General Health

Causes of Insomnia

Almost all animals need sleep and we know that, for humans, a lack of sleep is not only extremely frustrating, but it can also be very detrimental to health. Causes of insomnia? If you’re suffering from insomnia, as well as wondering hoe to conquer it, you may also be wondering “Why Me? Why am I […]

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Melatonin and Sleep

What does melatonin do? We hear about internal body clocks and circadian rhythms, but what are they and how do they work? Melatonin is a hormone, produced in the pineal gland in the brain from Seratonin. Amongst other functions, Melatonin regulates levels of sleepiness and our circadian rhythm. The pineal gland receives information about the light levels […]

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Sleep Stages and Sleep Cycles

The brain, it seems, needs to switch off from its conscious state for a certain period each day in order to ‘recharge’. I say conscious state because, of course, it doesn’t shut down as such and can actually be very active. Sleep Stages You may have heard of 2 different patterns of sleep called REM […]

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