Researchers have found that part of our brain keeps a lookout when we sleep in a new environment. This "first-night effect" is the reason we often can't get a good night's sleep in new places, such as hotel rooms or aeroplanes.
For nine months, so much is off the menu for pregnant women. Alcohol, of course, but also cured meats, soft cheeses, sashimi, Carpaccio and poached eggs.
On top of this, many pregnant women are told they shouldn’t eat soft serve ice cream. But why?
There are many effects of poor sleep and sleep deprivation, which can wreak havoc on personal and professional lives, however, there are a number of ways that you can reduce the effects and improve your quality of sleep.