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Is the traditional 8 hours sleep myth outdated?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...

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...

Are the long summer evenings making you depressed?

The Daily Mail this week reported on new scientific findings linking a lack of darkness during sleeping hours to depression. The Breathing Relief blog has previously commented on the necessity of darkness in a sleeping environment in order to complement our...

How far would you go to get through the day?

The Hufffington Post this week reported on the rise in non narcoleptic usage of the drug Provigil. Provigil, a wake-promoting drug used to treat certain sleep disorders like narcolepsy, is also being used by some without the sleep disorder to keep them alert and...

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