Fresh news for a healthier lifestyle
When we think of symptoms of an enlarged prostate (BPH), we tend to be most concerned with the need to urinate more frequently, and reduced stream. However, the problem can also affect our sleeping pattern, leaving us sapped of energy during the day. As well as tips to help reduce night-time urination, or nocturia, there are several techniques you can try to help you fall back to sleep more quickly. Continue reading >
In March, A. Vogel will be running their ‘Sleep Month’, also known as ‘March of the Sleep Deprived’.
Sleep problems come near the top of health issues that prompt web searches and certainly always appear regularly on our helpline and online chat. An increasing number of people find that getting a good night’s sleep is easier said than done.
Estimates of the number of people suffering from sleeping problems vary:
It is said that up to 25% of the UK population have problems getting restful or good sleep whilst some studies suggest that up to 40% of people complain of having ‘sleep problems’. Others indicate that between 23% and 34% of people suffer from sleeping problems including insomnia. Whatever the true figure is, it is clear that many people around us feel that they can’t sleep or have problems sleeping well. Continue reading >
The Office for National Statistics (ONS) recently revealed a list of the happiest and unhappiest places in Britain. The report revealed that the Scottish Islands are where the happiest people in the UK are, with Bedford and Merseyside being the unhappiest.
Self-worth, life satisfaction and anxiety were also rated within the poll. Scotland was rated the most-laid back country with low levels of anxiety, with Dumfries and Galloway (D & G) reporting the lowest levels in the whole of the UK. Not only are the residents of D & G least stressed, they are also amongst the happiest and rate life satisfaction highly. Continue reading >
Civil servants are ideal people to pick if you want to do long-term follow-up studies on health issues because they tend to stay in their posts rather than hop from job to job. They are therefore easy to locate in the following years of the project.
The Whitehall Study is such an endeavour. Started in 1967, it followed 18,000 male civil servants for 10 years to determine the relationship between their social position (e.g. grade level at work) and mortality rates. Of particular interest to the researchers was the prevalence of heart disease – high blood pressure, heart attacks, strokes, and similar jolly little health events. Continue reading >
Did you know that when the clocks go forward this may throw your body clock out of sync and affect health? Here are some tips to help you adjust.
This Sunday (31st March at 1am) the clocks go forward by an hour. While this may not sound like a big deal, what you may not realise is that any shift to regular sleeping patterns can take a toll on health. Continue reading >