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The latest health news, advice, tips and trends, with a focus on mental health and women's health.

Sleeping in autumn: what is the best time to get out of bed in October?

5 years of research says this is the best time to get out of bed

Posted by
Amy Beecham
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    Health

    Pregnant women are facing poor conditions in UK prisons - here’s one woman’s story

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    Mental Health

    Would a 4-day week solve our burnout problem, or is it all too good to be true?

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    Mental Health

    This 3-step method will help you deal with negative thoughts once and for all

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Sleep

Why you should always aim to get to bed before midnight

In this week’s Sleep Diaries, a 31-year-old digital journalist questions whether going to bed before midnight is the secret to feeling more rested.

Posted by
Kayleigh Dray
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Mental Health

This 4-step acupressure practice can help with anxiety

EFT-tapping acupressure practice is simple and quick.

Posted by
Alice Porter
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Health

Can the dopamine diet actually make you happier?

The high-protein foods on this diet could impact your levels of happy hormones.

Posted by
Florie Mwanza
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Mental Health

Why uncertainty isn’t always a bad thing (and how to start embracing it)

Do you struggle with not knowing what’s going to happen in the future? Read this.

Posted by
Lauren Geall
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Kayleigh Dray
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The best foods to eat if you want more energy and a better night’s sleep

In this week’s Sleep Diaries, a 31-year-old gardener wonders what she should be eating in the day to improve her sleep at night.

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Sleep

Do TikTok’s most popular sleep hacks actually work? We asked an expert to take a closer look

From lettuce water to breathing techniques.

Posted by
Lauren Geall
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Mental Health

How to release ‘pent-up’ emotions in a healthy and productive way

It’s time to have a cathartic release.

Posted by
Lauren Geall
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Mental Health

Dark evenings getting you down? Try the Nordic trend of koselig

Forget hygge; here’s why koselig is the ultimate Nordic trend to embrace this autumn and winter.

Posted by
Kayleigh Dray
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Mental Health

How to get comfortable – really genuinely comfortable – asking for help

Do you find it difficult to accept help from others? It’s time to talk about why this might be…

Posted by
Kayleigh Dray
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Mental Health

Feeling stressed? The ABC model can help you cope

It can help you become more optimistic too.

Posted by
Alex Sims
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Mental Health

Feel like there’s never enough time to get everything done? Try time blocking

Business coach Lisa Johnson credits time blocking with taking her from being £30,000 in debt to earning £4 million a year.

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Alex Sims
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Lauren Geall
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Nadia Whittome MP speaks out about the challenges of taking time off work for mental health

“I was privileged to be able to take time of work to get better, but that should be a right for everyone.”

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Mental Health

Learn to write powerful, positive affirmations (that actually work)

“These quick little statements can help boost your self-confidence and self-esteem.”

Posted by
Alex Sims
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Health

The real reason you’re so obsessed with that pumpkin spice latte

Autumn – aka pumpkin spice season – is upon us, but what is our favourite drink really doing to our brains?

Posted by
Kayleigh Dray
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Sleep Diaries: Does lettuce water make you sleepy?
Sleep

Can TikTok’s big lettuce water trend *really* help you sleep?

In this week’s Sleep Diaries, a 26-year-old receptionist wonders if she should be drinking lettuce water every night before bed.

Posted by
Kayleigh Dray
Published
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Mental Health

Is returning to the office making your Sunday night anxiety worse? Try this

A mindfulness expert shares her top tip for dealing with work week dread.

Posted by
Lauren Geall
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Mental Health

5 questions to ask yourself to help you put your mental health first this month

Set yourself up for a fresh start this September with the help of these reflective prompts.

Posted by
Lauren Geall
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Women
Women

7 of the most-Googled questions about the pill answered

We put the contraception FAQs to a doctor

In partnership with
Hana
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Amerley Ollennu
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3 women describe the highs and lows of taking antidepressants

How antidepressants have affected the relationships, work and social lives of three young women.

Sleep Diaries: what impact does our diet and lifestyle really have on our sleep?
Sleep

Do you get 8 hours sleep every night, but *still* feel tired? Here’s why

In this week’s Sleep Diaries, a 38-year-old communications professional wonders why she keeps waking up feeling so tired.

Posted by
Kayleigh Dray
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