Sleeping Problems

Sleep: Being A Night Owl Can Affect Your Health

Last year, I told you about the difference between ‘social sleeping time’ and ‘natural sleeping time’, and how getting too little sleep at the right time can cause ‘social jetlag’. Social jetlag is not a measurement of sleep duration but of sleep timing. In other words, are you sleeping during the times that are best […]

Sleep: Whatever You Do, Don’t Hit The Snooze Button…

If you are anything like me in the mornings, then you probably don’t wake up naturally on a typical workday morning — it’s more likely that the cruel ring of an alarm clock shocks you out of sleep. The next thing to follow, is hitting that snooze button… anything for a few extra minutes sleep […]

Ambien and Lunivia Could Land You In Hospital

You’ve heard all the insane stories…people sleep-driving, sleep-cooking, and sleep-exercising. Yes, “hypnotic” sleep aids like Ambien and Lunivia (Lunesta in the US) have caused some unusual behaviour. Now we’ve learned it’s even worse. Because those who use sleeping pills like Ambien and Lunivia as little as 18 times per year are more than THREE times more […]

Taking A Sleeping Pill Could Prove Fatal

Last summer, 68-year-old US film director Tony Scott committed suicide. He jumped from a bridge in Los Angeles. Scott was successful and well liked. Friends say he was enthusiastic about several big projects he had in the pipeline. Early reports speculated that he had inoperable brain cancer. That turned out to be a false rumour. […]