TOP LIFESTYLE TIPS FOR OPTIMISED SLEEP

What’s the secret to a perfect night’s sleep? If only it were that simple.

Think about all the elements that can interfere with a good night’s slumber — from work stress and and family responsibilities to unexpected challenges and stressors, such as illnesses. It’s no wonder that quality sleep is sometimes elusive.

This World Health Sleep Day, I am are providing you with my top five healthy lifestyle habits that may help encourage better sleep.

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ARE YOU S.A.D?

SAD stands for Seasonal Affective Disorder – also known as “winter depression” because it typically begins to manifest as the days become shorter, and the winter months descend. It is estimated that 24% of the UK population are affected by this disorder! Symptoms can include feeling lethargic, low in mood, irritable, depressed, sleepy and can impact our appetite and cravings. 

So how do we combat SAD as we enter the cosy, yet dark and cold winter months…?

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6 ADAPTOGENS YOU NEED IN YOUR LIFE

Adapto-what we hear you say? Yes, I will admit, adaptogens do sound like the name of a group of superheroes straight out of X-men, but these super herbs and plants are nature’s way of giving us mere humans and our bodies, a touch of super-herb support.

You may have heard of adaptogens and their ability to protect our bodies from the harmful effects of stress, whilst also supporting overall health, energy and mood. You might even be keen to add adaptogens to your morning latte, elixir, smoothie or medicinal nightcap, but as a newbie, where do you begin?

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LET’S TALK ABOUT SEX HORMONES

WHAT ARE FEMALE SEX HORMONES?

Hormones are special chemical messengers in the body that are created in the endocrine glands. The endocrine glands are a system of glands that make up what we call the endocrine system, that are spread across the body in places such as your throat, brain, above your kidneys and in your ovaries and testis.

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