We all have our preferred sleeping habits and without them, it can make a good night’s sleep near impossible, but we often disregard its importance in our daily lives. It is well known that a good night’s sleep results in increased productivity the following day, but does our sleeping position affect our working output? OnBuy’s Furniture Department discovered that the most common sleeping position is the fetal position, with a whopping 29% admitting that this is their preferred way to sleep. The second most popular position is the pillow hugger (24%). The freefall, the thinker and the soldier follow in third, fourth, and fifth with 14%, 13% and 10% choosing these positions as their favourite.
Guttmacher Institute finds that 218 million women in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) have an unmet need for modern contraception. In the 132 countries studied, the need is disproportionately high among adolescents aged 15–19 who want to avoid a pregnancy (43%, compared with 24% among all women aged 15–49). Fully meeting the needs for sexual and reproductive health care would result in immense health gains, including a reduction of about two-thirds in unintended pregnancies, unsafe abortions and maternal deaths. Commitment to providing this essential care for all women is critical to upholding sexual and reproductive rights during and after the COVID-19 pandemic.
by Dr. Stefanie Claudia Müller
The history of the second-largest island in Mediterranean after Sicily is tempting as its food. But you have to distinguish very well between touristic and cheap places and the real local kitchen. However, the ice cream never disappoints. The fact that Sardinia is almost as far from the Italian mainland as Tunisia surprises most people. There is an obvious link to Africa and its culture as well as to prehistoric times. Thousands of nuraghe (stone buildings) dot the landscape. They proof that people have been enjoying the island for millennia.
It is a small country with a high ratio of satisfaction among its inhabitants. They love to be outside, to cycle and walk, and also now in times of the pandemic they did things differently as this young restaurant owner told us.
by Adrian Leeds
Everything we thought was going to happen in our lives in the near future is being thwarted by the Coronavirus pandemic. It’s a lesson to be learned that what we believe will happen in the future is completely illusory. As philosopher Eckhart Tolle said: “The future is usually imagined as either better or worse than the present. If the imagined future is better, it gives you hope or pleasurable anticipation. If it is worse, it creates anxiety. Both are illusory.”