Perimenopause and Sleep

Perimenopause and Sleep

by Lucienne Steel – Naturopath In the previous post, we talked about the link between your blood glucose levels and perimenopause. In this post, we will be talking about perimenopause and the importance of quality sleep.   Low amounts or poor quality of...
Stress, Sleep & Circadian Rhythm

Stress, Sleep & Circadian Rhythm

Allanah Robinson-Cook – Naturopath   Many of us are starting to understand the negative health implications of stress. Chronic stress is now widely understood as a major causative factor of ill-health including mental health disorders, hormone imbalance,...
Connecting Movement & Sleep

Connecting Movement & Sleep

Nikki Jongedyk РRemedial Massage Therapist  Recent sleep studies have investigated how much we move during sleep. We need to move to keep circulation and oxygen moving through our muscles. During a good nights sleep of 7-9 hours, you will ideally move for a...
The Disruption of Blue Light

The Disruption of Blue Light

Caitlin Hunter – Naturopath   Blue light exposure is the light emitted by electronic devices such as televisions, computers, and smartphones. This can affect the quality of our sleep as blue light exposure suppresses the secretion of melatonin. Melatonin is...
Seven Sleepy Bed Time Rituals

Seven Sleepy Bed Time Rituals

Nicola Raimbert – Osteopath   1. Provide yourself with a quality sleep environment. Ensure you have a comfy bed and pillows. Keep the room temperature cool, but make sure you’ve got some warm blankets to snuggle under. Use black out curtains and, if...
Nocturia

Nocturia

Courtney Payne – Physiotherapist Nocturia – a normal part of ageing? When we sleep our bodies produce less urine and it becomes concentrated so that we are able to sleep long periods without waking to use the toilet. Waking up during the night to empty...