Sleep Organic Articles — Wellbeing and Sleep

Nisa Shah
Ouch! Are you sleeping on heavy metals?

Ouch! Are you sleeping on heavy metals?

Organic cotton will improve your health and our planet's health! A bold claim, so let’s delve a little deeper and see why. Every day tens of thousands of highly toxic chemicals are used in the production of textiles. This makes the textile industry the second largest contributor to pollution after the oil industry. The toxic waste produced is then disposed of in our rivers and seas. The waste is extremely dangerous and hazardous for our health, especially for farmers and garment workers who are heavily involved in the production phase. Our wildlife and climate also suffers with the current method of disposal....

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Dr. Chris Murphy
A guide to buying the best bedding

A guide to buying the best bedding

Sleep is a crucial contributing factor to our health and general sense of wellbeing and yet it receives less attention than other key determinants such as diet and exercise. And while we are normally very conscious about what we put in our bodies (our diet); what we put on our bodies, particularly our bedding, receives even less attention.   To choose the best bedding for a healthy and sound sleep here are three important factors to consider:   (1) Your bedding should be made with 100% natural fibres. Natural fibres (e.g. cotton, linen, wool) are more breathable than synthetic ones and...

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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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