There are numerous cases where couples are compatible in many ways – except when it comes to sleeping in the same bed.
We all have different sleep patterns, and we all value good sleep. However, when there’s incompatibility in this department, it could put a strain on the relationship.
With a little research on the web its apparent that this is a common issue amongst most couples. The question is, how do 2 people find a way to make sleep time enjoyable – or at least, bearable.
Do you have trouble falling asleep? You’re not alone. Those who can't fall asleep easily complain about anxiety, insomnia, restless legs and a variety of health conditions. The list can be quite extensive.
There are many rituals out there that one can try. But one that tends to go unnoticed, is to simply, breath.
Here are two different breathing techniques we have been recommending to our customers that can aid you in falling asleep. When trying these techniques, it is a great idea to have a pen and paper in reach so that if you have any repetitive thoughts you can write them down so they go away. And you can deal with them in the morning.
In previous articles, we focused on methods to get new borns’ and 3 to 6 month olds’
to sleep better. In this article, we cover the 6 – 12 month old range.
Its amazing how through the various short time periods of their
development, babies react differently to certain methods.
If you’re a new parent, this is probably all seeming very daunting. But be rest assured, every other parent out there has had their fair share of trials as experiences.
Congrats on your newborn baby! You’re possibly a new parent, or perhaps this is your second child and you have some experience. Every baby behaves differently and this could turn out to be a whole new experience for you!
A newborn baby sleeps around 16-17 hours per day, falling to around 15 hours at 3 months, and mostly at day time.
In this article, we will go through a sequence of methods to get your newborn to hopefully fall asleep quickly and easily.
It's 2:45 in the morning. Its the fourth time you’re getting up to tend to your crying baby. And this has been going on for a week!
Parents, we feel your pain. Most of us have been there at some stage of our lives. We decided to write about it. Here are some good tips to try when you are battling to get your little one to settle and sleep. These tips are predominantly for 3 – 6-month-olds.
Your baby will be getting more of their 14-16 hour daily sleep needs at night at this age (fingers crossed). They’ll likely be having three daytime naps totaling three hours or so.
If you suffer from Restless Legs Syndrome and self-help strategies simply aren’t helping you, it's probably time to consider taking the medical approach. We prefer to advocate the use of self-help remedies, but sometimes one has to turn to medical intervention.
With a bit of digging around the net, we have compiled the following info for you, and we truly hope this helps.
Restless legs Syndrome drastically affects your sleep quality, which leads to numerous side effects such as poor work performance, concentration issues, irritability, mood swings and a host of other concerns.
Getting to the bottom of RLS is a sure fire way to improving the quality of your life. We have been posting articles around this topic as its quite extensive. These articles are by no means to be taken as medical advice, as you should really consult your GP for professional assistance. However, there are a host of remedies and methods one should consider first before looking to pharmaceutical aid.
Daily activity, including aerobic exercise and lower-body resistance
training, can significantly reduce the symptoms of restless legs
syndrome in most people.
Choose activities you enjoy, especially those that emphasize using the legs. Try to exercise for at least 30 minutes on most days, although not too close to bedtime. The exercise doesn’t need to be intense.
Simple daily activities such as walking can often deliver all the benefits you’re looking for. In fact, highly vigorous exercise — like training for a marathon, or doing 40kms mountain biking — can sometimes backfire and make RLS symptoms worse.
Tip no 1. Avoid the triggers
Avoiding known RLS triggers is a smart first step to overcoming the problem. In this article and coming articles, you will find a list of self-help tips for relief against Restless Leg Syndrome.
RLS symptoms tend to get worse when you’re anxious and overwhelmed. Anything you can do to keep stress in check will help, including such as meditation and deep breathing.
Cut back or eliminate alcohol
Tough one when you enjoy a glass or few of wine in the evening. Alcohol is known to worsen the symptoms of restless legs, so be cautious about drinking in the evening. Alcohol also disrupts sleep, so you’re more likely to experience a restless night.
Restless legs syndrome (RLS) is a neurological disorder characterized by uncomfortable leg sensations that can interfere with resting or falling asleep.
Experts believe that low levels of iron in the brain may be responsible for RLS. An imbalance of dopamine is also believed to contribute. About 60% of people with restless legs have a family member with the condition, indicating a strong genetic component.
Anyone can have restless legs syndrome, but it’s more common in older adults and women. Mild symptoms of RLS may start in early adulthood and then increase with age.
It is believed that after the age of 50, RLS symptoms can often increase in severity and significantly disrupt sleep. Definitely not something to look forward to if you already are experiencing RLS.
Restless legs syndrome is also common during pregnancy (approximately 40% of pregnant women experience it).
Since this is an extensive topic, in our next article we will look at self-help tips you can try in order to find relief to your condition.