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Welcome to my blog

There is a lot of information around on the importance of looking after our health, like maintaining a healthy diet and plenty of exercise... Which is all well and good if your aim is just to keep your body healthy. But what about your brain?

From chocolate to coffee and sleep to sharper smarter thinking, join me for an article or three as I share insights, tips and ideas on what it takes to keep your brain operating at full speed, so you can wake up feeling refreshed, happier and healthier every day.

Welcome to my blog

There is a lot of information around on the importance of looking after our health, like maintaining a healthy diet and plenty of exercise... Which is all well and good if your aim is just to keep your body healthy. But what about your brain?

From chocolate to coffee and sleep to sharper smarter thinking, join me for an article or three as I share insights, tips and ideas on what it takes to keep your brain operating at full speed, so you can wake up feeling refreshed, happier and healthier every day.

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It is sleeping brains that learn

It is sleeping brains that learn

Sleep is widely acknowledged as being essential for good emotional, cognitive and general health. The length of sleep matters as does the quality. Sleep comes in 90-minute cycles and our brains need 4-6 complete cycles each night to consolidate learning and lay down...

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Why it’s good to sleep on that tricky decision

Why it’s good to sleep on that tricky decision

If you have ever had to make a difficult decision, it can be a very uncomfortable process. Worrying about whether we will make the right choice can lead to considerable anxiety and headache.Sometimes friends or family sensing your predicament may proffer advice such...

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If you want to sleep (and remember), cut the nightcap

If you want to sleep (and remember), cut the nightcap

It's one of those long held myths. Having a nightcap, such as brandy or a little toddy of whisky with hot milk will help you unwind, and aid sleep.Wrong.Alcohol is definitely not good for sleep. It will make you feel sleepy initially and allow you to fall asleep quite...

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For better sleep and memory cut the screen time at night

For better sleep and memory cut the screen time at night

Having a T.V. in the bedroom is recognised as being bad for sleep and your mood. But now there is a new pest lurking to disturb your sleep pattern. It's smaller than the T.V. but no less disruptive - it's the iPad.My husband was given an iPad for Christmas, which he...

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Why does losing sleep cost us memory?

Have you ever had a late night or had to stay up late to finish some work and found that the next day you are not quite at your usual perky self? After getting less sleep than normal you may notice that you are less focused, a bit fuzzy in your thinking and less able...

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Micro-naps: even individual brain cells have these

Did you know that when dolphins sleep they shut down only one half of their brain? The other half stays awake just in case a shark or other predator comes around. While none of us are likely to have perfected what the dolphins can do, did you know that when we get...

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