects of Noise Pollution

Living in an urban environment requires us to get used to the sounds in our surroundings. After a certain period, we even stop noticing the sound of the traffic outside our windows or the music from a nightclub in our neighbourhood. However, when those sounds become overwhelming and start disrupting your sleep or everyday habits, they are no longer just background noise, but a much more serious issue – noise pollution.  

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Surviving Christmas while Planning a Wedding - Top Tips to Deal with Stress

When they work with me they know their wedding day inside out! Who does what and when and WHY things are done in a particular way! They create a unique experience for their wedding day. They get a day that guests remember for all the right reasons— for being moving and meaningful and fun!

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Workplace Stress: A 21st Century Health Epidemic

This infographic looks at the costs of workplace stress on both employees and employers and analyses the costs of this stress epidemic on employees, employers and the economy at large.

It also offers some practical tips on recognising symptoms and self-treatment. There is also some advice for employers and human resource managers on how to facilitate a more healthy and balanced work environment for their workers.

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