Breaking the 8 hour sleep-myth

Is the traditional 8 hours sleep myth outdated? It’s long been stated that we should be sleeping for 8 hours every night. But research into sleep cycles suggests each of our cycles lasts 90 minutes. You should aim to sleep in multiples of an hour and a half so...

What actually is mindfulness?

Mindfulness is the word of the moment. Everyone is using it, even Parliament! But what does it actually mean? The dictionary definition is: 1. the quality or state of being conscious or aware of something. “their mindfulness of the wider cinematic...

Is it “cool” to hate on health food?

We know, we know, you shouldn’t believe everything you read online. Especially about health food. But recently there have been a number of articles picking holes in alternative lifestyles. We’re concerned that this trend of picking holes in alternative...

London 2012

Even before the spectacular opening ceremony, both the UK and international press were speculating on how sleep (or the lack of it) would affect athletes, especially those traveling from afar. It was a major concern for participants suffering from jet lag who feared...

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