Why Dream: Dream Manipulation

Why Dream: Dream Manipulation

Can an iphone app really manipulate your dreams? Why Dream:ON is getting the national press all excited… This week Sky News reported on a new sleep app called Dream:ON, which uses music to influence the sleeper’s dreams. For regular readers of the...
Are you egg-cited for Easter?

Are you egg-cited for Easter?

Easter weekend marks the end of Lent as well as the death (and subsequent resurrection) of Christ. Celebrated by people all over the world, of various Roman Catholic and Protestant denominations, its origins, as well as the etymology of the word ‘Easter’...
Does exercise promote sleep?

Does exercise promote sleep?

The claim from health specialists has always been that the more you move during the day, the better you sleep at night. But why? Is it simply that you work your body into a state to tiredness? And if this is the case then why is it that there are another set of...
Clinical Trials…free money?

Clinical Trials…free money?

It’s been a funny ol’ week, glued to my computer, tapping away, trying to meet several upcoming deadlines. Inevitably, when you’re a writer and a project involves research, you tend to subconsciously find ways to distract yourself. It’s not...
Acupuncture on the NHS

Acupuncture on the NHS

Since my bike-car-accident-extravaganza back in October I’ve had to contend with recurring lower-back issues. These range from stiffness in the morning, easily relieved with some simple stretches to searing pain and inflammation within my sacroiliac joint. Back...
Stick-on blinds and dry January = zzzz

Stick-on blinds and dry January = zzzz

Here we are, halfway through January 2012 already. Sometimes I’m astonished at how quickly life passes and how little we take notice of it. I only became aware of how it’s lighter much later into the afternoon than it was only a month ago. Although a far...