05 Nov 2018

Age smarter by sleeping

Age smarter by sleeping

Sleep is important for your mental faculties, such as learning and gaining insights. Unfortunately, we can’t (yet) halt the ageing process, but the associated mental effects can be kept in check by a good night's sleep. Find out how!

27 Mar 2017

Stimulate your memory and concentration

Stimulate your memory and concentration

Not only your body but also your brain regularly needs stimuli to stay active. Fortunately there is good news: there are easy ways to stimulate your brain.

19 Dec 2016

Sleep and body temperature

Sleep and body temperature

Did you know that your body temperature gives a very strong signal for falling asleep? In his book Iedereen Slaapt, Ysbrand van der Werf discusses the different aspects of sleep and sleeping behaviour.

21 Jul 2016

The power of your smile

The power of your smile

A laughing fit every now and then can help to reduce stress and worries. Laughter has many advantages: your muscles relax, the stress hormones adrenalin and cortisol reduce, it lowers your blood pressure, and your immune system gets a boost.

30 Jun 2016

Rituals before going to sleep

Rituals before going to sleep

The process before you go to bed has a huge impact on your sleep. An average adult needs about 7 to 8 hours of sleep per night, but this differs per individual. You can do a lot yourself to influence your sleep as positively as possible.