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Mental Health

Read the latest features on all things mental health, from advice on anxiety and depression to personal experiences of mental illness and the experts and remedies that can help boost your mental wellbeing

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These are the best CBD sleep drops to take at bedtime for a restful sleep

November 20th 2021 / Melanie Macleod

CBD is loved for its sleep supporting powers and in drop form can get to work in just 20 minutes. Which blends are worth your money? We put them to the test >>>

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Best weighted blankets: we tested 6 in search of a peaceful night's sleep

November 12th 2021 / Melane Macleod

If stress and nighttime anxiety regularly disrupt your slumber, this bedding upgrade could be a game-changer >>>

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Vitamin C: the powerhouse formula we all need right now

November 11th 2021 / Dr Tara Swart

Dr Tara Swart explains the different dosages of vitamin C we need right now to fight viruses and why liposomal vitamin C should be on your radar >>>

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The LED face mask: why this mood-boosting beauty tool is your best friend in winter

November 10th 2021 / Melanie Macleod

Celebs such as Carey Mulligan and Victoria Beckham love LED masks for their glow-giving powers, but it's the mood-boosting benefits of LED that have got us hooked >>>

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Is the kansa wand the new gua sha?

November 5th 2021 / Amber Voller

As Jasmine Hemsley launches her own Ayurvedic kansa wand, we find out if the hottest new facial massage tool – promising to sculpt cheeks, combat tension, soften wrinkles and help you sleep – lives up to the hype >>>

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7 best books on menopause and perimenopause to inform and inspire you

October 27th 2021 / Victoria Woodhall

With insights from the likes of Mariella Frostrup, Dr Louise Newson and Liz Earle, these are the reads we rate >>>

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We tried the world's first anti-wrinkle sleep mask that's loved by Lisa Snowdon

October 22nd 2021 / Amber Voller

Masterminded by a top aesthetic doctor, the Dr Harris Anti-Wrinkle Sleep Mask promises to relax wrinkles and frown lines, calm the mind and induce sleep in just 15 minutes. We put it to the test. >>>

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Supplements for menopause: what to take for hot flushes, brain fog and bad sleep

October 7th 2021 / Victoria Woodhall

Menopause and perimenopause symptoms range from anxiety to low libido to joint pain. We spoke to experts about how to help to ease the symptoms >>>

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I’m two years into recovery and these are the best non-alcoholic drinks I’ve tried

October 1st 2021 / Hattie Sloggett

After two years sober, Hattie Sloggett knows her way around a non-alcoholic drink. Here are the ones she rates - sugary concoctions not welcome >>>

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Why the menopause has made me terrified of driving

September 30th 2021 / Jane Druker

Jane Druker used to be confident behind the wheel – until she went through the menopause. As she discovers, it's a surprisingly common issue for menopausal women >>>

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Why autumn is the perfect time to take up running

September 29th 2021 / Ayesha Muttucumaru

From banishing the blues, to supporting your immune system, there couldn't be a better set of reasons to take your workout outdoors >>>

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The 3 day retreat that taught me how to sleep again

September 28th 2021 / Marie-Louise Pumfrey

Chronic bad-sleeper Marie-Louise Pumfrey visited Ibiza’s 7 Pines Resort and learned an ultra-simple trick that eased her sleep woes >>>

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Help! A test says I'm six years older on the inside – and it's all down to stress ageing

September 13th 2021

In her second report on biological ageing, beauty editor Ingeborg van Lotringen, 50, tries switching up her hormone prescription, her supplements and her workouts to bring her stress levels, and her inner age, down >>>

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Zoom burnout: this is why online meetings are so exhausting, say neuroscientists

September 7th 2021 / Melanie Macleod

It's been 18 months of online meetings and they don't look like they're going anywhere soon. There's a good reason why video calls are so draining. Here's what we can do >>>

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Brain fog: What is it, what are the symptoms and what can we do about it?

August 5th 2021 / Melanie Macleod

Not just a symptom of menopause, brain fog is more common than you might think. Luckily there are simple ways to clear the clouds >>>

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The best supplements and natural remedies for anxiety

August 4th 2021

Feeling more anxious than normal? Us too. Give your body and mind a helping hand to cope with anxiety with these mental health-boosting supplements >>>

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How to take the stress out of working on holiday

August 1st 2021 / Ayesha Muttucumaru

If you need to work while you’re away, give yourself a break. Sometimes, it’s unavoidable. Here’s how to take the guilt out of your trip and balance business with some well-deserved breathing space >>>

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Why you shouldn't feel guilty about stress or boredom eating

July 29th 2021 / Sophie Medlin

It's natural to want to eat more when we’re bored or stressed but feeling guilty about it won’t help, says dietitian Sophie Medlin, who has this advice for stopping stress snacking >>>

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Easy ways to get rid of bad sleep habits: how one doctor fixed his own sleep debt

July 27th 2021 / Victoria Woodhall

Scary thought: even if you're getting 8 hours', it might not be the right kind of sleep. Dr Rangan Chatterjee reveals what you really need to do to wake up refreshed >>>

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Why did my workout feel rubbish today?

July 26th 2021 / Melanie Macleod

Even the biggest exercise fans have off days - here’s what could be causing your bad session and how to fix it >>>

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Progesterone: how this 'natural antidepressant' hormone affects your sleep, skin and periods

July 20th 2021 / Melanie Macleod

Here’s how to recognise low progesterone symptoms, which can strike in perimenopause, and what to do about them >>>

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I went from peak health to chronic illness and a hidden disability. This is my migraine story

July 9th 2021

Lily Earle, daughter of Liz Earle, never thought she'd spend her 20s in hospitals and doctors' offices. Now a campaigner and a wellness entrepreneur herself, she shares her remarkable journey >>>

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Shakti Mat: is it the next best thing to a massage at home?

July 5th 2021

The modern-day equivalent to a bed of nails, acupressure mats promise to ease muscles, relieve tension, help you sleep and even treat your cellulite! David Beckham, Miranda Kerr and Pink love theirs. But do they work? >>>

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5 ways to train your mind to stress less

June 26th 2021 / Ayesha Muttucumaru

Find it impossible to relax? Become a master of your mind and change the way you see stress for good with these 5 simple rules >>>

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The rise of cold water swimming - and why it's more than just exercise

June 18th 2021 / Melanie Macleod

Hundreds of people are turning to wild swimming as a way to boost mood and clear brain fog, with Fearne Cotton saying it gives her 'clarity and pure exhilaration.' Could it be what we all need right now? >>>

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