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5 Ways To Get A Better Night’s Sleep

While it might feel impossible to get a good night’s sleep nowadays, there are a few ways to switch-off your body and relax before bedtime. Beauty sleep is certainly no myth – after all, a woman needs her eight hours per-night, right?

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5 Ways To Get A Better Night's Sleep

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Log off

Make sure all phones, tablets and laptops are turned off at least two hours before you hop into bed. The constant light could be harming your eyes and be a big reason why you can’t fall asleep naturally. Instead, read a relaxing book which is the perfect way to relax.

Exercise

Sometimes not enough physical activity is the reason you can’t get to sleep at night – your body simply isn’t tired enough! Why not choose a local yoga class, or even take your dog for an evening walk to the park?

Diet

Could your diet be the main culprit when it comes to bad sleep cycles? All those refined sugars and trans-fats could actually be keeping you up at night and risking your long-term health. Make small switches to your diet and remember to drink lots of water to flush out those toxins.

No-caffeine zone

Keep away from energy drinks which are packed with caffeine and really bad for your heart. These drinks might give you a burst of energy in the late afternoon, but your body will crash soon afterwards. Try something like fruit-infused water which is a natural way to fuel the body.

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August 8, 2015

How To Soothe An Upset Stomach

Whether it’s that time of the month, an incoming cold or even something you ate – an upset stomach is never pleasant to deal with. The only way to feel better is to relax and take it easy, avoid junk food which will only make the problem worse and treat yourself with tea and fluids. You can also try the following home remedies which are sure to have you feeling better in no time.

Don’t over-eat

Avoid making the mistake of over-eating, especially during lunch and dinner time. This can only lead to an upset stomach which we all know is annoying to deal with. Snack often throughout the day on fruits, vegetables, nuts and yoghurt to keep your system regular.

Yoghurt

Although some forms of dairy may not be the best when paired with a sore tummy, yoghurt is packed with probiotics (good bacteria), which is sure to have you feeling better faster. Enjoy with nuts and wholemeal flakes to take the edge off.

Pukka tea

Pukka tea is specially formulated to provide powerful medicinal benefits which are fantastic for people suffering from an upset stomach. Lemon, ginger and manuka honey ($7.95) offers a modern take on a traditional winter remedy, and helps to soothe sore throats and calm down an upset stomach.

Limit fruits

Some kinds of fruits including apples, orange and melons are known to cause stomach related issues in some people. It is best to stay away from these fruits if you don’t have the best success rate when it comes to digesting them. If you’re still lacking that hit of vitamin C, why not take a chewable multi-vitamin instead.

White rice

There’s a reason why chicken soup always makes us feel better! Bland foods such as white rice, boiled potatoes and dry toast help to absorb extra fluids in the body and also keep the body full and satisfied.

Ginger

Not only is ginger great for relieving the symptoms of nausea and vomiting, but studies show they help our overall health. Throw in one gram of fresh, powdered ginger into your green tea to relax your stomach.

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September 7, 2014