Power Naps, Siestas and Forty Winks

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Grandpa was a devotee of the siesta.  He called it “forty winks” and it was  the ritual of lying down after a hard day of manual labour and maybe nodding off for a while.  Not culturally sanctified on the job in suburban Australia, he managed to fit it in, mid-afternoon when he arrived home. “Forty winks” is an [...]

Do You Experience Sleeping Problems?

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Would you like to sleep like a baby?  Lactium is one of the latest natural sleeping aids which is derived from the milk protein, casein, the peptide that causes a newborn to look like it is in seventh heaven after breastfeeding. As adults we lose the capacity to generate this substance from milk in the [...]

Losing Sleep Makes You Fat!

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Can chronic sleep deprivation cause weight gain?  Do poor sleep habits lead to food cravings and an insatiable appetite?  Researchers now suspect that lack of sleep may be a key factor behind the current obesity epidemic, but low blood sugar is not the cause. Two research studies from early 2012 illustrate how those of us [...]