Getting Sleep On Hot Nights Without Air-conditioning: Low Carbon Living – Day 6

Day 6 of 365 Days Of Low Carbon Living.

I’m pretty lucky that where I live it usually cools off at night. That’s because of our distance from the coast (so we have a continental climate), our elevation and because we usually get a sea breeze in the early evening. The result: we usually sleep well in summer.

But what happens if it doesn’t cool off at night? That can happen because of where you Continue reading

Sleep Is Important For More Than Just Your Beauty – Part 3

Did you know that insufficient sleep – especially if it’s regular – also has mid- and long-term health consequences?

Chronic medical conditions like diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease and mood disorders are all associated with lack of sleepContinue reading

Sleep is important for more than just your beauty – part 2

During sleep, our bodies repair and restore themselves.  Many of the body’s major restorative functions – like muscle growth, tissue repair, protein synthesis, and muscle growth, occur mainly, or in some cases only, during sleep.

So it makes sense that if you don’t get enough sleep, your body can’t properly repair itself…and that leaves you open to infectionContinue reading

Sleep is important for more than just your beauty (part 1)

Sleep.  Do you get enough of it?  At the right time?

In my 23 July 2012 post, I spoke about the importance of sleeping at the right time.

But what happens if you don’t get enough sleep? Continue reading