• The Surprising Health Benefits of Meditation 

    For centuries, meditation has served as a common way for people to clear away their stress and anxieties. Getting into a comfortable position, controlling our breathing, and allowing the rhythm of stillness to wash over us like an ocean wave are all steps we’ve taken, as a species, in our pursuit of peace.  Interestingly, though, no one really knows where the practice of meditation originates from – or even when it...
  • Event Review: Screamfest

    Situated in Staffordshire at the National Forest Adventure Farm, Screamfest is a scare park which welcomes over 22,000 visitors every year for a night of horror and laughter in equal measure. With five scares to experience, Impact were invited to the preview night to see what all the fuss was...
  • Dear Agony Aunt: I’m struggling to sleep at night…

    Dear Agony Aunt… I’m struggling to relax and sleep at night, do you have any tips for how to unwind? Agony Aunt says… I may not be a sleep expert, but I HAVE been given the Divine Right from our God above (Impact‘s Editor-in-Chief, Emma Heasman) to answer questions...
  • Health Impact: Tired?

    “Doctor, I’m tired all the time.” As a GP, I hear this a lot.  In fact, tiredness is the most common problem that people see their doctor for.  1 in every 20 of my appointments are with patients experiencing fatigue1, and every year 1-2% of people in the UK...
  • Watch This If…You’re Struggling to Sleep

    “When you have insomnia you’re never really asleep, and you’re never really awake.” If that sounds overfamiliar, you’re either living in a perpetual state of sleep deprivation, or you’ve just already seen Fight Club before. If the former, not the latter is true, then being a member of Fight...
  • Up All Night – Impact Investigates Student Insomnia

    Can’t get no sleep? Time moves slowly when you’re wide awake. Despite having a 9am seminar, you’ve been lying in bed for three hours. Like Nottingham student Unigwe Nneka, you feel like a “nocturnal creature….watching the world go by.” You are not alone. Insomnia, or the struggle to fall...