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Tips for sleeping in the heat

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Tossing and turning, throwing a leg over the sheets and frustrated by the fact that you can’t get to sleep, or that you’ve woken up sweaty and flustered.  These are the familiar signs of yet another uncomfortable summer night. We’ve all been there. Unless you’re willing to run the air con all night (possibly not the most cost and environmentally efficient solution) you need to get creative with ways to stay cool.  Living in Australia, our summers aren’t likely to be cooling down anytime soon. In fact, last summer it wasn’t unusual to experience nights with a minimum of 26...

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Short-Term and Long-Term Sleep Deprivation Effects

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We’ve all been there—looking forward to hitting the hay only to find ourselves unable to fall asleep and staying up all night again. And then the next morning, with bags under our eyes and yawning incessantly, we promise ourselves again that we'll go to bed early. It’s a vicious cycle we find ourselves in. Perhaps you need a new bed or mattress for better sleep? If you’re looking for more reasons as to why we need sleep, think about these sleep-deprivation effects that you'll experience. So what happens when you’re sleep deprived? Weight gain Find yourself reaching for the cookie...

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The world of lucid dreaming

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Dreams reveal our innermost fears, desires, and emotions and yet they’re often out of our control. In fact, they can feel so real that upon awakening, we're no strangers to pounding hearts as we realise with relief (or even disappointment) that it was all just a dream. Lucid dreaming gives us the simple joy of dreaming while still remaining conscious. And sometimes, it can also give us control. What is lucid dreaming? Imagine diving deep underwater, and deeper and deeper still without the need to come up for air. Or floating through space, enjoying the pure delight of feeling completely...

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How to create an achievable New Years resolution

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It’s a new year. Time for a fresh start right? The beginning of a new year seems like the right time to make changes and improve life in the coming year.  So the idea of a resolution makes perfect sense….if you can stick to it. However, according to time management firm Franklin Covey, the reality is that four out of five people who make New Year’s resolutions will eventually break them.  In fact, a third of us won’t even make it past the end of January. Often this is because they are the wrong resolutions. They could be too vague...

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Create a hygge bedroom with these 5 ideas

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You walk into your bedroom and immediately feel at home. This is a space just for you. Throwing yourself on your new bed and letting a happy breath out, you feel at ease. That’s hygge. It’s a Danish concept with no exact English translation but if you’ve felt those moments of complete contentment before, then you’ve experienced it yourself. Hygge, pronounced ‘hoo-gah’, transcends time and seasons. You can embrace it all year round. It's unique to each person but for most of us, our bedrooms are our sanctuary. They’re our safe place, where we can just be. We can even...

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