Dr. Chris Murphy
Top Ten Tips for a Good Night’s Sleep

Top Ten Tips for a Good Night’s Sleep

With world sleep day approaching (March 15th), we thought what better time to share with you our Top Ten Tips for a Good Night’s Sleep. Here we go... Be selective - use your bedroom for sleep (and sex) only! The latter, in fact, aids sleep through the release of hormones such as oxytocin and prolactin. The aim is to build up a positive mental association between your bedroom and sleep.   Make your bedroom sleep-friendly. Keep your bedroom uncluttered. It will help calm your mind and is more conducive to gently unwinding. Also reduce light levels (throughout the house) in the...

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Dr. Chris Murphy
Maintaining a balance over the festive period

Maintaining a balance over the festive period

It’s that time of year, busy preparations, rushing around to get everything organised, and ticking it all off on your ever-expanding to-do list. It can get quite stressful! While the holidays are a time of joy and celebration, it can be hard to stay grounded at times. So, we thought a few helpful pointers might not go amiss - ways to maintain your balance and to savour the festive holidays.Tis the season to be (not too) jolly! Certainly the Christmas holidays are a time of celebration. But too much alcohol, especially late in the evening, hugely impacts our sleep, and...

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Nisa Shah
Sleep: The Healing Balm

Sleep: The Healing Balm

How important is sleep for our mental health? October 10th was World Mental Health Day. Being a therapist and running a sleep-related business, I felt a strong urge to write about the connection between our sleep and mental health.  In my psychotherapy practice, I have observed that many clients who suffer from severe anxiety, depression and even mental illnesses like schizophrenia and paranoia are often also plagued with poor sleep. I will be exploring whether a lack of sleep is due to mental illness or if it contributes to mental illness. We’ll also look at what practices help and hinder...

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Dr. Chris Murphy
Feeling the heat? Breathe easier, sweat less, sleep better

Feeling the heat? Breathe easier, sweat less, sleep better

Struggling with night sweats? Choosing quality organic sheets will ensure you stay cooler, as air can circulate much better due to the higher grade, long staple and single ply cotton fibres used to create your bed linen. If you suffer from allergies, asthma, or skin reactions, going organic will dramatically improve your condition. This is because organic cotton uses none of the pesticides or chemicals used in ordinary cotton growing - ingredients that have been linked to severe irritation of the airways, and painful skin complaints like dermatitis and eczema. Furthermore, organic cotton fibres are of a much higher quality,...

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