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Sleep Overview The national health service (NHS) recommends 8 hours of good sleep every night. Despite this a survey conducted by the independent newspaper indicated that the average Briton only acquires 6 hours and 19 mins of sleep per night.1 Scientific reports have indicated that many factors reduce our overall sleep quality such as; caffeinated drinks (particularly amongst students), work stress, travel, medications, mental health conditions and high physical workloads.2-6 It is therefore vital that in today’s modern society we take care of our own health and wellbeing and optimise our sleep performance. Failure to do so may increase our...

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Addiction disorders  Addiction is a multifaceted brain disease characterised by compulsive engagement in rewarding stimuli despite adverse consequences. Addictions such as smoking, drinking and drug taking can be most detrimental to the body leading the increased rates of cancer development, reduced life expectancy and sudden death. Addiction can also cause mental difficulties as it can destroy relationships with family & friends, increase the risk of homelessness and can lead to anxiety and depression. Should you or someone know be worried about addiction disorders you should seek professional help. Addiction Disorders and CBD. Alcohol In the UK alcohol misuse is the...

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Anxiety and Depression Overview Anxiety and depression are mental health conditions that can progressively become worse particularly when left untreated.  Despite this it is a common and natural part of life to experience symptoms of anxiety such as nervousness, stomach butterflies and general unease in new or unfamiliar situations. Modern society has posed an increase in both illnesses which scientists believe may be down to an increase in stress, illness, worry and pressures.1, 2 It is therefore imperative that measures to improve mental wellbeing are prioritised to ensure we are all able to thrive in life.   Medical professionals have...

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