Understanding What Causes Anxiety & Depression

For many of us some form of anxiety and/or depression is a part of life, a part a new UK study seeks to understand better. Led by Professor Peter Kinderman the research group reveals that, while there is no single cause, there are 5 major triggers of anxiety and depression: … Read More

Sleep Debt and How to Pay It Off

I’ve often comforted myself with the idea of catching up on missed sleep after a late night, promising myself a long nap over the weekend. The question however, is whether it’s even possible to make up for lost sleep? What is sleep debt? In essence sleep debt is the difference … Read More

Reboot Your Brain by Sleeping

The Dalai Lama once said that sleep is the best meditation and I’ve often found this to be true; having gone to bed with a problem on my mind and waking up with the solution the next morning.

Think Losing Sleep Doesn’t Matter?

We’ve all been guilty of losing sleep in the hopes of finishing a project or prepping for a presentation but even one night’s loss of sleep has an impact on our bodies. This infographic by Alissa Scheller for the Huffington Post reveals a couple of scary truths: 

Bad day at the office? Blame your sleeping patterns

It’s been a crazy couple of weeks for me with exciting work projects taking me between Joburg, Cape Town and Durban. Something had to give and it this case that meant sacrificing on sleep. It seemed like a good short term strategy at the time, but reflecting on it now … Read More