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Sleep is trending in the workout world. Fitness tracking apps and devices are increasingly recording our sleep patterns as a standard feature, vital to our health. With all the high-tech workout and recovery tools available to you, should a good night’s sleep be our first investment? How can sleep help physical performance? Sleep for sport…

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Now more than ever, we’re aware of just how important it is to keep our home environments clean, hygienic and healthy. The best place to start? The bedroom. For many of us, our bedroom is the most important place in our home – it’s a sanctuary, a space to relax, and the place where we…

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Forget wrapping the presents, doing endless amounts of food shopping and avoiding family arguments; for many parents, the real stress of Christmas lies in getting excited kids to sleep on Christmas Eve. It’s a magical time for children with plenty of anticipation and excitement, plus the break from usual routines can make them restless. No…

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Parents of young children know only too well that looking after a newborn on little or no sleep can be completely draining, both physically and emotionally. Although it doesn’t always feel like it at the time, this phase doesn’t last forever and sooner or later your baby will sleep peacefully through the night. To help…

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It’s been a long flight but now you’ve finally touched down full of excitement and anticipation. And then it hits you - jetlag! A few hours into your holiday you’re foggy with tiredness, your body aches and you suddenly have an overwhelming urge to sleep at lunch time. The joys of long haul travel.  …

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Lucid dreaming is not experienced by everyone and is not as common as other things like snoring or sleepwalking. It happens when you know you’re having a dream and some people can control what happens during the dream, like the storyline or the people in it. The condition can affect both adults and children.  …

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As any police officer, firefighter, factory worker, doctor, nurse or paramedic will tell you, shift patterns can be hard to cope with when it comes to getting enough sleep. Indeed, anyone who works shifts or late at night runs the risk of significant sleep disorders that can wreak havoc on your home life, not to…

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Whether you’ve just had a couple of rough nights or you’re a chronic insomniac, living with the effects of poor sleep can be a huge challenge. Over time both your physical and mental health are likely to suffer, with issues extending far beyond simply feeling groggy. But the good news is that thanks to the…

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Some people seem to be able to sleep through resurfacing works or a full brass band but most of us would struggle when it comes to sleeping in a noisy environment. So what can you try if traffic noise keeps you awake all night or your neighbour’s dog keeps barking until dawn? The answer could…

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