Insomnia

Effortless rest- 9 ways to have a good sleep

29 August, 2019 / Mateusz

Sleep disorders already affect every second inhabitant of our planet. The pace of life, stress and the pursuit of material goods are increasingly driving us into the trap of depression, insomnia and even to a nervous breakdown. Instead of providing us with a better mental state, our habits only exacerbate the malaise, leading to extreme […]

Sweet Sleep: Dealing With And Overcoming Sleep Disorders

28 August, 2019 / Mateusz

Sleep. We often take it for granted, expecting that every night we’ll drift into sweet slumber. But for millions of people around the world, sleep is a challenge. Due to sleep disorders, they find themselves unable to sleep, or worse. But what exactly are sleep disorders? And what causes them? In this post, we’re going […]

Cortisol – beware of this hormone

01 July, 2019 / Mateusz

When we start to stress, our body reacts as if we were fighting or running away. This condition is mainly determined by cortisol, called the “stress hormone”, an excess of which can damage our body and mind. Fight-or-flight The fight-or-flight response was well known to our ancestors. During hunting and gathering food, the human body […]

The facets of melatonin

19 June, 2019 / Mateusz

Melatonin is responsible for our sleep, protects against many diseases and helps fight depression. However, although it has a number of beneficial features, it can be dangerous. Even so, it is readily available in every pharmacy, like the most common vitamin supplements. From the brain to the intestines Melatonin, also known as the “hormone of […]

Tired working mothers

16 May, 2019 / Mateusz

Researchers are sounding the alarm – women should not go back to work soon after giving birth. Why? Intermittent and ineffective sleep, as well as the constant night vigil for the child, can cause the new mothers permanent fatigue and frustration. Such an unstable emotional state cannot possibly have a positive effect on job satisfaction […]

Naps are more important than you think!

10 April, 2019 / Mateusz

The culture in which we live has made the line separating professional and private reality very fine and thin. Many of us end up working at home, think about it during weekends and holidays, and there is not much time left for a real physical and mental rest. A short break and specifically a short […]

Bruxism, or how the body relieves tension during sleep

29 March, 2019 / Mateusz

In Europe, this affects up to 25 percent of the population, mostly young women and men, but it also occurs in children. Bruxism, or the unconscious clenching of the jaw muscles during sleep, happens above all to people living in constant tension and stress, causing a number of afflictions and dangers. What exactly is bruxism […]

Children gaining weight due to poor sleep. Is it possible?

09 June, 2018 / Mateusz

How long should a child sleep? It is assumed that an adult person should sleep more or less 8 hours, but such standard is much too low in the case of children. According to the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine, children’s developing bodies will be rested only after sleeping – during the day (i.e. including […]

ADHD and child’s problems with sleeping

20 December, 2017 , / Mateusz

Snoring in children with ADHD Snoring can be caused by swollen tonsils that constrict pulmonary airways. Snoring and problems with breathing contribute to sleepiness. This will surely have a negative effect on the child’s well-being as well as both mental and physical condition on the next day. This will result in impaired attention, slow thinking […]

Procrastination might be a sign of serious disorders

13 December, 2017 / Mateusz

Procrastination and stress There are people for whom procrastination is a disturbance in life. Procrastination results in reduced social status as well as deterioration of their financial situation. Also, such persons are not able to change their behavioral schemes – putting things off for later. This is how the vicious circle of stress and procrastination […]

How to tell that you are not getting enough sleep?

27 October, 2017 / Mateusz

Swollen eyelids, bloodshot eyes, dark circles around the eyes, tired complexion – reducing your nighttime rest is related to the reduction of the deep sleep phase. This means that the body has insufficient time to regenerate and properly manage the hormones it produces. Thus, the dark circles and bloodshot eyes, skin eczema and a gray, […]

Why do we need sleep? What happens while we sleep – hour after hour

08 October, 2017 , , / Mateusz

11:00 pm – hour dedicated to biological regeneration While going to bed around 10:00 pm you can expect intensive biological regeneration effects even during the very first hour. This hour is definitely most suitable to ladies: the growth hormone comes to the forefront. It improves cell division eight-fold (compared to the level of the process […]

Insomnia during a full moon – Moon’s influence on sleep

05 September, 2017 , / Mateusz

Our ancestors were perfectly aware of this in the past. They claimed that the full moon activates demons, vampires and dark powers. The moon within this lunar phase can cause irritation, nervousness, aggression and anxiety; enhance mental illnesses; stimulate sexual energy and increase fertility. While it had been deemed in the past either as a […]

Let yourself relax

07 June, 2017 / Mateusz

How to relax? Deep relaxation is possible with silent thoughts and lowering muscle tension. This is equivalent to getting rid of accumulated stress in the body. Purification of thought can be achieved by focusing on any object or activity of one’s own body, such as breathing. Controlling your breath or observing something in the environment, […]

How does a weighted blanket work?

25 May, 2017 / Mateusz

Weighted blanket is particularly recommended for sensory integration disorders, developmental disorders (including ADHD, Autism, Asperger’s Syndrome, Down’s syndrome, Rett syndrome, Tourette’s syndrome, etc.), and neurotic disorders (e.g. Anxiety disorder, neurosis, depression, etc.). A weighted blanket and better control over body and emotions The weighted blanket is not a normal cover. Its weight and size are […]

Who can benefit from a weighted blanket?

24 May, 2017 , / Mateusz

Weighted blanket and insomnia Weighted blankets can be used before falling asleep as well as during sleep. They help users to calm down and relax. Furthermore, they ensure better quality of sleep. This is their main task and they fulfill it perfectly – this is confirmed by numerous observations from both scientists and practitioners. There […]

The weighted blanket – a luxury of a healthy sleep

18 May, 2017 / Mateusz

Who is the weighted blanket for? The sensory blanket is otherwise called a weighted blanket. The first name suggests a connection with the senses, the second one – with weight. It would be most appropriate to combine the two associations, because the blanket’s weight has an evenly distributed pressure, and thus affects the receptors (senses) […]

How to fall asleep and help a baby to fall asleep

17 May, 2017 / Mateusz

What happens in the child’s body during sleeping? A child who sleeps well is easier to assimilate. It’s not just about schooling, it’s about basic learning like walking, memorizing gestures, speaking, or understanding images. Receptive knowledge is responsible for organizing and assimilating. Sleep spindles produced during NREM sleep phase, which is a phase in which […]