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As the leaves fall does your mood drop too?

As the leaves fall does your mood drop too?

This post looks at Seasonal Affective disorder or SAD. Often called the "Winter Blues", it's a form of depression that can turn these months into a real struggle for some people. Here I'll describe the typical symptoms of SAD and suggest practical steps that will help...

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Do you go to bed wired then wake up tired?

Do you go to bed wired then wake up tired?

Do you go to bed wired then wake up tired? Does it take a considerable effort to get out of bed and into the shower? Do you need several strong coffees before you can even think straight? If so, then going to bed wired is probably the reason. Your mind and body are...

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Troubled by your flakey memory?

Troubled by your flakey memory?

It is a common experience that a problem difficult at night is resolved in the morning after the Committee of Sleep has worked on it. So wrote John Steinbeck in his 1954 novel Sweet Thursday. Steinbeck was drawing on common knowledge. Back in the 1950’s there was...

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Wired-tired when you get into bed?

Wired-tired when you get into bed?

You know how you feel when you’ve had a long day at work, in front of a screen or in Zoom meetings for hours?  You grab ten minutes here and there for a quick break but for most of the day you're full-on. You get a lot done but when you eventually walk away from your...

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Don’t give in, don’t give up

Don’t give in, don’t give up

I had a sleep consultation call with new client earlier this week. At the end of the call we decided it made perfect sense for her to join my Sleep Well programme. "I'm excited" she said at the end of the call "I never thought that this could happen.   I just thought...

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Let your imagination help you to unwind and sleep

Let your imagination help you to unwind and sleep

Yesterday I managed a run in my local park for the first time in ages. Being around the house all day long means I spend more time sitting down with easy access to my food cupboards! My bathroom scales delivered the necessary wake-up call and what with this wonderful...

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Working from home? Maintain healthy sleep with these 5 tips

Working from home? Maintain healthy sleep with these 5 tips

Last week on a call with a colleague to arrange the date for our next virtual meeting, we both had trouble remembering what day it was. "The days are all merging into one" she said. That's what happens when defining structures are removed. It's a bit like going on a...

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How to stop thinking about work when you want to sleep

How to stop thinking about work when you want to sleep

You've done all the right things - exercised, stopped the coffee early, avoided that extra glass of wine with your dinner. You even did some yoga for goodness sake! Yet still you can't sleep! Your mind's still spinning with work. Your frustration builds until sleep...

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Why, for success in 2020, you need sound sleep on your side

Why, for success in 2020, you need sound sleep on your side

It’s New Years Eve and although I’m at my desk now, I’ll be finishing early so I can spend the afternoon cooking for a special dinner this evening.  And then that’s it - tomorrow morning I’m hiding the wine and freezing any remaining cake and pudding 🙂 I love...

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