If your partner’s bad bedtime habits keep you awake, affecting your relationship in the daytime, or if your health is suffering from a lack of sleep – short of buying yourself a pair of Bose Sleepbuds, a sleep divorce might be the solution. A recent survey revealed a third of us are kept awake by our partner’s annoying sleep habits every single night. “This is very concerning, as a lack of sleep can lead to problems such as weight gain, lowered sex drive, a weakened immune system and mood swings to name but a few,” sleep expert Steve Adams tells Yahoo Lifestyle.
At least 90 cases spread across 27 states of acute flaccid myelitis (AFM), a rare disease which can mimic the symptoms of polio, have been reported in the US this year according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). At least six children in Minnesota and 14 in Colorado contracted the disease in the span of just a few weeks this past September. Minnesota's department of health says normally it only sees about one case of the disease, which can lead to paralysis or even death in some cases, every year.
Warming up before exercise is always important, but even more so when your muscles are at risk of becoming especially tight in low temperatures. Furthermore, you may need to invest in reflective clothing if running during the early or late hours so that drivers on the road are aware of your whereabouts. The Independent spoke to several experts for their top tips on running during winter.
As of this month, medicinal cannabis products can now be legally prescribed to some patients in the UK, including to children with rare, severe forms of epilepsy. While only specialist hospital doctors will be able to prescribe the products in a small number of cases, another form called CBD oil is readily available on the high street – and it’s gaining recognition for its beneficial impact on wellbeing. CBD oil, also known as cannabidiol or cannabis oil, promises to provide relief from a number of medical problems from pain to depression and anxiety.
If you suffer from this condition, one dermatologist says limiting your showers can help with flare-ups.
The rise of social media has meant that we as a global population are more connected than we have ever been in the history of time. While social media platforms can have their benefits, using them too frequently can make you feel increasingly unhappy and isolated in the long run. The constant barrage of perfectly filtered photos that appear on Instagram are bound to knock many people’s self-esteem, while obsessively checking your Twitter feed just before bed could be contributing towards poor quality of sleep.
If you've tried doubling up on pillows or buying larger ones to no avail, then it might just be time for a new pillow – one made for sleeping on your side. We've rounded up the best pillows for side sleepers that give neck and head support.