Why Do I Keep Waking Up at 4am?

Are you consistently waking up expecting the blessed sunshine of a new day only to find you’re a few hours early? If so, rather than anxiously staring at a dark ceiling while ‘04:00’ flashes menacingly on your alarm clock, consider whether it’s one of the following reasons so you can reclaim those sleep hours. Tick … Continue reading “Why Do I Keep Waking Up at 4am?”

The Best Teas To Help You Sleep & Alleviate Insomnia

The best teas to help you sleep… You relax into bed after a long, draining day. You stare at the ceiling for what feels like forever; it seems like no matter what you do, you can’t fall asleep. Does this sound like you? Insomnia and sleep deprivation is a frustrating, disruptive problem with wide consequences … Continue reading “The Best Teas To Help You Sleep & Alleviate Insomnia”

How Does Alcohol Affect Sleep Quality?

Is alcohol before bed a good idea? Unless you’ve been asleep, you’ll know long term excessive drinking is bad for the body. It’s linked to depression, liver failure, heart disease, and some cancers. But even at the less excessive end of the scale, drinking is still a fact of life in many cultures. The average … Continue reading “How Does Alcohol Affect Sleep Quality?”

The Sleep Cycle: What you do while you’re asleep

When you’re asleep, your body performs some crucial functions. We believe that the five stages of sleep are essential in contributing to a happy and healthy life. So, what are these five stages of sleep and what happens during them? Stage 1 Sleep As your body becomes accustomed to sleep, you begin to feel lighter … Continue reading “The Sleep Cycle: What you do while you’re asleep”

How caffeine affects your sleep – and how to stop it

Caffeine is a key part of most people’s daily routine, even if they don’t realise – from coffee in the morning to chocolate and fizzy drinks at lunch. You probably already know to avoid caffeine before bed. It’s one of the key reasons why most people feel groggy in the morning – no matter how … Continue reading “How caffeine affects your sleep – and how to stop it”