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

Posted on by Kathryn O'Hara

Sleeping with Rheumatoid Arthritis: Top Tips

What is Rheumatoid Arthritis? Rheumatoid Arthritis is an autoimmune condition affecting 690,000 people in the UK alone. It not only affects the joints, but can also impact on major organs such as the heart, lungs, kidneys and eyes. Living with the condition not only causes physical pain and challenges but sufferers face scepticism from friends, family and co-workers as well as strangers who don’t understand what they are going through. Rheumatoid Arthritis Awareness Week - Get Involved RA Awareness Week takes place this year on 19-25th June with a focus on invisible illness and what goes on ‘behind the smile’.... Read More


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Beauty Sleep is a Real Thing

  New research suggests that sleep deprived people are actually less attractive to others. Not only this, but just a few night’s of poor sleep is enough to make you look more ‘ugly’ with puffy, dark circles and ‘panda eyes’ deterring people from wanting to socialise with you. The study 25 University students were given a sleep tracking kit and sent home to sleep well for two nights in a row before then sleeping for just four hours for two consecutive nights. After both sleep sessions, researchers took make-up free photos to use in the next part of the experiment.... Read More


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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


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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