5 Things Keeping You Awake Over Christmas, Explains a Sleep Expert

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  • For the most part, Christmas is pretty good fun. But, alongside the late nights, rich party food (read: chocolate for breakfast and canapés for dinner) and flowing alcohol, come sleepless nights and exhausted mornings.
  • If you find your sleep pattern is in disarray this festive season and you struggle to get a good night’s sleep, a report by holistic sleep expert Christine Hansen might help.

What’s keeping you awake over Christmas?

For the most part, Christmas is pretty good fun. But, alongside the late nights, rich party food (read: chocolate for breakfast and canapés for dinner) and flowing alcohol, come sleepless nights and exhausted mornings.

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Some Sleeping Advice is Actually Wrong — What to Do Instead

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  • Poor sleep makes us miserable. Not only that, but research has shown that if we don’t get enough sleep, it can be bad for our mental health, result in poor performance and concentration, and in the long term can increase our risk of diseases like cancer and Alzheimer’s.

  • No matter how many times we are told about the risks of not sleeping enough, it’s still something too many of us compromise on. The following article reveals some of the mistakes you might be making, and how to rectify them.

8 common things you should never do when you’re trying to get a good sleep, according to an expert – and what to do instead

Sleep is something we are too willing to compromise on. Poor sleep can be bad for our physical health and our minds. Sometimes the things we try to do to get a better night’s sleep aren’t actually helping us. Here are some of the mistakes we are making and how to rectify them.

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Opening Windows, Doors Could Help You Sleep Better

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  • Researchers say ventilation in a room can reduce carbon dioxide levels and help you sleep more soundly. It might be as important as room temperature.

  • According to the study, published in the journal Indoor Air, about a third of an average person’s life is spent asleep, and sleep environments often have poorer ventilation rates compared to our typical living environments.

Opening Windows, Doors Could Help You Sleep Better

Open your windows and doors. A new study from the Eindhoven University of Technology in the Netherlands suggests those simple steps prior to going to bed can reduce carbon dioxide levels and improve sleep quality. The study found that opening windows and doors improved ventilation and airflow in bedrooms. It improved the quality of sleep in 17 healthy participants.

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The 11 Foods That Will Help You Sleep Better Tonight

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  • People have been using food and herbs traditionally for centuries to help them nod off, from cups of hot milk to chamomile tea. Now, we’re starting to understand the reasons behind some of the foods that help calm the body and promote a restful night’s sleep.

  • Certain amino acids found in foods can help with sleep by nourishing the nervous system. One of those being closely studied right now is L-theanine, dubbed ‘the relaxation amino acid’ and found in green tea, black tea, white and matcha green teas. L-theanine is an amino acid found to enhance sleep and also help reduce anxiety in a growing number of scientific papers.

The 11 foods that will help you sleep better tonight

Rick Hay is an Australian nutritional therapist who is now based in London He is a lecturer in weight management at the College of Naturopathic Medicine His comments come after a survey last week found Brits are struggling to sleep It’s official, we don’t sleep enough.

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Sleep vs. Exercise?

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  • Sleep is important for workouts, reducing the risk of injury and allowing muscles to recover from exercise. Lack of sleep weakens the immune system, making people more likely to become sick — which means missing workouts.
  • Going to bed late, particularly if you’re using electronic devices and sitting under bright lights before bedtime, shifts the body’s circadian rhythms later. People still need around eight hours of sleep per night.

Sleep vs. Exercise?

Q. For working parents, it’s difficult to find time to exercise during the week, and early morning is often the only time slot available. Is it better for my overall health to get eight hours of sleep per night during the week but not have time to exercise, or to get six and a half to seven hours of sleep per night and fit in a morning workout?

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Sleep Tight: Are You Ignoring One of the Pillars of Good Health?

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  • The four pillars of health and well-being are nutritious food, regular movement, stress management and getting enough quality sleep. No matter how well you eat and how regularly you exercise, chronically skimping on sleep will hurt you.
  • Weekend catch-up sleep helps — but not with the brain-function part, and some research suggests those impairments may add up over time. Plus, daytime sleepiness makes it harder to commit to regular exercise or make nutritious food choices, causing additional hits to your health.

Sleep tight: Are you ignoring one of the pillars of good health?

Skimp on sleep, and your body will make you regret it. Here are tips for a healthful sleep cycle. Share story Do you feel like hibernating this time of year, or do you find yourself skimping on sleep even when it’s dark by 4 p.m.?

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You’ve Been Sleeping on Planes All Wrong

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  • Airlines have been promoting luxurious business and first classes that feature many tempting ways to drift off in the clouds for a few hours — but how can you get the best sleep on a plane, no matter where you’re seated?
  • Aircraft seating and interiors designer, Adam White (director of Factorydesign, London), offers some practical tips to sleep better onboard, whether you’re at the back, middle, or front of the plane.

You’ve Been Sleeping on Planes All Wrong

Some people can sleep standing up, but for the rest of us, there are expert strategies to increase our chances of restfully snoozing in the skies.

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Five Ways To Prioritize Sleep And Wake Up A Better Employee

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  • Sleep affects many of the entrepreneurial and corporate skills that help us thrive in the workplace. The Journal of Sleep Research found that a night of sleep loss can even affect basic daily routines.
  • Studies in recent years have identified a relationship between lack of sleep and some of the top cancers in the United States. Here are 5 ways that we can take a stand as leaders and prioritize sleep for our health, career, families, and communities.

Five Ways To Prioritize Sleep And Wake Up A Better Employee

Unfortunately, I never paid much attention to the link between refreshing rest and career development. I then had a serious ‘ah-ha’ moment in the spring of 2017 experiencing severe sleep deprivation as a new parent. Sleep affects many of the entrepreneurial and corporate skills that help us thrive in the workplace.

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I Found The Secret To Improving My Health… It’s Called Better Sleep

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  • We live in a society that demands our constant attention all the time. We are over-worked, stressed out, have poor diets and we are all collectively sleep deprived. The worst part is, we forced ourselves to forget how to sleep well. We forced ourselves to un-learn good sleep habits.
  • Instasleep, with its catchy marketing, is a new arrival to the market. Its like a useful altoid insofar as you take one before bed, it dissolves in your mouth, you sleep, and you wake up in the morning feeling rested.

I Found The Secret To Improving My Health… It’s Called Better Sleep

I have a confession to make. I suck at sleeping. I have been this way most of my adult life. My inability to sleep well had a lot to do with the bad habits I developed over the years. I use to do all the things that the experts would tell you NOT to do.

 

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How to Design Your Ideal Workday Based on Your Sleep Habits

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  • There are four types of people in the world–or rather, animals: bears, lions, wolves, and dolphins. Each represents a so-called “chronotype” that describes your body’s natural sleep habits and energy patterns.
  • Board-certified sleep specialist and The Power of When author Michael Breus believes, that your chronotype can offer a roadmap for taking advantage of your body’s natural energy flows.

How To Design Your Ideal Workday Based On Your Sleep Habits

Chances are you don’t start work in the morning without first having a cup (or several) of coffee. But as board-certified sleep specialist and The Power of When author Michael Breus sees it, exactly when you should have caffeine depends on your sleep type.

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