My husband and I are living a life of borrowed time (literally) grabbing a few hours where we can and relying on caffeine and sugary awfulness to see us to the end of each day. We've found ourselves squabbling over who's had more sleep and completely losing the plot if one of us dares to yawn on shift,
As a hypnotherapist I decided to use hypnosis to help my daughter settle at bedtime and it worked brilliantly. My daughter called it sleepy voice and we both came to love it. I used it from around 18 months onwards and for the first few years I used it at least three times a week
Sleep deprivation impacts directly on children's mental, physical and emotional wellbeing. Children need to get a good night's sleep in order to learn and play, this is particularly important during the early years when so much brain development takes place.
My personal story with burnout left me living life on a constant knife's edge of anxiety. As if every day of my life had been an abyss of poor choices, and self-loathing. The daily fear battle I was fighting around the impact have on my future was real.
Put a pair of shoes on as soon as you wake up. This is one of the best hacks I have ever heard. Learned from a Reddit AMA, no less. As soon as you wake up in the morning put your shoes on, even if it's with your pyjamas. Why? Because it's hard to get back into bed if you're wearing shoes!
It's a sad fact that modern culture disregards dreams as nothing more than an overactive imagination; and nightmares as belonging only to minds of children. It often leads to lucid dreaming being dismissed as a new age fad. Caroline believes it has the power to open up a whole new world of creative exploration, fun and self-discovery when used correctly.
It is only when we arrive at a time when the body, we thought we knew, may not be as reliable as we hoped that our perspective may be open to change. Hidden, darker thoughts may finally then emerge which we have kept locked away or we were never even aware of. Previously perceived security and certainty in the present moment is nakedly revealed for what it truly is; an entertaining illusion.
Nightmares can leave us frightened and disturbed, sweating and out of breath. We may scream, cry, kick, grind our teeth, wet the bed and more - all in our sleep, when nightmares happen. We can feel shocked, traumatised and terrified, with our hearts racing and ears ringing.
Summer is an excellent time to take a brief pause from a busy year and reflect on progress made in the first half of the year before beginning the second. Though relaxation is deserved, life has a vexing tendency to throw up unexpected events; staying productive and working through constant challenges will hopefully create a more productive second half of 2016. The following six steps are aspects worth considering to enhance your work rate.
It's 8pm. You've had a long day. You want to sit down, want to eat something, probably have a glass of wine, decompress a bit. And instead you're on your knees, begging, coaxing and pleading with your toddler to get into bed, to stay there, to close their eyes, to please.... PLEASE go to sleep...
Often though we may be restless, find it difficult to drift off to sleep or awaken during the night, fully alert and unable to go back to sleep after only a few fitful hours. Let's look at how even busy people can negotiate with their lives and find ways to support a deep, refreshingly satisfying night long sleep.
Tiredness from lack of sleep doesn't just make it hard to function the next day. Sleep problems like insomnia can increase our risk of health problems such as obesity, type 2 diabetes, heart disease and depression. Being tired also reduces will-power making it harder to lose weight and keep up healthier behaviours.
Are you fed up with being surrounded by happy, smiley people? Do you want to bring more misery, stress, anxiety and depression into your life and the lives of your loved ones? Then here is your handy guide.
Unlike my sister or boyfriend who can fall asleep as soon as their heads hit the pillow, it takes me a good half an hour to relax in bed let alone finally drift off. It also has to be dark, warm and deadly silent. But sleep is pretty important and recently, after reading a tonne of articles confirming this, I've tried to focus on getting more sleep per night.
Do you see how instantly, your predictable platitudes become a bit edgy? It is also an excellent idea to describe your blog as 'a bit sweary' or 'partial to profanity', or something equally contrived, somewhere on the homepage to draw in the cursey crowds.
Whether you are suffering from an anxious mind, the side-effects of prescription meds or a chronic condition (such as IBD or arthritis) good sleep can often be hard to achieve!It can often seem like your mind is racing and the harder you try, the more difficult nodding off seems to be. Since sleep is such a common problem, today I'm sharing my top tips for a perfect night sleep.