Sleep
Keep a sleep diary

Keep a sleep diary

Struggling to get enough shuteye at night? Tracking your sleep patterns in a journal may be the solution. Sleeping is as vital to our bodies as breathing and eating. Without it, life simply isn’t possible. But for many of us, getting a good night’s rest is a constant struggle – and counting sheep just doesn’t […]

Your sleep cycle explained

Your sleep cycle explained

Whether you’re taking an afternoon nap or settling in for the night, your different sleep phases all serve a purpose. Here’s your sleep cycle explained.  The phases of sleep progress in a cycle from phase 1 to REM (rapid eye movement) sleep, after which the cycle starts again. Phase 1 Phase one is light sleep, when you’re […]

Energy drinks – the good, the bad and the ugly

Energy drinks – the good, the bad and the ugly

Need a quick energy boost? Read this before you reach for that energy drink… Energy drinks like V, Red Bull and Mother have taken over storefront refrigerators worldwide and, according to financial analysts, their popularity keeps on growing – also in Australia. A 2012 business review in The Australian reported that sales of energy drinks have […]

Nightmares can predict diseases

Nightmares can predict diseases

Now here’s something interesting: What you dream about can give insights into health problems you could face in the future. Your nightmares can predict diseases. We all know that dreams can be a very good indicator of the emotions we’re experiencing at any given time. The latest research shows, however, that what happens in the unconscious mind […]