Many scientists believe that the experience of depression is compounded during the winter months due to the lack of light. Shorter daylight hours cause chemical changes in the body that stimulate the production of the sleep hormone melatonin. This affects some people more than others.
That's not to say that technology hasn't improved the working landscape, because it undoubtedly has. It's just that many of us should ask the question "How do I find a balance where I'm the one in control of technology?"
Doggedly we react to dozen, even hundreds, of emails and texts every day, even if it disrupts our 'down time' and eats into sleep - depriving us of rest and adding to our stress, with all the potential for ill-health that this brings.
One of the most effective ways to shift those pounds while you sleep is to quite simply get more of it. With our hectic schedules nowadays sleep is often neglected, but if you want to lose weight that needs to change. Don't believe us?
Because REM sleep has an unrivalled ability to foster the formation of associative networks in the brain, the medical and scientific communities firmly believe that significantly enhancing sleep will significantly enhance human productivity and potential.
A holiday is far better for your health than you might think. You not only have the chance to escape from the stresses of daily life, but you can stimulate your mind with a new culture and learn healthier habits. It's a great chance to not just relax, but also to improve your physical and emotional well-being, and return home with fantastic memories.
I roll over and look at my wife, she is staring hard at the ceiling, I recognise that look - unless I'm very much mistaken that's her "I've-just-tutted-to-wake-you-up" look. "Did you just tut?" Silence. "Are you okay?" "I'm FINE" *Tut* "Have I done something wrong?" She gets out of bed and starts stomping round the bedroom, viciously pulling the curtains open.
I had £1,000 of my student loan left over which at the time to me was 'a lot 'but at the same time, I never felt the fear of losing 'a lot' of money. I just needed to find the right idea. As many of you will know £1k is still very little to get started when creating an online business so I had to be very strategic and do everything on a shoestring.
Though the waking world is ripe with ideas waiting to be harvested, there are few places so sweetly laden with inspiration as our dreams. Such wonders spring forth to enchant our sleeping souls! The limits of the day slip off easily, and we are left to explore the infinite fascinations of the unconscious realm.
As an alternative health expert the wellbeing thing I know about, I work with it, I teach it, and I believe I am pretty hot on walking my talk. But here's the problem. A year ago my business partner Laura Knowles and I expanded our business... and I have literally run myself ragged.
Sleep is also vital for cognitive restoration, the process by which your brain recovers from mental fatigue. Like the body, the mind needs to be 'recharged' to work effectively and efficiently. Sleep is therefore essential when you need to make split-second decisions, especially when in competitive environments.
We all know how a good night's sleep can do us wonders, and a late night of broken sleep can leave you feeling groggy, irritable and unproductive. But there's a lot more to be said about getting an early night than you may think.
Research was recently presented at the American College of Rheumatology indicating that lack of sleep caused by RA symptoms has been affecting overall quality of life for some sufferers, with women said to be affected on a greater level than men.
Never do I see suggestions for the one thing that, over 90 percent of the time, fixes the actual problem within 24 hours. This one thing is Magnesium. A mineral found in low levels in many foods, it is a component of more than 325 different enzymes in the human body.
The pressure of revision and impending tests can not only affect their waking moments but impact on sleep too. Lack of sleep can then have a detrimental effect on the brain, which can lead to lack of concentration when revising and in the exam hall - and on goes the cycle!
For many the summer is a time of reduced pressures and holidays, but a good night's sleep is not necessarily guaranteed despite your expectation to the contrary. The bedroom environment is crucial during summer months: the extra light and heat are enjoyable on the beach but actually make good quality sleep harder to achieve.