Author Archives for Bensons for Beds

  • Eating late? Eat light!

    4 June 2019

    With most of us leading busy lives during the day, getting a good night’s sleep is vital to our careers, relationships and overall happiness. To encourage drifting off into that all-important slumber, and avoid laying there awake until the small hours, food nutritionist Madeleine Shaw shares her thoughts on the sort of foods you should…

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  • Does cheese give you nightmares?

    4 June 2019

    Don’t eat cheese before bed, it’ll give you nightmares! That’s the age-old tale that’s been going around for generations. But is there any truth in it? We sat down with Madeleine Shaw, nutrition expert and food blogger, to get her take on if this old wives’ tale has substance. While there’s no scientific evidence to…

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  • Does sleep spray actually work?

    4 June 2019

    Getting a good amount of sleep each night is the key to leading a healthier, happier life. There are lots of products out there which claim to aid sleep, including sleep sprays, but do they really work? We sat down nutrition expert, Madeleine Shaw, to get the lowdown on how using a sleep spray can…

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  • The benefit of herbal tea

    19 March 2019

    While it may have been made fashionable by Instagram royalty in recent years, herbal tea has been used for centuries for its benefits to health and wellbeing. We chatted with food and nutrition blogger Madeleine Shaw about the benefits of herbal tea, and gathered some advice for herbal newbies. Making yourself a cup of herbal…

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  • Top tips to survive the clocks going forward

    18 March 2019

    British Summer Time marks the end of dark, chilly evenings and lets us know that summer is on the way. While we often welcome an extra hour of daylight when the clocks go forward, it does mean losing a precious hour in bed. For many of us, the time change can take a real toll…

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  • Space saving ideas for your small bedroom

    5 March 2019

    For those living in homes with particularly tiny bedrooms, you’ll know just how tricky it can be to not only efficiently fit all your bedroom furniture in but your belongings, too.  From making use of higher ceilings to doubling up your furniture for multiple practical uses, we’ve put together a list of fifteen amazing space…

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  • Using mood lighting to transform your bedroom

    5 March 2019

    From choosing the perfect bedroom furniture to picking the comfiest bedding, we spend a lot of time making our bedroom spaces comfortable and relaxing places to be. However, when decorating and designing, it can be easy to forget about one of the most important features of your room – lighting. The right lighting can give…

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  • The most effective way to wash your pillows

    5 March 2019

    Is there anything better than freshly-washed bedding? We all have our own laundry routine when it comes to bedlinen, but it’s easy to forget about the stuff underneath the covers. As well as pillow cases and duvet covers, it’s important to regularly freshen your pillows. After all, you rest your head on your pillow every…

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  • The best mattresses to help with back pain

    5 March 2019

    Back pain is a relatively common ailment that can be caused or aggravated by a variety of factors. There are many different types of back pain, which can vary from mild to severe, including: -Persistent muscle aches along your spine. These can occur anywhere from the base of your neck, right down to your tail…

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  • Why is REM sleep important?

    5 March 2019

    We spend around one-third of our lives asleep, and getting enough of it vital to enjoy a healthy, happy lifestyle. But did you know that, for us to get what’s considered to be a good night’s sleep, our body must pass through four stages. To understand why REM sleep is important, we must first understand…

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  • Sleep awareness week: misconceptions and myths

    5 March 2019

    We all know how important a good night’s sleep is. Whether you sleep like a log or burn the candle at both ends, getting regular and consistent sleep gives your body time to restore and repair. In fact, the time you spend snuggled under the covers is an essential for maintaining good health. Even though…

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  • How sleep can make you the best version of you

    4 March 2019

    As one of the main pillars of health, sleep helps to improve our mental and physical state, as well as contributing to a more youthful appearance (better than any beauty serum out there!). Getting into a good sleep routine helps our bodies to heal and grow, and better still, getting more sleep is a realistic…

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  • Are lie ins bad for you?

    4 March 2019

    Weekends and bank holidays offer the perfect opportunity to turn off the alarm and get some extra shut-eye. It can feel indulgent to sleep in for longer than you normally do. We often think we’ll feel more restored and relaxed after lying in, which is why so many of us look forward to staying under…

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