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Dealing With Sleep And Depression

Disrupted sleep is a common side effect of depression. It can cause us to sleep too much or too little. Sometimes it can mean that we wake up during the night.

Here are some tips you can try to help improve your sleep pattern. However, if poor sleep is significantly affecting your life, it’s something you should speak to your GP about.

How To Get Rid Of Fleas In Your Bed

Do your pets share your bed with you? If you have noticed them scratching more than usual, chances are they have fleas. Those pesky little critters get everywhere and are difficult to get rid of if you don’t deal with the signs straight away!

One flea can lay around 40 eggs per day. The eggs look transparent so are extremely difficult to spot. The common signs of flea presence are those little black specks on your pet called flea dirt. Its flea poo.

If your pets share your bed with you, you will find flea dirt on your bedding and that ain't cool. If you have light colored linen its easier to see, but if you linen and bedding are dark then you won't be able to pick up on how much flea dirt your pets are dropping onto your bedding – let alone the eggs.

Do You Struggle To Sleep In The Same Bed With Your Partner?

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.

How To Fall Asleep Using Breathing Techniques

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.

How To Get Your Baby To Sleep Better (6 – 12 months)

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.

How To Get Your New-Born To Sleep Better

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.

How To Get Your Baby To Sleep Better

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.

What Medical Treatments Are Available For RLS?

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 Leg Syndrome - Tips For Relief: Part 3

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.

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