Health news

Here's the science on three traditional sleep remedies

Sleep is essential for good health. Poor sleep quality, or not enough sleep, can negatively affect our mood, cognitive function, and immune system.

Brain health

How you may be doubling your risk of dementia

The older we get the rarer those nights of deep, restorative sleep, but the evidence is overwhelming that good sleep is essential to good health.…


Is melatonin or magnesium a better sleep supplement?

Melatonin is a hormone, whereas magnesium is a mineral. Both affect your sleep, but in very different ways.


How to make sleeping in the heat more bearable

Here are a few simple tips to help you cool down in the evening and maintain a comfortable temperature throughout the night.


Is sleeping naked better for your health?

Dr Sarah Brewer tells why some people should ditch the PJs.


What is deep sleep and how can you get more of it?

You may have heard that adults need between seven and nine hours of sleep each night. But the quality of sleep you get also matters.…


How to … tell if you're oversleeping and what to do

If you're getting enough sleep, but still feel tired, this may be the problem.


Nutritionist tells how he tackled insomnia

Nutritionist Rob Hobson battled insomnia for years - here's how he finally managed to fix his sleep issues.

Health news

The dark side: How too much light is making us sick

Artificial light is disrupting our internal clock, disturbing our sleep and affecting our health.

Health essentials

Here's how the festive period can affect your sleep

Stress, overindulgence and those late nights can really have an impact on your sleep cycle. Here's how Christmas can affect your sleep.


Are night sweats anything to worry about?

Night sweats are often so heavy that your clothing and sheets are soaked to the point where you have to change them. Here are some common causes of night sweats and when to see your GP.

Pain Management

How your sleeping position impacts your health

Sleeping in some positions can make it more difficult to breath, limiting airways and reducing blood flow, while others put strain on your spine and neck, causing back pain.

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