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What is Serotonin? Serotonin is a neurotransmitter and has a variety of functions in the nervous system. These include thermoregulation, mood, appetite memory and activity in the body clock. It is a precursor for Melatonin and affects sleep-wakefulness. Within the sleep cycle itself, the overall effect of Serotonin is to promote ‘wakefulness’, although it may […]

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What does declutter mean? Consistency and clutter… two buzz words in the world of sleep. Good sleep hygiene starts with consistency waking up and going to sleep at the same time seven days a week (preferably without an alarm) – this general rule is proven to give the best sleep. Making your bedroom cool, quiet, […]

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As many as 90% of us report a decrease in energy and lower mood in the winter. Generally, we assume that this is due to the decrease in light and the gloomier days getting us down. This is commonly referred to as the ‘winter depression’ or ‘winter blues’. In fact, for some, the impact of […]

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If losing a few pounds is one of your goals in 2018, the best place to start could actually be your bed, rather than the gym or your diet. Did you know when you lose sleep you can gain weight? “But how and why can I gain weight from lack of sleep?” There are lots […]

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Christmas is almost here with lots of fun, food and family time. It often starts on Christmas Eve with slightly less sleep, with getting your little ones to sleep a little stressful due to the excitement of Santa coming. Here are my ten tips to help your children get the best possible sleep and to […]

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Christmas parties are a great way of raising your spirits in the darkest month of the year, but they can take their toll on your body. With the accumulated loss of sleep, hangovers, and rich food you may feel wiped out even before getting to Christmas. Here are some tips to help you to thrive […]

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It would seem that after the clocks went back and with the nights getting darker much earlier, a lot of us tend to want to sleep slightly more. For some this is associated with the winter blues and even Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). For others it is seemingly just what happens. Whilst there is no […]

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As many as 90% of us report that our mood and energy levels are affected by the change in the seasons and we change our lifestyle in reaction to this. Some of us slightly eat and sleep more. As many as 1 in 5 of us, with a firm dislike of the gloomier shorter days, […]

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In an ideal world, we would not need an alarm at all. Instead, we would wake up when our body clock decided, refreshed after the right amount of sleep. Yet, for the vast majority of us, given we can’t afford to miss our Monday to Friday wake up time for work or the school run, […]

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The Sleep Site is all about providing information and tips on sleep and helping you to get to sleep easily at night and wake up feeling refreshed in the morning. My belief is that perfect sleep starts in the morning , rather than at night. In our modern 24/7 lifestyle our time first thing is often the only part of […]

The post Ten Morning Tips for Sleep Success appeared first on The Sleep Site.

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