Posts Tagged: sleep

Smartphones are perfectly designed to disrupt sleep

The mobile phone is possibly one of the most important tools we’ve ever developed, allowing us almost ubiquitous access to information and communication. And oddly, it’s also one of the most harmful, keeping us up late into the night working, answering emails, texts or just playing on social media. Because they keep us mentally engaged… Read more »

Sleep to help you remember

Sleep is somewhat like the miracle that’s hidden in plain sight. The more we delve into it, the more essential we find it. Sleep weaves its way into our waking lives in many subtle ways. How well we sleep can be affected by what we eat and lost sleep can shorten your life. Some people… Read more »

The five foods that will help you sleep better

Bananas Believe it or not, Bananas have been called the “sleeping pill in a peel”. They contain potassium and magnesium which are both known muscle relaxants as well as an amino acid that your body converts to serotonin and melatonin – both aid in relaxation and sleeping. Cherries Cherries are one of the only foods… Read more »

Shut your eyes, boost your memory

Brain exercises and study binges are being given the boot in favour of closing your eyes and relaxing when it comes to allowing information to really take root in your mind. It seems that when encountering information for the first time, the brain begins to form memories, but there are further neural processes that have… Read more »

Do flamingos carry the secret to good sleep?

When you think of Flamingos, what pops into your head? Miami? Pink? Standing on one leg? I bet, however, the first thing you think of is not a cure for sleep disorders. But, it might not be as ridiculous as you think; Seth Roberts has written about the effects standing has on quality of sleep…. Read more »