Tag: relatable

To the left, to the left

To the left, to the left

Which side do you sleep on?

Left, right, front or back- they can all affect your health.

Sleeping on your back can cause breathing difficulties- a no go for anyone with asthma or sleep apnea.

Sleeping on your right worsens digestion problems (you got to break it down) while sleeping on your left improves digestive symptoms.

Ok, so this all seems a bit far-fetched maybe? But WAIT until you hear the facts.

Experts say the left is better for us, here’s why:

  1. Give your heart a break

One of the biggest players on the left side is your heart. Sleeping on your left means the lymph drainage toward the heart will be aided by gravity, which means less work for your heart.

2. The clean, mean fighting machine 

The spleen, which is part of the lymphatic system is also on the left. The spleen is much like a giant lymph node, expect apart from lymph, it also filters blood. Helping the lymph and blood to drain with gravity is a good thing.

3. It reduces heartburn

Let us know which side you feel most comfortable sleeping on!

Take our poll or comment below!

Happy snoozing,

Rebecca

A lack of sleep will kill me- Eamonn Holmes

A lack of sleep will kill me- Eamonn Holmes

Meet Eamonn- Irish journalist and broadcaster who survives on only 4 hours of sleep per night and is worried his job will kill him.

Working 18 hour shifts isn’t easy either.

‘Every year I get a health check-up and the doctor says I’m ok, but I think sleep deprivation is a very bad thing.

‘I’m good at it but I’m sure it will kill me at some point. I’m up at 4am and I do my job, then fit in lots of other things – sometimes I’m not home until 9pm…’

Read more here

Have you experienced sleepless nights like this?

Share your story! Comment below!

Snoozing not loosing,

Rebecca

Nudes or prudes?

Nudes or prudes?

Do people actually wear pajamas?

In a survey by the National Sleep Foundation , one third of UK said they sleep nude.

Another survey down under found only 18% of Aussies choose to sleep naked.

Experts say sleeping naked is better for your health. Here’s why:

  1. PJ’s are a breeding ground for harmful bacteria

Your private parts will thank you! Underwear and PJs keep heat and moisture locked in- which means those bacteria are having a party.

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2. Keep your cool

Studies show that cooler temperatures of about 18 (°C) are better for a restful night. Your body temperature rises and falls with your sleep cycle. If the air in your room is too hot,  it may interfere with your body’s natural dip and keep you tossing and turning at night.

We challenge you to try it out this week! Let us know in the comments below what worked!

Keep on snoozing!

Rebecca

Will YOU choose to snooze?

Will YOU choose to snooze?

Are you getting enough shut-eye? Take our new poll to find out!

The Sleep Stealers

What’s been stealing your precious sleep?

I hate to break it to you, but some foods make bad bedtime snacks.

Think back to the those times you indulged in a “snack attack”- did you eat any of these foods?

  • potato chips
  • spicy instant noodles
  • coffee
  • pizza

Caffeine, spicy and heavy, high-fat foods are among the worst offenders.

A recent study shows that caffeine taken 6 hours before bedtime can have significant disruptive effects on sleep.

Moral of the story: refrain from coffee and energy drinks at least 6 hours before lights out. Avoid these drink as they act as stimulants, causing sleep fragmentation.

Can’t live without coffee?

Research shows that diets high in nutrients like hexadecanoic acid (found in butter, red meat and cheese) may also affect rest.

Next time you’re craving a late night snack, try these options instead:

  • whole grain crackers with turkey
  • a banana
  • a boiled egg and toast
  • dried fruits, seed and nuts

Happy Snoozing!

Rebecca