By Anna Magee
Whether you're pre- or post-period affects your sleep - here's how
It's Day 14 in editor Anna Magee's 21 days of sleep remedies blog and she is just realising the effect her cycle has on sleep patterns
by Anna Magee
When it comes to sleep eight hours is said to be the magic number. If you find yourself struggling to sleep and constantly cranky, our Nutritionist Rick Hay explains exactly what to eat for better sleep
No one wants to take Valium, but if you're plagued by insomnia, it's tempting. Anna Magee rounds up natural alternatives - and the best behavioural fixes - to help you finally get some rest
It's day seven, of week one in Anna Magee's 21 days to better sleep blog in which she is trying magnesium therapy. As the first week ends, she is totally signed up to the relaxing, nourishing power of magnesium for sleep
Move over hot, sweaty yoga. The secret for a relaxed, balanced mind and body (and who doesn't want that) is a regular practice of yoga nidra - aka sleep yoga. Healthista's Yanar Alkayat visited The Bermondsey Square Hotel to drift off to another land
Brits are the worst sleepers in the world, a new survey has found. Anna Magee - who is one of them - is testing out 21 days of sleep remedies as part of National Bed Month. This week, she asks: is magnesium the key to better sleep
Heard of ASMR? The so-called ‘whisper therapy’ taking the world by storm could help your insomnia, stress and anxiety. Healthista writer Amanda Lundgren reports
Sleep deprivation could be seriously impacting your life and mood. A new website reveals how Brits are struggling without a good night sleep, and exactly how many hours YOU are losing in a lifetime...
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Professor Espie says people tend to learn techniques to help them quickly break their paralysis. 'They may learn that they can move their finger, eyes, mouth or tongue and that can break the paralysis,' he explains. Partners may also help. 'If someone touches them, it can sometimes unlock their sleep paralysis,' says Prof. Espie. 'If a partner knows it's happening, for example if they can make manage to make a noise, their partner may wake and by touching them, get them out of the paralysis.' Indeed, he says learning to relax and try to go back to sleep can help some people but that obviously is easier said than done.
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