I’ve written before (The BIGger Picture) about that as humans, we have an innate drive to be accepted. Most of us like to feel ‘normal’. We like to know that our choices are within a range that does not raise social alarm bells in those from who seek approval – consciously, or subconsciously. All animals […]
My one piece of advice….
In an interview just after my book’s release in Canada, a journalist from The Globe and Mail in Toronto recently asked me a fantastic question. On reflection, I was surprise that no-one had actually asked me this question before. And the question was….. “What would be my No 1 piece of advice for a person […]
Don’t blame it on the sunshine, moonlight or good times… blame it on the cortisol.
A Swedish study has found that we look terrible when we are tired. While, I respect all research, I don’t think these findings are going to come as a big shock to anyone. We’ve all had the unpleasant experience of our own frightening reflection after a night of no, or bad sleep. The main purpose […]
Position, position, position…
My last post featured research undertaken by Patti Wood on what your sleeping position says about your relationship. If you happen to have read that, you will know that I can’t say Patti’s hypotheses filled me with confidence, nor made me nod my head in agreement or wonder. However, recent (scientific) research has piqued my […]
Positioning oneself for success…..
There have been a number of articles recently about findings by Patti Wood – a body language expert – around what your sleeping positions reveals about the state of your relationship. Patti tells us that: Because your subconscious mind controls the way you sleep with your partner, sleep body language can be an amazingly accurate […]
Since delving into the world of separate sleeping, a relationship dynamic has consistently confused me. To explain this confusion, I’m going to step you through the thought path that leads me to contort an expression of equal parts anger, frustration, confusion and frustration. (I would take a picture, but I don’t think it would do […]
Three sleep reads….
The New Yorker recently ran a three-part series on sleep. Written by Maria Konnikova, I thought it a most appropriate link to provide to celebrate the end of Sleep Awareness Week in Australia. I hope there is some wisdom and interesting reading for you. Sleep well.
Gotta love a good tip…. or 9
Readers of my blog will know that I just love sharing information about sleeping – the good and the bad. I have written a number of posts that share advice and tips about how to get a better night’s sleep – and this is another one. While there are some basic (and obvious) ideas around […]
An article today in the UK’s Daily Mail starts with some vague references to vague studies about how couples who sleep together live longer, and follows that with ‘a recent study’ which found women who sleep with a partner have lower levels of cortisol and are therefore less stressed than single women who sleep alone. […]
Don’t forget to do something about your snoring..
While I’m the first to bemoan the impacts of my husband’s snoring on my sleep, I am also aware that snoring is a health risk for those predisposed to the condition. Recent research from the NYU Langone Medical Center has found that heavy snoring may be linked to memory loss and cognitive decline. Unfortunately, these […]