How does sleep affect your mood?

Vital for general health and wellbeing, sleep also makes us more alert and energetic and is essential for cognitive skills such as speech, memory and innovation. Sleep and mood are very closely connected as sleep is a major contributing factor to mood. Moods are emotional and temporary states of mind which can influence behaviour. These … Continue reading “How does sleep affect your mood?”

Do sleeping aids work and should I be using them?

What are sleeping aids? Your doctor may recommend that you take a sleep aid to help you to fall asleep, sleep longer during the night and/or wake up less frequently. There are many types of natural sleeping aids as well as herbal remedies to try. Read on to discover how sleeping aids can work for … Continue reading “Do sleeping aids work and should I be using them?”

The Effects of Sleep Deprivation on Your Body

Do you have trouble sleeping? Fighting away the tiredness to watch just one more episode of your favourite show on Netflix? Or perhaps you find yourself tossing and turning all night because you just can’t get comfy? The National Sleep Foundation found that sleeping for less than 7 hours a night can have serious emotional, … Continue reading “The Effects of Sleep Deprivation on Your Body”