Let go of stress with In The Moment Magazine issue 36
Discover your body's hidden stress signals, work with your hormone cycle to take care of your skin and tackle insomnia with our sleep special
In this issue we're focusing on something that's really fundamental to our health and wellbeing: sleep.
In The Moment Magazine's editor Kirstie Duhig says: "Sleep. It’s a source of anxiety for so many of us. Am I getting enough? Should I be going to bed earlier? How can I switch off my busy mind when my thoughts are keeping me awake?
"This issue, we address all of these questions and more in our 22-page Sleep Well Special, packed with expert advice and practical exercises to help you fall asleep easier and wake up feeling properly refreshed. I read recently that humans are the only mammal known to willingly delay sleep.
"Our modern culture is in many ways geared towards exactly this. Netflix, social media, the pressure to be ‘on call’ all the time... Is this a good thing? We probably all agree that it’s not. As a parent, it’s made me question the message I give to my children, because if the idea of ‘staying up late’ is always promoted as a treat (tired kids the next day is definitely not a treat) then the flipside to this is that going to bed is a chore, or that early to bed means they are missing out on something.
"That’s not to say I never let my children stay up, but it has certainly made me conscious of the need to balance this with the message that going to bed when you are tired is A Really Good Thing. And that goes for me too! I hope you find plenty of helpful tips and ideas in all of our features this month. Do get in touch and let us know your thoughts, and if there are any topics you’d like us to cover we’d love to hear from you. Connect with us on Facebook or Instagram."
In this issue, you'll also find some great sleep advice from Rob Hobson, author of The Art of Sleeping, who recently appeared as a guest on the In The Moment Magazine podcast.
Read on to discover all of the insightful features inside our March issue…
Turn to page 29 for our special sleep guide. Find out how to tackle insomnia using relaxation, ways to relieve stress using breathwork, why alcohol could be affecting your sleep,
Discover new ways to manage your stress levels with Dr Rangan Chatterjee, why difficult women make great role models, how to handle a fairweather friend, meditation through movement, tips for coping with stress in a relationship and how to match your routine to your hormone cycle.
Sara Tasker learns how to have courage in her ideas, try a memoir masterclass and read about Hadley Freeman's rich family sage in our latest book club feature.
Read all about Christine Liu's recipe for rest, step into Selina Lake's garden paradise, catch up with our new working life column and discover the joys of far away friendships.
Head off on a solo retreat, experience the joys of a night under the stars, plan a camping trip and connect with nature and discover matriarchal societies around the world.
Cover illustration by Alexandra Kern.