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Tips on Social Isolation and Sleeping Well

Dr Kat has put together some practical tips on how to sleep well while working from home in the face of Covid-19 to support your health and performance.

Healthy Sleep – What it is and Why it Matters

Chances are that when reading about sleep you’ll have come across the term ‘healthy sleep’ or ‘sleep health’. Often there isn’t much of an explanation what those terms refer to and you might have wondered what they actually mean. What is healthy sleep? And after all, isn’t all sleep healthy? Good questions! Well to answer the second question first: no, not all sleep is healthy. But we can do a lot to make it healthy!


How to use sleep smartly in your business

Employees are an organisation’s biggest asset. Or to be more specific, productive employees are. But what makes employees productive and keeps them engaged? Humans aren’t robots who can be left alone to work 24/7. What do employees need to do if they want to be as effective as possible? The answer is to maintain good health, both physically and mentally. But what fosters these? Sleep.


What to do when you frequently wake up at 3am and struggle to get back to sleep

It’s normal to wake up during the night, we all do it several times. Usually we don’t remember them because not only are they short, we also just roll over and slip back into sleep.

However, when you find yourself lying in bed around the witching hour, as some call it, unable to get back to sleep, quiet quickly your mind starts to get busy with thinking. Racing from one thought to the next with no end in sight, your mind can feel like washing machine stuck in the spinning cycle. Then there is this strong feeling of anxiety in your tummy or chest that suddenly pings up. Your heart is pounding loud and fast. You can’t stop tossing and turning wishing to be anywhere but here in your bed. 


Why some sleep advice might feel insulting to you

We all sleep. It’s a basic human need (and a basic right actually but let’s leave that discussion for another time). But how we sleep differs greatly. Some sleep early, some late. Some sleep longer, others sleep shorter. And some sleep well while others have troubling sleeping. Many menopausal women often struggle with sleep. 


Getting the Light Right – It’s a Win-Win, Harvey.

Anyone who is familiar with the series Suits will recognise Harvey Spector’s corner office – all that beautiful light streaming in through the windows, immediately boosting the mood of anyone who enters, increasing alertness and sense of mission. Then the camera moves to the windowless area the legal associates are placed in. They have only a little daylight – it seeps insipidly through the windows in the doors – and their main source of light is artificial. Without it this people are literally in the dark.


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