Stress & Sleep

Do you know what day this is?

It’s a big day for the world’s problem sleepers…  Are you making this mistake before bedtime?  Why you should put a drop of this under your pillow Do you know what day it is today? Yes, it’s Friday, obviously. (Hooray!) But it’s also WORLD SLEEP DAY. I like to think that in an ideal world, that would mean everybody in the world gets to stay in bed for an extra two hours. However, no such luck. This day is more…
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The coronasomnia pandemic

Do you suffer from coronasomnia?  The link between post-traumatic stress disorder and sleep problems  Three ways to get your body and brain into a sleepy state at night Ever heard of the term ‘coronasomnia’? Nope, neither had I until I started researching today’s newsletter. I have been reading so many accounts of sleep problems during this lockdown that I thought it would be good to revisit the subject. Lo and behold, I discovered there was a name for this phenomena:…
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How to unleash your anti-virus hormone

A surprising new weapon for your immune system  How the sleep hormone could help prevent serious outcomes from getting Covid-19  Easy ways to induce melatonin production I’ll admit… There has been a LOT of big news recently. I mean, it’s crazy out there right now. From the situation in the USA… to the escalating rampage of coronavirus… there is so much information to take in. But even so… I’m really surprised that what I’m about to tell you isn’t a…
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Discover how celery could save your Christmas

Find out how you can boost your happiness this year This is why I must say ‘nuts to you all!’ A much maligned favourite that can really help your day At this time of year I usually do my ‘best of’ selection. I seek out my favourite natural health tips from a year’s worth of Good Life Letters and compile them into a festive issue. But this year I’m doing it slightly differently. What with the constantly depressing health news……
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It’s enough to make anyone SAD

Find out why this perennial problem could be worse this year Discover simple ways to beat the winter blues Could a vitamin a day be the answer? Do you remember the Blue Peter tortoises? Initially there was Fred, who very quickly became Freda as one of the viewers spotted that he was a she! Then in later editions there was George (who was famous for doing a runner and being on the missing list for weeks!) Well I now realise…
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How to avoid this heart risk for the next month

Could a yellow family really teach us a health lesson? D’oh! Discover why fear and worry have to be avoided Why being more Zen will get you through Watching the Simpsons feels a lot like staring into a mirror a watching my own family from time to time. Of course there are one or two differences… The Collins folk aren’t yellow. I don’t work in a Nuclear Plant, and I take my health a tad more seriously than Homer. For…
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