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Posts tagged "Sleep"

Raw food diet: how did it go?

Raw food diet: the reality For my Weekly Challenge #14 I embarked upon a week of eating nothing but raw food. This challenge was a simple but great way to step outside the comfort zone, and as usual, the reality was far removed from any deep seated fears of the unknown, which in this case...

Weekly Challenge #14: eat only raw food

Straw pole – how many people reading this post feel that their moods are primarily controlled by food and sleep? Okay put your hands down, I thought so. I know that statement is definitely true for me, I’m like a big six foot baby who throws his toys out of the pram whenever he doesn’t...

Week 3 roundup: planes, trains and automobiles

Waving goodbye to our worldly possessions (in a cold storage centre in South London) was a bit strange, but neither my wife nor I were sad to be heading off for 6 months with just our carry-on packs.

Sleep research: is gd

Since heading off on our travels at the start of the week, I really can’t emphasise enough how having learned a little about sleep in Week 1 has been paying regular dividends: now I understand that resting when tired (rather than when you’re supposed to), dozing (where previously I just would have gotten up) and...

Sleep Strategy

In the first of my 52 weekly challenges (a new skill or experience commenced every single week) I resolved to learn how to be a good sleeper. If you think it seems a strange first challenge, think harder: we spend so much time sleeping, and the health benefits of good sleep are proven, whilst at...

Weekly challenge #1: sleep

My first Weekly Challenge (I’m trying something new every week) was, for me, a gargantuan test – sleep. So, for the last seven days I have been thinking, reading and generally attempting lots of R.E.M-tastic, unconscious, life-giving, dream-inducing, stress-relieving zzzs. Why focus on sleep? Because it’s one of the activities at which I am terrible,...