Adaptogens Benefits Explained, Plus How To Take Them

If you follow lifestyle blogs or frequent your local juice bar, you’ve probably heard of adaptogens – the latest buzzword to dominate the wellness world. Whether you’re on the brink of burnout or feeling like it’s just not your day, your month of even your year (sorry, we had to)…then you may want to consider trying adaptogenic herbs as a way to cope with the stress.

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Take a moment to enjoy the added bonuses that come with working remotely

When it comes to working from home, generally there are two camps: one who gets more done and one who gets less. The former finds the home environment more productive while the latter a distracting disaster. By now you’ve probably figured out which camp you fall into (and no judgement by the way if you’re camp two!).

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Sleep apps for a good night’s rest

Sometimes no matter how many sheep you count, catching eight hours zzzz’s is impossible. Thankfully, there truly is an app for everything these days including new-age sheep counting alternatives proven effective in inducing high-quality sleep.

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Jump out of bed with endless energy, every morning

It’s time to beat that daily energy crash. Who has time to keep clawing their way through the day, anyway? Besides it taking SO much effort and slowing you down, so much clawing could ruin those beautifully manicured fingernails!

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How sleep affects the skin

While you might think that a lack of sleep isn’t doing much damage beyond increasing your under-eye circles, the reality is it can affect your complexion in a multitude of ways. From moisture loss to unwanted breakouts, sleep deprivation shows.

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The benefits of a quick nap

Did you know humans are pretty much the only species that do all their sleep in one big chunk? More than 85% of species are polyphasic sleepers, meaning that they sleep for short periods throughout the day. While there are exceptions like toddlers and different cultures, most humans are in the minority of species – we divide our day into two distinct periods, one for sleep and one for wakefulness. 

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How much sleep is too much sleep

Can you have too much sleep?

In a world where so many of us are struggling to get the recommended eight hours shut-eye, talking about ‘oversleeping’ may seem ungrateful. But, did you know you can have too much of a good thing? While a luxury problem, oversleeping shouldn’t be overlooked – it also comes with a host of negative side effects.

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As a population there are two clear and distressing trends at play and the link between both should not be underestimated.

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10 tips for a good night’s sleep

If you suffer from fatigue, sleep disorders like insomnia or just struggle to get a good nights sleep then the below healthy sleep habits might make all the difference.

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