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To sleep with or without you

Co-sleeping has been given a bad reputation from the media, and as a result there is a widespread belief that it is extremely dangerous, and reaps no benefits for your child. But is this really the case?

Are sleeping pills a health risk

Sleeping pills are the handy, go-to method for those who are unable to go to sleep naturally. They can be easily purchased at the local pharmacy or supermarket and now pills are even available in herbal form, and so people readily take them to cure the odd bout of insomnia.

Did you know about postnatal OCD?

How might OCD appear in pregnancy and postnatally?

ARTICLE FROM by Dr Fiona Challacombe

Do it all? Give me a Break!

This question has been hung out for airing within the debating arena again.

We are talking about whether working mothers can excel in all areas of life, more specifically raising children and keeping the family home. As can be expected you have us women commenting about what's right and wrong about going out to work, making compromises and leaving baby at home.

NICE draft guidelines on caesarean section

NICE draft guidelines on caesarean section
NICE's original clinical guideline on caesarean section was published in April 2004. Since then, much new evidence has been published and there have been changes in clinical practice. Read more


Act Confident

Actress, hit song writer, radio presenter, hypnotherapist, trainer and life coach.

Julie is an international trainer and life coach. Although Julie is British she has had a very successful career in the United States and has now moved back to the UK. Her success in the media includes movies, stage, TV and radio.

Among her many skills she has unique experience in method acting and impressions. She will use these talents to take you on a journey of discovery and reinvention which will have a profound effect on you, and may even transform your life.

Crying baby links to poor behaviour

Scientists have suggested that babies which cry more than usual could have a greater risk of behavioural problems later in life.

They have also noticed the same trend with infants who have problems in feeding and sleeping.

Research published in the Archives of Disease in Childhood showed that 20% of babies had symptoms that could lead to conditions such as ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder).

The review of previous studies looked at nearly 17,000 children and an international group of researchers looked at this area as well as problems eating and sleeping.

Chireal Shallow is now a Greatvine Sleep Expert

TV psychologist for channel 4 Chireal, is qualified and accredited practitioner psychologist and CBT therapist, working both privately and for the NHS, has brought together her knowledge, skills and expertise and transformed them into an accredited training course; making her clinic a centre of excellence for parental empowerment and professional education.

Qualify as a trained Sleep Consultant With NNSC

We are running our National Qualification Progression Award in Sleep Consultant Training this October 28th and 29th 2011.
Check out our website for more information or call us on +44 (0)844 826 5458.

Apply now for our course

Naturally Nurturing provide a fully accredited training course in Sleep Consultancy for Psychologists, Health Visitors, Nannies, and Maternity Nurses. Naturally Nurturing Sleep Clinic( NNSC) is the only training provider to offer this National Qualification in the UK to train as a Sleep Consultant and the accreditation has European and Global application.

Beauty Sleep

eople are commonly said to need to sleep in order to appear more attractive.

Now, researchers at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm have shown that people deprived of sleep for longer periods appear less health and attractive than those who are getting enough sleep.

In the study, researchers took photographs of volunteers after they had enjoyed an eight-hour sleep, and again after they had been kept awake for the total of 31 hours.

They asked untrained observers to score the photographs in terms of how healthy and how attractive they thought the subjects looked.

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