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We’ve all had dreams we wish were real. Maybe we won a couple of million on the lottery or bumped into a film star in the pub - but then the alarm clock goes off. Sadly however, not all dreams are memorable for the right reasons. Sometimes dreams can be scary, haunting, or leave you…

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Also known as Willis-Ekbom disease, Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS) is a neurological disorder where suffers endure an irresistible urge to move or stretch the muscles in their legs to stop peculiar sensations or discomfort. Some people describe it as feeling like you have ants under your skin. Although often harmless it can be very unpleasant,…

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Think napping’s just for babies and cats? Think again! A well-timed nap can do wonders for our health and wellbeing at any age. After all, there’s nothing nicer than a cosy afternoon nap, especially after a long winter walk or a big Sunday lunch. Many people think that having an afternoon snooze will make you…

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Whether you’ve just started out with a few laps of the park, have recently completed a marathon, or you love a bit of energetic contact sport, sleep is vital to your athletic performance. Speak to any athlete, in any sport and they’ll tell you all about the different things it takes to excel. Many will…

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That age-old question - and if only we had the magic answer! There could be any number of things that wake your little one up at night, but we’ve put together some handy tips to help: Establish a short, simple bedtime routine from around three months old Include plenty of quiet time, turn off the…

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Many people are curious about this one and believe it's a bad idea to go to bed right after you eat – and they’d be right. Logically, it makes sense; when our bodies are trying to process the contents of a full stomach, sleep is virtually impossible. Plus, let's not forget the extra calories and…

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As you’re probably already aware, sleep is vital for your physical and mental wellbeing although many of us don’t get nearly enough of it. Unfortunately, just like knowing you need to eat healthily and keep your weight in check, simply understanding the importance of sleep is only half the battle; we actually need to make…

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The UK is currently basking in a particularly ferocious heatwave and whilst many of us love topping up our tan, come nightfall sleep is a stuffy and impossible task. So whilst another mid-30s scorcher brings thousands to the beaches and pub gardens after work, spare a thought for those who’ve spent the best part of…

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It’s the very early hours of the morning and you suddenly wake up with a horrible sense of fear and dread. You’re sure there’s a weird shadow hovering near the door and a feeling a sheer terror washes over you. Yet you can’t move any of your muscles or even make a sound as you…

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For both animals and humans alike, sleep is fundamental to life just as much as eating, drinking and breathing. It governs so many aspects of our existence, from our mood, weight and immunity to our concentration, relationships and mental health. Indeed, if we don’t have a good sleep routine or we are lacking in sleep,…

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