Interesting Facts on Sleep

I came across some interesting facts on sleep recently, which I'd like to share on my blog. My opinions are next to them in blue.   25 YEARS is the amount of time you spend asleep over your lifetime. Wow, that's a lot of time. During sleep time, numerous restorative processes happen that are crucial to keep us alive and function well when we are awake.  Genes associated with restoration & metabolic rate are activated during sleep. This involves hormones too so getting good quality shut eye does boost the immune system, keeping the weight in balance, so in essence slimmer. Also anti-ageing! So you look younger with more sleep.  7.9 million people have used alcohol to help them get to sleep at night. While 6.8 million self- medicate with OTC drugs. That's…
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Say goodbye to Hay fever

Don’t let the hay fever stop you enjoying nature and hugging that favourite tree of yours. As temperatures are rising this week, many of you cannot enjoy the glorious weather and sitting by nature because of your hay fever symptoms.  Named Spring fever!! Typical symptoms are sneezing, red, itchy or puffy eyes, sometimes surrounded by dark circles, swollen nasal passages, a runny nose with a clear discharge, an irritated throat and fatigue. Some of you may also experience itching deep in the ears. Why?? I hear you ask. I'm going to answer below and also give you some great remedies that should help these symptoms and even prevent them occurring next spring/summer. Well hay fever is a seasonal allergy condition triggered by various species of trees, grasses, weeds and other plants whose particles are carried by the wind…
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