Author Archives for Bensons for Beds

  • How to sleep in the land of the midnight sun

    14 August 2019

    Would you be able to sleep at night if the sun never really set? For people in Iceland, this natural phenomenon is a normal part of life. For one month of the year every year, the country basks in sunshine for up 21 hours of the day, peaking around the Summer Solstice on the 21st…

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  • Beat the Heat: How to sleep better in hot weather

    26 July 2019

    In the UK, we spend so much of our time wishing it was summer. But when we do finally get a spell of hot weather, we love to complain. Commutes are stifling, stuffy, and unbearable, the office isn’t made for the heat, and it’s just too hot and uncomfortable to sleep! If you suffer from…

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  • How to sleep better during hay fever season

    24 July 2019

    Hay fever affects 1 in 4 people in the UK, with symptoms peaking between late March and September when the weather is warm, humid and windy – and when pollen count is at its highest.  With the hay fever season now in full swing, 16 million of us will be suffering from bouts of sneezing,…

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  • 5 Common Dreams and What They Really Mean

    17 July 2019

    Dreams are often a reflection of our deep subconscious, presenting themselves metaphorically as we sleep. But it’s not always clear what our dreams mean, and the field of dream research becomes even more fascinating when people from different countries and cultures report having the same dreams. Fortunately for you, we have put this article together…

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  • How to sleep at a festival

    10 July 2019

    Admittedly, getting enough sleep isn’t your number one priority when you’re at a music festival. And while Bensons for Beds don’t offer a bed you can take with you to a festival, we do value the science of sleep wellness. That’s why we’ve put this article together – to ensure you’re well-rested and ready to…

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  • Our Sustainability Initiatives and Plans for the Future

    19 June 2019

    Join us in celebrating a breakthrough in our sustainability practices, with recycling rates and sales of our eco-friendly Silentnight Choices range at a record high. Since launching our recycling programme in August 2018, we have seen around 40,000 beds taken for recycling in the past 10 months, meaning we have saved around 1,800 tonnes of…

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  • Ramadan: How to sleep well whilst fasting

    17 May 2019

    Maintaining a healthy sleeping pattern can be difficult at the best of times, but it’s even harder for some people during Ramadan.  What is Ramadan? Ramadan is the holiest month in the Islamic calendar and is observed by Muslims as a time of spiritual reflection and a recharging of faith.  During this month, Muslims abstain…

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  • At what age should my child sleep in their own bed?

    15 May 2019

    For many families who advocate early independence, children go from cot to bed seamlessly.   For others, getting their child to settle at night can be a difficult and drawn out transition, with lots of tears and tantrums along the way.    While there is no written rule at which age children should stop climbing into bed…

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