Our weekly list of unmissable news brand content includes the hot topic of Bafta 2024 nominations, the latest tech headlines and the dos and don’ts of napping as an adult….
1. BAFTA awards
The 2024 Bafta nominations were announced this week, with The Times sharing which films dominate the top list. Two films hot on everyone’s lips for best film are Christopher Nolan’s ‘Oppenheimer’, receiving a huge 13 nominations, and ‘Poor Things’ with 11. Meanwhile, one of the biggest films of the year, Greta Gerwing’s ‘Barbie’, received five nominations, but bagged none for best film or best director.
2. Chronic fatigue
One in eight of us feels tired all the time, according to a 2022 YouGov survey, with 61% of women saying they feel tired when they wake up. The Telegraph’s Instagram post featured doctor’s insight into what causes fatigue and how to stop feeling constantly tired.
3. What would you tell your younger self?
The Express shared 50 pieces of advice women would give their younger selves. A survey of 2,000 females found top advice included to stop caring what others think, to not waste time with negative people and to not let opportunities pass you by. They would also encourage themselves to be more confident, look after their mental and physical health and learn to say no.
4. The dos and don’ts of napping
To nap or not to nap? The i spoke to sleep experts about the dos and don’ts of nailing the nap.
Usually an act related to babies and the elderly, adults rarely get a look in when it comes to having a moment to nap. Even if you do find time to close your eyes, it’s likely you’ll be interrupted or wake up feeling groggy. However, one expert thinks napping may be key to a healthier lifestyle.
“A short nap can help us boost alertness, cognitive function, and overall energy levels,” says Dr Tracy King, a clinical psychologist, clinical hypnotherapist and yoga and meditation teacher. “Napping can help reduce stress, improve mood, and enhance emotional wellbeing by giving the brain a chance to rest and the muscles a chance to repair and grow.”
5. Stay on top of science and tech
In an episode from this week, the show explored a link between energy drinks and poor sleep in young people, with just a few cans a week having an effect. It also reported that scientists have found a potentially “revolutionary” breakthrough in Alzheimer’s research, after a blood test was found to be accurate at detecting early signs of the disease.