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Why sleep is so important

about what sleep does for us. At the end of the film he discusses how important sleep is to our mental health and why we should all get enough sleep. To watch this interesting and informative film click on the link below: https://www.ted.com/talks/russell_foster_why_do_we_sleep

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Late nights and less sleep may lead to weight gain

What the research has indicated is that people with restricted sleep eat more calories than those sleeping more. … a whopping 550 calories more per day on average! They also found that people mainly ate those calories late in the evening between 10pm and 4am. Not only were people eating more, but the food that […]

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Lack of sleep can lead to brain shrinkage!

This study was completed on relatively healthy adults that were aged 55 and upwards at the beginning of the study. It was completed by the Centre for cognitive Neuroscience, Neuroscience and Behavioural Disorders Programme in Singapore. They asked people to complete an MRI of their brain and neurological testing every two years. In the mean […]

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Stress Hormones can Seriously Damage you Health

In reality, we rarely face-life threatening situations, but we still have the in-built automatic response which activates when our minds perceive we are in danger, regardless of whether the threat is ‘real’. In Exeter and Bovey Tracey, I often see clients who are exhibiting the stress response as a result of a heavy workload, financial […]

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The Importance of Mid-Summer Night’s Dreams

Sleep is important for us as it allows us to process the events of the day. As a rule of thumb we need one hours sleep for every two hours of wakefulness. Without it we can become forgetful, irritable and difficult to make rational judgements. Physically, lack of sleep has been linked to hormonal and […]

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