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Modern research has indicated that there is an ever-increasing connection between the amount of artificial blue light that our bodies absorb and the number of people struggling with sleeping problems. The sun produces blue light. It is the blue light produced by the sun that controls our circadian rhythm, which is turn affects our sleep patterns. As the sun comes up, our body's sleep hormone, melatonin, is suppressed, allowing us to wake up naturally. As the sun goes down in an evening, there is less blue light, which increases melatonin production and prepares the body for sleep. This is how our...

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Humidifiers are brilliant devices with a host associated benefits, some of which you may not be familiar with, but this is where we hope this article can help. Their main purpose is to increase the moisture in the air within a certain room or enclosed space. It is this increase in moisture which can then add an extra level of comfort to people's lives. A dry room can be the cause of dry skin, sore eyes and irritated nasal passages. Dryness can aggravate respiratory issues, exaggerate symptoms of the common cold and provide an easier environment for germs and other viruses to spread....

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Sitting at a desk is more than just 'plonking' yourself down and hoping for the best. Without the correct posture, prolonged desk work can have a significant detrimental impact on your body...and 'no-body' wants that. Body parts that often suffer the most from sitting behind a desk include; the lower back, wrists, elbow joints, neck, eyes and shoulders. With a consciousness of the problem and a few small adjustments everyday, you can keep your body supple, mobile and pain free for years to come. Luckily our ergonomically minded friend 'Ernie' is at hand to help in the picture above to...

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Ergonomics. It's a great, although relatively 'unsexy' word. But it affects everyone and it's important to understand how. Ergonomics, or Human Factors, is the process of redesigning products or spaces to optimise them for human use in a certain environment. Computers and computer related equipment are often the focus of ergonomic design as a result of the prolonged periods of time people use these equipment in modern life. Ergonomic design can help to prevent unnecessary fatigue, stress and injury.  Top 5 Ergonomic Injuries? 1. Lower Back Pain  Lower back pain is the worlds most common work-related disability, affecting employees from a range of working environments, not...

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