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Because of the serious dangers posed by the Coronavirus Pandemic we have listed what we believe are the most important tips that can help protect ourselves, our loved ones and others against a killer disease.

1. Get vaccinated
2. Wear a mask in public places
3. Keep your distance
4. Good ventilation
5. Hand washing

These five measures are the ones recommended by the World Health Organisation and other reputable science based organisations. Simple measures that save lives.

There are other measures that can be taken but the first two items on the list are by far the most important ones. Mask wearing is very effective at slowing the spread of the disease.

We are unfortunately beset with a great deal of false information denying the safety of vaccines and the efficacy of face coverings. This has resulted in many deaths and cases of long lasting health problems for many

Please pass on this information, it could save your life or that of a friend or loved one.
The Virus has caused a pandemic with the potential to kill vast numbers of people. Be vigilant. Action is needed!

Sleep Tips - Get your beauty Sleep

Alarm Clock 
Alarm clocks tend to wake you up at an important point in the sleep cycle, often disrupting the critically important REM sleep. The preeminent expert on the subject, Mathew Walker recommends only ever using an alarm clock to remind you WHEN TO GET TO SLEEP, and certainly not to wake up.

Get to bed at the same time every night. The experts are pretty unanimous that keeping regular sleeping times is the most important factor in getting good restorative sleep. Getting a stable sleep cycle, or circadian rhythm is essential ~ Ed

Try turning down the lights an hour or two before bed-time; that way you will get a better sleep. When my friend suggested it to me I was very sceptical.  Believe me it works ~ Ian McKenzie  Sydney  Australia

Gaining weight is related to failing to get a good a good night's sleep. There are other causes of obesity but there is a definite link between being overweight and missing out on sleep time. Professor Mathew Walker  in his book, 'Why We Sleep' cites good evidence that if you fix your sleep habits then you will have a better chance of gaining control of you body weight. Ed

Melatonin for older people: Last night I had such a great sleep, it was heavenly!. Getting sufficient sleep started becoming  a problem with me since I became 70, five years ago. I believe that using medication to help sleep is generally a bad idea, but that the natural body-chemical melatonin could benefit  older people. I used half a 3mg tablet and  slept like a baby  ~  A Klystron

Another useful link - The Sleep Guide for Students from Maryville University https://online.maryville.edu/learn-to-sleep-well-to-study-well-a-guide-for-college-students/

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