For many years now we've been well aware of the many ways that sleep has an impact on your health. One of those ways becomes more apparent in the winter months - the impact sleep has on how well your immune system can fight off infection. If you're sleeping less than 7 hours a night, then you're going to struggle to avoid sickness. And the fewer hours of sleep you're … [Read more...] about The Surprising Link Between Sleep & Flu Shot Effectiveness
Before we take a look at how insomnia happens, it's probably useful to take a look at the two different processes that determine when we're awake and when we're asleep. Two Opposing Sleep Mechanisms Mechanism 1 - Sleep Pressure From the moment we wake up in the morning until the moment we fall asleep at night, there is a steady build up in the brain of a … [Read more...] about What Is Insomnia & How Does It Develop?