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Sleep and Mental Health

Posted by Erin Fischer on

Everyone sleeps but how much we sleep, and the quality varies from person to person. Sleep allows the body to heal, process thoughts, helps with the immune system and generally clear the brain of excess thoughts. An average adult needs somewhere between 7-9 hours of sleep a night to function. For some people they might be able to get away with 7 hours of sleep for others they need 9 hours.  

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What is Burnout and How to Prevent It

Posted by Erin Fischer on

Last week we mentioned burnout in our fireside chat and I realised that we don’t talk about burnout or how to prevent it enough.

Burnout is the state of emotional, physical, and mental exhaustion caused by prolonged stress. It can impact all areas of your life and can even cause physical symptoms such as a weakened immune system which will leave you prone to catching colds, flus and various other illnesses which may linger longer than usual, increased heart rate and insomnia. 

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Mental Health Myths: Do Products Targeted for Mental Health Actually Work? Looking at: Weighted Blankets, Burning Sage, Essential Oils, Crystals, Sensory Toys and Calming Inhalers

Posted by Erin Fischer on

The wellness industry is a booming trade, and it seems a given that there are products out there for people who want to improve anything especially their mental health. It can be easy to fall into the trap of buying the latest product to help with your mental health but whether they will work and are backed up my scientific evidence is another matter. Continuing from last Monday’s post, I will be looking into products that are often suggested to help those with mental health issues.

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Mental Health Myths What Works for Mental Health and What Doesn’t for Supplements

Posted by Erin Fischer on

We’ve all been told by some well-meaning person about an amazing new supplement/drink/product that will change your life and help with your mental health. Or if you have a particular mental illness, you really should avoid a particular thing according to this new research or one-off article that’s been posted around on Facebook. But what truth is there behind the supplements and things you should avoid?

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