Wellbeing

Physical wellbeing and mental wellbeing. Sleep affects your wellbeing and your wellbeing affects your sleep.

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How to sleep when you’re stressed

How to sleep when you’re stressed

Stress is a big inhibitor of sleep. In the 2019 sleep survey sponsored by Nanu, stress was the number one reason those surveyed said they didn’t sleep well.  As the world becomes an even more ...
5 things you should know about tracking your sleep

5 things you should know about tracking your sleep

We live in a society where you can track everything about ourselves.  And I mean EVERYTHING.  Where you are, your heart rate, your stress level, how you feel about what you just ate, if you’re ...
How to create the perfect sleep environment

How to create the perfect sleep environment

I’m sorry to say, contrary to the title of this article, there is no such thing as a perfect sleep environment. Stick with me, though. There are too many factors that come into play in creating a ...
7 things stopping your kid from sleeping

7 things stopping your kid from sleeping

If you’ve got kids, you’ll know many things are stopping your kid from sleeping.  Needing a glass of water, another trip to the loo, making sure their cuddly toy has what it needs, pyjamas not ...
How to start living with less & why you should

How to start living with less & why you should

When we think about minimalism or living with less, for many of us, images of frugal living with very little in the way of comfort come to mind. But this isn’t what living with less is about. ...
The myths behind experiences vs. things

The myths behind experiences vs. things

If you read about experience vs. things, most articles will tell you that you should be spending your money on experiences, not things. This is shown to be more beneficial because experiences can ...
10 reasons why you should start getting more quality sleep now.

10 reasons why you should start getting more quality sleep now.

If you sleep then you’re lazy.  Or so we have been led to believe.  But, if you get a decent amount of quality sleep, you are anything but lazy in your waking hours.  And those who don&; ...
Real life… working irregular hours.

Real life… working irregular hours.

Matt is in his early 30’s and has lived in Canada for the past six years.  He works as a bartender at a large hotel and he works irregular hours. He lives with his wife and dog. Matt’s working ...
Bedtime snacks that help you sleep

Bedtime snacks that help you sleep

When we think about sleeping well, we think about making sure we are comfortable, that we don’t consume too much caffeine and that it’s dark, among other things.  What we very rarely pay ...
Is it a myth to think it’s OK to have a TV in your bedroom?

Is it a myth to think it’s OK to have a TV in your bedroom?

I have strong feelings about having a TV in the bedroom.  They shouldn’t be there, especially in a kid’s bedroom. I believe it goes against what a good bedroom for sleeping is and ...
I went completely caffeine free for a week.

I went completely caffeine free for a week.

This will be easy I thought, going caffeine free for a week.  It’ll be sooo easy for you said the Other Half.   I’m going totally and utterly caffeine free for a week. WHY? Because ...
How to keep your sleep sanity when working irregular hours

How to keep your sleep sanity when working irregular hours

If you feel like that rhino looks then maybe you’re working irregular hours and don’t sleep too well? Working irregular hours and shifts which affect your regular sleeping pattern can have ...
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