Category Archives: Sleep

Chronic Illness and Sleep: Everything You Need To Know [VLOG]

This week, I return to my bright pink clown room to discuss chronic illness and sleep from my favourite place – bed. If you've been reading this blog, you know that sleep is an important topic for me. It's something that I still struggle with, but my sleep has improved dramatically since I've started implementing the…
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12 Tips to Improve Sleep Quality

Let’s face it: We all have good days and bad days with our health. Sometimes you just have one of those days where you can't shake your symptoms. Sometimes we do nothing but rest and still feel tired the next day. Sometimes computers break, or there's an emergency at school and when you crawl into…
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What is Yoga Nidra?

This article was originally posted on relaxlikeaboss.com Yoga nidra is a deep yoga relaxation technique for sleep. It progressively moves the mind through deeper levels of sleep, so that as you drift off into a slumber, your mind becomes less and less preoccupied by worrying thoughts. This quietens the mind’s brain waves. It’s kind of…
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Nourishing Sleeping Positions For Pain Management

It can be hard to fall asleep due to stress or anxiety, two ailments that seemingly affect everyone at one time or another. But when you factor chronic pain into the mix, falling asleep can become an overwhelming struggle. Nearly 1 in 3 people experiencing chronic pain report problems with their sleeping schedule. Unfortunately, losing…
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4 Amazing Ways Yoga Can Help You Sleep

When I was 6 years old, I managed to sleep through the fire alarm. While my siblings awoke in a panic and my parents rushed to get us out of the house, they had to carry me, sleeping, down the stairs and outside. After the firefighters came and told us there was no danger, my…
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Yoga For Deep Sleep And Relaxation

“Sleep is that golden chain that ties health and our bodies together. “ - Thomas Dekker When I was younger my family used to joke that I could sleep through a fire alarm. Yet when I was diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, those blissful nights of sleep were traded in for nights spent sitting awake in bed.…
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Yoga for Insomnia: How Yoga can help you get a Good Sleep

It’s important to get at least 6-8 hours of sleep every day so that your body has time to remove toxins and repair itself on a cellular level.  Achieving these 6-8 hours of sleep can be very difficult if you have insomnia.  There are generally two types of insomniacs: those who can't fall asleep and…
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Breathing Techniques for a Better Night’s Sleep

Originally published on ProHealth.com Do you struggle to sleep? If so, you’re not alone. More than 75% (1) of people living with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and fibromyalgia have trouble falling asleep and staying asleep. Trouble sleeping is especially harmful if you are living with a chronic illness, because it can make all of your symptoms…
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Why We Struggle To Sleep And How To Get More Snooze Time

Sleep helps us heal. We all know that. Rest is prescribed for any ailment from a cold to cancer. But even for healthy people, getting a crap night’s sleep is never fun. Just this morning I snapped at my flatmate, neglected to clean up my dishes, and put off writing this blog post for as…
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