Mindfulness & Wellbeing

  • Bensons for Beds Launches Charity Partnership with Mind

    20 January 2020

    We’re delighted to announce that we’ve teamed up with mental health charity Mind, in our bid to help the nation achieve Sleep Wellness. Mind is the leading mental health charity in England and Wales, they provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. They also campaign to improve services, raise awareness and…

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  • How can you avoid the Bluest of Monday Blues?

    20 January 2020

    The third Monday in January has the unenviable title as the most depressing day of the year. While the scientific validity of ‘Blue Monday’ is questionable, it’s plausible that miserable weather, dark days, anxiety about post-festivity debt, and short-lived New Year’s resolutions could exaggerate the typical back-to-work blues.  So what can you do to prepare…

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  • MEET SOPHIE BOSTOCK OUR NEW SLEEP EXPERT

    20 December 2019

    We are excited to announce our new partnership with sleep scientist Dr Sophie Bostock. As our official sleep expert, Sophie will bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise to support our continued ambition to help the nation achieve Sleep WellnessTM. Sophie has spent the last five years developing and launching the award-winning digital improvement programme…

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  • Sleep Senses Live with Wax Lyrical

    18 September 2019

    We hosted our final Sleep Senses Live on our Instagram channel with influencer and presenter Ebony Dixon and Wax Lyrical home fragrance scientist Dr Will Locke.   We asked Dr Will a series of questions around scent and the links to it helping you relax, here’s what he had to say:  How can we use scents…

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  • Create a Harmonious Home with Yin-Yang Theory

    11 September 2019

    Do you feel overwhelmed with the demands of everyday life? Maybe it’s time to correct the Yin-Yang imbalance in your home. What is Yin-Yang? Simply put, Yin and Yang is an ancient Chinese philosophy that says the world is governed by opposing yet complementary energies – the Yin (feminine) and the Yang (masculine). Such energies exist…

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  • What does your sleeping position say about you?

    30 August 2019

    When it’s time to hit the hay, everyone has their go-to sleeping position. But did you know the way you sleep says a lot about you and your personality? Sleeping positions are often a reflection of our subconscious meaning they come to us naturally and are difficult to control – there’s no hiding how you…

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  • Bensons launches personalised Sleep Diet Model

    21 August 2019

    Bensons for Beds has unveiled its bespoke Sleep Diet model*, perfectly designed by sleep expert, Stephanie Romiszewski, to prescribe the ideal sleep regime to our nation of struggling sleepers. Available to everyone nationwide from the Bensons for Beds website, the Sleep Diet allows Brits to determine a sleep profile which they can relate to, and…

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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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