Stress & Sleep

The benefits of hot cocoa and a book

relaxing cocoa

Revealed! The amazing benefits of treating yourself The life-extending power of a good book How hot cocoa improves your health The other night it was pouring with rain. It had been pouring all day. And the day before. All with the wind constantly rattling our garden fence, like the chains of an anguished prisoner. This winter… It had gone on long enough. I felt a little under the weather, a bit down in the dumps and… just tired, really. Do…
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Are you a lion, wolf, bear or dolphin?

Better sleep

If you get insomnia, this may reassure you… Why sleeping all night is not actually ‘normal’ Which of these four types are you – lion wolf, bear or dolphin? Trouble sleeping through the night? It’s hugely frustrating, I know. I’ve had my own bouts of insomnia, usually caused by worry and stress. But for many people, it’s not something that happens occasionally. It’s just a way of life and it’s maddening. However, this may reassure you a little… It’s not…
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More proof that the good life is healthier for you…

a healthy siesta

Can this really be the best medicine? This is a checklist we could all do with following How could Dracula’s pet hate be a saviour? On cold, wet and dark days like these my mind wanders to our summer break to Portugal. Long lazy days spent with the family, bathed in the Mediterranean sun and delighted by fresh grilled fish, salads and local wine… …now that’s living alright! And a new study has found yet another reason to think that…
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The Blue Monday myth exposed

Blue Monday and health

The sneaky truth behind Blue Monday  How a recovering survivor found a link between vitamin D and cancer  How to reduce your flu risk by 42% Hi, How did you get on with ‘Blue Monday’? If you don’t already know it was on the 20th January, which is now enshrined in lore as ‘the most depressing day of the year’. In my opinion, this is the silliest of the new ‘special days’ of the year we have now. Black Friday…
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This is a weird question, and it’s about your tongue

Is a fat tongue a cause of sleep apnoea

Urgent news for heavy snorers Is your tongue showing this danger sign? If so, here’s how to reduce sleep apnoea and improve your breathing at night Here’s a weird thought… But could your tongue be overweight? I’m not talking about a cosmetic vanity issue here… This isn’t about fat-shaming your tongue. As far as I know, it’s not common for people to sit around gossiping about how fat someone’s tongue has become. “I saw Ray Collins for the first time…
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This could help get rid of your anxiety…

How to de-stress naturally

This could help get rid of your biggest woes this January… 3 natural soothers you can take to bust the winter stress A tea that reduces anxiety  Welcome to the new decade! Yes, it’s the 2020s. My jetpack is all fired up and ready to go… I have my eternal-life pills in my hand, ready to swallow…. And thanks to the advanced technology of the 2020s, I can look forward to a stress-free decade of leisure. Erm…. Maybe not. But…
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