Stress Management Insights: The Psychology of Sleep


Millions of words have been written about the topic of sleep. Understanding sleep is very important because we spend at least a quarter of our life asleep. Sleeping well is essential for health, wellness and personal stress management. Managing the stresses of daily life becomes a lot easier when you get a good sleep. A good pillow, quiet environment and comfortable bed can assist greatly. But...

How to Sleep Well


In this post I will do three things: 1. Explain why and how we sleep; 2. Debunk some myths concerning sleep, and 3. Provide some practical suggestions on how you can sleep well. Why and How We Sleep A new day begins one second after midnight. Even while we sleep the brain is going through a process of restoration that will equip us to face a new round of challenges when we awake. Consciousness is...

Why Taking Aspirin for Headache May Be Prolonging a Bigger Problem


Headaches can range from annoying to downright debilitating. Many people reach for the aspirin bottle as soon as a headache starts. Most headaches are not serious but some can be. However, if you have recurrent headaches there are 3 things you should know before taking aspirin. 1. A headache is a symptom A headache is usually a symptom of an underlying problem. The headache itself is not a...

The Psychological Aspects of Fibromyalgia


Fibromyalgia is a condition that is characterized by a generalized achiness throughout the entire body along with anxiety, depression and lethargy. Other symptoms include heightened sensitivity to pressure, irregular bowel movements, numbness and headaches. One of the biggest challenges faced by those suffering with fibromyalgia is gaining the sympathy of their friends and loved ones...

How Therapy Can Treat Tinnitus


Tinnitus is a condition characterized by ongoing ringing or other noises in your ear that can’t be heard by anyone else. Tinnitus is not itself a disease but rather the name for the particular symptom, which can have a number of different potential causes ranging from the physical to the psychological. While the causes are wide ranging however, they can be divided into two main categories:...

The Link Between Fibromyalgia and Stress


Fibromyalgia is a highly unpleasant condition characterized by constant pain, lethargy and low mood. It can have a devastating impact on the quality of life of a patient and unfortunately there is currently no known cure. That said however, there are a number of different treatments that can make living with fibromyalgia easier and new research is constantly shedding more light on the condition...

Coping With Life as a Cancer Patient


The fear of cancer hangs over most of us like a black cloud. Indeed, almost everyone has seen a friend or relation struggle with the disease. When it finally strikes, however, most of us are still shocked. A New Life Cancer patients will often tell you that their diagnosis marked a watershed in their life. Things that once seemed important no longer matter, while those they took for granted...

How Safe Is Your Skin From UV Rays?


As the ozone layer continues to thin, the damaging rays of the sun reach earth more easily. This has resulted in increased incidences and numbers of skin cancers. This has resulted in everything from increased research into the effects of ultraviolet light on the skin to an avalanche of products designed to protect skin from the harmful rays of the sun. As a result, most people have become very...

Sleeping With Shoulder Pain Made Easy


While it can be difficult to sleep with any pain in your body, shoulder pain can be particularly frustrating because you may not be able to lie down in your regular sleeping position. When you can’t get into the position that you’re used to, you are left with a double problem. You are not only having to deal with shoulder pain but must also deal with the fact that you can’t get...

How the Brains of Insomniacs Are Different


Other than just being much tireder, the brains of insomniacs have some marked differences that may shed a little light on what’s happening and potentially how their condition can be treated. By understanding what’s going on inside the brains of insomniacs we can maybe better understand why they struggle to get to sleep and how we can help them to overcome this challenge. It’s...

Keith Hillman

Keith Hillman

Keith Hillman is a full time writer specializing in psychology as well as the broader health niche. He has a BSc degree in psychology from Surrey University, where he particularly focused on neuroscience and biological psychology. Since then, he has written countless articles on a range of topics within psychology for numerous of magazines and websites. He continues to be an avid reader of the latest studies and books on the subject, as well as self-development literature.