Stress and anxiety

There are no good or bad reasons to feel stressed, anxious or fatigued, or even to have insomnia. Fortunately, by identifying the causes and symptoms, it is often possible to regain balance in your daily life.

Four types of food to avoid when anxious

Diet can have an impact on this trouble. Yes, certain foods increase anxiety or make us more apt to be anxious without even knowing it.

Stress and Anxiety: Understand Better to Manage Better

Everyone experiences stress and anxiety at one time or another during their lives. It’s normal, and an integral part of our lives. What isn’t is when they become disproportionate and dangerous for your health.

Fighting fatigue

Are you constantly worn out and can’t stop yawning? You obviously are suffering from fatigue. Learn more about this very common symptom and its causes, which can reveal a lot about the state of your health.

Beating insomnia

One sheep, two sheep, three sheep, one hundred sheep! Still awake? You might have insomnia. Considered as one of the most common sleep disorders, insomnia is a difficulty falling or staying asleep. It can be caused by physical or psychological factors, or by a medical condition. It is important to know that it is not an illness in itself; it is signal sent by your body that something is up.

Depression and anxiety

Problems and challenges in life are sometimes unavoidable. When they occur, you may experience periods of sadness, discouragement and frustration. Usually these periods do not last very long, and you can manage them on your own and feel better. However, if symptoms of severe depression and anxiety persist, it is important to get help from a health care professional.

Practising abdominal breathing

When stressed, breathing can become a valuable tool to lower tension and calm anxiety, even more so if you practise abdominal breathing, also called diaphragmatic breathing. This technique is used in medication, yoga and athletes because it is an effective anti-stress tool that can enhance your wellbeing every day.

Seven tips for better sleep

There is nothing better than being a creature of habit in order to reach seventh heaven, of sleep that is! A good routine is the key to falling asleep and preventing insomnia. You gently prepare your body for rest and you let it know that it will soon be time for bed. Here are seven things you shouldn’t do before going to bed to ensure that you sleep soundly.

Sleep Disorders

Certain medications can help you regain a sleep routine, but the effects are not permanent. Be sure to talk to your  pharmacist in order to find a balance and avoid developing a dependence on certain medications.

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