Sleep Organic Articles — Wellbeing and Sleep

Dr. Chris Murphy
Ways to relieve night sweats

Ways to relieve night sweats

Night sweats are hot flushes that occur while we’re asleep or trying to sleep. While typically associated with reduced oestrogen levels during the menopause, night sweats can occur in a variety of situations – e.g. due to reduced testosterone levels in middle-aged men, after spicy food, excessive exercise, migraines, alcohol, various neurological conditions, fever or allergic reactions, just to mention a few. Night sweats can really disturb our sleep quality and waking up in soaked nightwear and bedding is very distressing.   Here are some really useful ways to counter these dreaded night sweats…   Avoid caffeinated drinks, alcohol and...

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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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Nisa Shah
Saying ‘I love you’ with toxic flowers?

Saying ‘I love you’ with toxic flowers?

As Valentine's day is on the horizon we thought let’s check our flowers, the symbol of love.  Did you know most mass-produced flowers are grown using harmful chemicals? No doubt flowers are beautiful and a cherished symbol of love and passion. This connotation can be traced back to Aphrodite in Greece and Venus in Rome - Goddesses of love. Sadly the situation has become somewhat muddied in our time. Now we are surrounded by cut flowers that are grown with harmful agro-chemicals and pesticides which are damaging the environment, our ecosystem. It's putting florists and people who are working with flower farms at...

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Dr. Chris Murphy
Healthy living between the sheets

Healthy living between the sheets

Imagine yourself taking a walk outdoors. You may be picturing a lovely coastal scene, or a forest setting, or perhaps a stroll in the hills…ah, how pleasant, you can almost taste the clean, fresh air!   Now think again, and get a feel for what it would be like to take an extended, 8-hour long hike along a busy traffic-laden road! Every step of the way you’re breathing in toxic fumes and seeing nothing but the back ends of honking cars. Can you imagine the impact of doing this every day of your life? You’d be crazy to even conceive of such...

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