Winter – how do you ensure circulation?

Winter – how do you ensure circulation?

Winter is upon us. Many of us sleep with our doors and windows shut, perhaps with the fan and air conditioning either switched off or turned to heat, depending on where you are. If you do, some of you might look for ventilation. Get fresh air or oxygen into your room,...
Winding Down – the best ways to improve your sleep

Winding Down – the best ways to improve your sleep

Winding down before we sleep, for most of us, means closing our eyes out of sheer exhaustion and praying that sleep comes. Yet, of the people I meet, over seventy per cent report issues with the quality and quantity of their sleep. Which forces you to ask, it is the...
Melanopsin – Its affect on your sleep cycle

Melanopsin – Its affect on your sleep cycle

Melanopsin is a type of photopigment found in your eye. It was first discovered in the eyes of a frog, which is why some scientists joke that we share our eyes with frogs. For now, let us discuss the role of melanopsin in the quality of your sleep. When light hits...
Chronotype – Do you belong in the 5 am club?

Chronotype – Do you belong in the 5 am club?

Chronotype is a classification used to describe your sleep and waking cycles. We know it is important to sleep for eight hours every night. But which eight? Some, like me, wake up most mornings at 4 am. Others do not wake up till 8 am. Books and articles extoll the...