Lack of sleep is a health problem for many reasons, not the least of which include its effects on mental and physical performance. Sleep deprivation also interferes with the body’s regulation of weight through signals for hunger and satiety. Poor sleep patterns can contribute to increased hunger and weight gain, in other words, especially where dietary habits are already poor. That doesn’t mean that you can’t take smart steps today to help make tomorrow better. In fact, there are three foods in particular to add to your diet if you’re hoping to get a full night of quality rest.
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If you need help coping with things like stress, and normalizing your body processes, adaptogens may be just the supplement you need. Adaptogens, also called adaptogenic substances, are a type of herbal medicine, used to stabilize your body, and promote homeostasis.
This unique category of supplements can have several beneficial effects – from reducing stress to promoting healthier sleep, and much more. Read on, and learn more about what adaptogens do, how they work, and some of the most common adaptogen supplements.
What Do Adaptogens Do?
Whilst hugs are obviously great for feeling closer to a loved one, did you know that cuddling actually has a range of surprising positive effects that span both physical and mental health? So a little Valentine’s romance could actually help more than just your relationship.
Mattress Online scoured the web for the most common cuddling positions for couples and compiled a top 10 list for our survey respondents to choose from. We found that Brits love getting cosy on the sofa, with the ‘seated snuggle’ being voted as the UK’s favourite cuddle. While men agree with the overall winner, women prefer ‘the chest rest’ – an intimate bed-based hug. Less intimate hugs like ‘The Pretzel’ and ‘Back-to-Back’ ranked lower, showing that UK couples prefer closer contact both on the sofa and in bed.
After a long day of work, it can be hard to come home and get rid of the stress that’s been building throughout the day. Thoughts about unfinished work or your neverending to-do list can cause anxiety and stress to creep up when you’re least expecting it. Here are seven ways you can forget about these worries and reduce stress at home.
1. Prioritize your sleep
One in four people will need a blood transfusion sometime in their lifetime. Read this infographic to find out why and how you should donate blood today.
Did you know that 3,000 blood donors are needed each week in Ireland, yet only 3% of the eligible Irish population give blood? In fact, between the years 2010 to 2015 there was a 21% decrease in the number of new blood donors.
Just over half of the 2000 members of the public, who responded to a survey, admitted to feeling worried or anxious every day.
Dr Felix, a registered online doctor and pharmacy service, conducted a comprehensive survey, which asked how people spend their time each day and the different moods they experience. The company used the results to determine how frequently people feel different emotions and how they spend their time. The survey also asked what activities the respondents would prioritise if they only had one week left to live.
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: