Category Archives for "Sleep"

Does chocolate help you sleep?

Does Chocolate Help You Sleep?

It’s the Easter Holiday weekend. But what impact does chocolate have on your sleep health? In fact, Ireland has the third highest consumption of chocolate in the world, with the average Irish person eating 19.47 lbs of chocolate per year, according to The World Atlas of Chocolate. 80% of the world chocolate market is accounted […]

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How sleep affects the immune system

How Sleep Affects the Immune System

Immune health, sleep and the gut are all connected and there are well-established links between the immune system and the gut microbiome in humans. Sleep is a physiological state that is intrinsically linked to the immune system. When you understand how they all work together you will have an appreciation and respect for your body and how you can look after your own health […]

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Histamine and Sleep

Is Histamine Keeping You Awake?

  Histamine plays an important role in the body. It can affect blood pressure, digestion and helps your body fight allergens. It also affects our circadian rhythms and how well we sleep. Interestingly, how well we sleep also affects histamine levels. Histamine has a pivotal role in the regulation of sleep-wakefulness.     What Is […]

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Christmas

Don’t Lose Sleep Over Christmas!

Most people look forward to Christmas, with parties, social gatherings with family and friends, family travelling back home and re-arranging the home for their holiday stay, buying presents and preparing for the big day. For many people however, it is a time filled with sadness, self-reflection, loneliness, anxiety and depression. Christmas is a time of […]

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