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Sleep and the immune system

Sleep and the immune system are deeply connected, and the quality and quantity of sleep has a direct effect on your immune system. Your immune system works at its best when you receive the necessary quantity and quality of sleep, which is usually around 7 to 8 hours per day. T-cells, sleep and the immune…

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Why deep sleep is important

You may have heard that you need to get eight hours of sleep, but when you’re talking about sleep, the quality matters as much as how long you sleep.  Throughout the night you go through different stages of sleep.  Deep sleep is what allows you to wake up refreshed. Cycles of sleep Stage 1- During…

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How alcohol can impact sleep

‘Tis the season, right? For many people that means an office Christmas party, family gatherings and big celebrations… a few cocktails here, a couple of beers there, a shooter or five… it all adds up and will eventually impact your sleep. In this blog post, we explore how alcohol can impact sleep and overall health.…

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Self-care = getting enough sleep

Self-care is having a moment. I’m sure you’ll see something about it in your Facebook or Instagram feed at least once a day. One thing beauty blogger, Chereen from For the Beauty of It, has discovered is self-care = getting enough sleep. Self-care might be the latest buzzword but it comes with it an important…

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5 tips to beat the winter slump

Dark mornings, gloomy evenings, and gray days in between mean winter is here in Africa — and with the cold season, come the winter slump. Although it has no specific clinical diagnosis, experts at the National Institutes of Health say that winter slump is fairly common. Feelings of sadness, depression, lethargy, and lack of energy…

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Sealy unveils new-look beds built with exclusive Posturepedic Technology

Sealy mattresses revamped to offer improved support, aesthetics and value. Sealy South Africa has recently unveiled its new, refreshed mattress and base sets, all equipped with Sealy’s exclusive Posturepedic Technology. The iconic brand, known for its reliable support, has taken style and comfort to the next level with a new moody grey and black colour…

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Sleep Divorce

Sharing a bed with your partner seems so romantic until the reality sets in. Issues like snoring, blanket hogging, early morning alarms, and even just a preference for different levels of mattress comfort can quickly sap the sexiness out of sleeping together. If you’re struggling to get a good night’s sleep next to your loved…

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Can Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) help you sleep better?

Traditionally, insomniacs have lent on sleeping pills, Hypnotherapy, Acupuncture and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) to try and find the sleep that eludes them. CBT teaches you to recognise negative thoughts (I am worried I won’t get enough sleep tonight) and shut them down to avoid negative behaviours (now I can’t fall asleep as I am…

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Stronger core = better sleep

Can getting stronger abs, get you better sleep? Damn straight it can! A strong core = better sleep. Your diaphragm is a band of muscles that separates your internal organs (like your stomach, liver and colon) from your chest cavity (that contains your heart and lungs). The diaphragm is like a hammock that is pulled tight…

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Help is here for blanket hoggers

Ikea has launched the TOG-ether bundle to help couples sleep better. Inspired by the Swedish tradition of using two single duvets rather than one queen sized duvet, the TOG-ether bundle gives each person their own amount of insulation, but at a cost that that can be is less than buying two single duvets. Whist some…

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Are your finances keeping you up?

We are in a recession people! The petrol price is shooting up whilst Christmas and ‘Back-2-School’ loom just around the corner. With many anticipating no chance of a performance bonus or even a significant annual increase it is no surprise that many are staring at the ceiling instead of falling asleep peacefully. Today’s families just…

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