SOMNEX- THE FIRST DEDICATED SLEEP SHOW IN THE UK 12th-14th OCTOBER…

SOMNEX’S the ‘Sleep Show’ is the first dedicated sleep show in the UK and takes place from the 12th-14th October, at The Old Truman Brewery, London (10am til 6pm). It is the only event dedicated to the sleep-health industry… where innovation and tech meet sleep!

As most chronic pain, fibromyalgia and CFS sufferers know, sleep deprivation is something we deal with on a regular basis so a show dedicated to the sleep-health industry is something I thought all my readers would be interested in.

At this show, you can get exclusive access to expert advice, innovative new products, specialist exhibitors, multiple interactive workshops and immersive classes – all designed to help you understand how to improve your sleep and give you and your family a fun day out!

There are talks by 6 amazing authors throughout the weekend! Listen to them talk about their book leading sleep authors from around the world and get the chance to meet these experts in person as each talk is followed by a meet and greet book signing.

You can also book a private one-to-one consultation with their expert sleep practitioners. Whether you suffer from poor sleep, insomnia, sleep apnoea or looking for advice on how to improve your children’s sleep – they have an expert who can help you.

Check out the latest in sleep innovation and find the perfect product that works for you! Demos take place every 20 minutes throughout the 2 days. Get a front row seat to the latest in sleep innovation! SOMNEX’s Demo Stage will showcase the full spectrum of sleep products and technology from around the world. Get first-hand insights into how the most innovative brands have designed and developed their newest creations because we’ve curated the best sleep products including everything from eyewear, wearables, apps, sleep aids, skincare and more.

Try one of their massage therapists or talk to their brands and beauty experts to get the best advice. Scientists agree that getting better sleep positively impacts your overall health and wellbeing including your skin and beauty. That’s why they have created a spa and beauty bar so you can experience innovative products and treatments designed to help you improve your sleep. Their specialists will also provide helpful advice and tips to make sure you not only feel rested but also look great!

Their story so far –

As friends, we used to joke about the fact that one of us (Bansri) was a bad sleeper but in contrast the other (Anne) always slept like a dream. On a flight from Bavaria to London Anne read an inflight magazine outlining the multitude of new tech products available across the growing sleep sector.

Anne said to Bansri ‘we should do an event in this space’. Bansri, sceptical at first, started doing some research and a few months later (after a lot of coffees and glasses of wine!) … SOMNEX | The Sleep Show was born!

With a combined experience of over 40 years in the media and events industry, our passion and ambition has led us here.”

There’s lots to read on their website with some great links to the experts in case you cannot make this show.

 

 

The Sittingwell Cushion – Firm Support For Your Back — Claire’s Comfy Corner

Living with Fibromyalgia is challenging, the unrelenting pain can cause fatigue, depression and anxiety. Both upper and lower back pain causes us intense discomfort, it can range from a dull, constant ache to a sudden, sharp pain and it is often impossible to sit or stand for long periods of time. My lounge is the…

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TOP ELEVEN FOODS AND DRINKS TO HELP WITH CFS AND FIBROMYALGIA…

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CFS and chronic fatigue in Fibromyalgia can be quite debilitating and something I really struggle with so I am always looking out for ideas on how to help with the fatigue. Hopefully one of these tips will help someone else suffering from either of these diseases.

  1. Limit your dairy intake and use low fat milk, cheese or yoghurt
  2.  If it’s during the day and you are desperate to get a job done then go for the chocolate or cheese option but don’t make a habit of it.
  3. Tea or coffee but again only during the day and NEVER taken after 6pm or your evening sleep will be interrupted. Some good teas to drink are Chamomile and dandelion chai and of course green tea.Tea contains 2 things that appear to offer health benefits: polyphenols and theanine which they say has a lot more to offer for people suffering from Fibromyalgia and CFS.
  4. Eat your greens.
  5. Eat Protein – Getting enough protein in your diet is especially important, because your body needs it for growth and maintenance. Protein is directly responsible for about 20% of the material in your cells and tissues. Animal-based proteins (such as milk, meat, fish, poultry and eggs) will give you the amino acids your body needs to build protein.
  6. Avoiding aspartame can dramatically reduce pain and improve cognitive function in many.
  7. Add dark-coloured fruits, including berries, which are also recommended.
  8. Herbs that may help with symptoms of chronic fatigue include:
  9. Ginseng (Panax ginseng) may help improve energy (100 – 300 mg 2 times per day). One test tube study found that ginseng and echinacea increased the immune response in cells taken from people with CFS. But no studies have been done where people took ginseng for CFS. Ginseng can increase the risk of bleeding, especially if you already take blood-thinners such as clopidogrel (Plavix), warfarin (Coumadin), or aspirin. Ginseng also may interact with several drugs, including those taken for diabetes or to suppress the immune system. People with heart disease, schizophrenia, diabetes, or those with hormone-sensitive cancers — including breast, uterine, ovarian, or prostate cancer — should not take ginseng.
  10. Echinacea (Echinacea species) may help boost the immune system (200 mg 2 times per day). No studies, however, have looked at echinacea as a treatment for CFS in people. People with autoimmune disease, such as lupus or rheumatoid arthritis, should not take echinacea.
  11. Take flaxseed oil as all those omega 3’s and 6’s are a great way to get the blood flowing and the creaky joints moving.

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