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“Sleep is the golden chain that ties our health and our bodies together”

Posted on by Kathryn O'Hara

Why is sleep so important for Fibromyalgia sufferers

When we’re sleeping, our brains are actively working to process the information from the day in to our long-term and short-term memory. Good sleep not only helps our bodies and minds to rest and repair, it allows us to perform better too. What happens when you sleep with Fibromyalgia? Many Fibromyalgia sufferers say they feel lucky if they reach 5 hours’ sleep a night. Do you ever find yourself stuck in a vicious cycle? Pain makes it difficult to sleep, but sleep deprivation means the body can not repair itself - making the pain worse. Lack of sleep also causes... Read More


Posted on by Kathryn O'Hara

Chronic Pain and Mental Health: Surviving or Thriving?

Living with a chronic pain condition can limit your ability to enjoy a full life. Many sufferers are unable to work and often find themselves cancelling plans with friends and family due to a combination of the constant pain and fatigue. It is thought that about 50% of pain sufferers also struggle with anxiety or depression, a much higher figure than the general population. But, how are both physical and mental health linked? What’s the connection? One study of Fibromyalgia patients, carried out in Washington, found that those who also had an anxiety disorder reported more physical symptoms and the... Read More


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Snoring and sleep disturbance: A threat to our health?

National Stop Snoring Week is upon us! The focus this year is on snoring noise and sleep disturbance, and how it affects our health. We know that the sound of our partner snoring can be irritating and lead to a lack of sleep, but that lack of sleep over a prolonged period can lead to serious health problems such as high blood pressure, heart disease and diabetes. The sound of snoring The British Snoring Association states that the noise level that starts to affect sleep is around 40dB. Snoring can range from 50dB to anywhere above 100dB. So if you... Read More


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6 Remedies for Lower Back Pain

If you feel as though you’ve tried everything to ease your lower back pain, but to no avail, these tips might be just what you’re looking for. 1. Release your inner endorphins Through aerobic exercise, massage therapy or meditation, the release of these endorphins will help to block pain signals from registering with the brain. This can also help to alleviate depression, anxiety and stress, all of which can increase pain. 2. Exercise your core Your lower back is supported by muscles in your abs and back. On a typical day, these muscles won’t get a good work out. Try... Read More


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Easy Easter Nest Cakes

The Easter weekend wouldn’t be the same without some chocolate nest cakes topped with mini eggs. If you want to make some for your friends and family, this recipe is so quick and simple, and is great fun to do with children. Here’s what you’ll need: 225g chocolate broken into pieces (A cheap supermarket brand plain chocolate is fine but your favourite chocolate will also work a treat) 50g unsalted butter 2 tbsp golden syrup 75g cornflakes 36 mini chocolate eggs Equipment: Fairy cake/muffin tin 12 paper cake cases Method: Line a 12 hole cake tin with paper cases Melt... Read More