Mindfulness & Wellbeing

  • How the Christmas party affects your body, in 24 hours

    6 December 2018

    The Christmas party is always a festive highlight; however new research shows office workers are likely to have the worst night’s sleep of the year, when they finally make it to bed. In a recent poll, 65% of staff attending their work Christmas party said they had less than five hours sleep on the night,…

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  • 7 ways to deal with the holiday blues

    7 November 2018

    The holiday blues are real. When the days get shorter and the temperature drops, many of us begin to struggle. Boost your Vitamin D levels Optimal Vitamin D levels can help boost your mood, improve your overall brain function, and generally positively impact your wellbeing. This is one of the reasons we feel great in…

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  • 8 of the best scents for autumn

    26 October 2018

    Who doesn’t love autumn? Think of blue skies and crisp clear autumn days, the reds, browns and burnt oranges of the leaves as they fall from the trees, and drinking hot chocolate while wearing your cosy jumper. As the weather changes there are plenty of intoxicating aromas that you can use to help you sleep…

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  • 9 Student Wellness Tips

    26 October 2018

    Going to university is such an exciting time. You’ll be living away from home for the first time, being independent, and have a new place to explore. Unfortunately, it can also be quite stressful, scary and daunting. It’s therefore so important to look after your mental and physical health. Our nine student wellness tips will…

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    Bensons for Beds announces partnership with Sleep Expert

    24 October 2018

    Bensons for Beds today announces an exciting new partnership with Sleep Physiologist, Stephanie Romiszewski. Stephanie has been appointed as Bensons’ official Sleep Expert and will be working with the retailer to offer expert advice on how to get the best night’s sleep possible. Stephanie will bring her straight talking and realistic approach to sleep, and…

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  • What is the ideal temperature to sleep in?  

    26 September 2018

    To get the best possible sleep it’s so important to ensure your bedroom is the ideal temperature. If things are too hot, or too cold, this can have a negative impact on the quality of your sleep.   Why does the temperature of the room matter?   Your body heat peaks in the evening before you go to bed but drops…

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  • Environment therapy: creating a multi-sensory bedroom

    17 September 2018

    Your bedroom should be set up to help you sleep. From choosing the right bed, fitting blackout curtains, or banning the TV. Every bedroom decision should go towards creating a space that promotes quality and healthy sleep. Nothing does that quite like a calming and peaceful environment. Think of your bedroom as your space to…

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  • How children can be affected by a house move

    17 September 2018

    Moving to a new house can be a stressful time for everyone. As parents, you’ll be coordinating all manner of things and keeping your fingers crossed everything runs smoothly. But when it comes to the kids, they’ll be uprooted to new surroundings, will move away from their friends and potentially have to change school. It…

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  • Should you go to sleep angry?

    13 August 2018

    We’ve all been there. An evening argument with your partner, friend or loved one drags on into the night. You know you should sleep, but you have that age-old advice floating through your head. “Don’t go to bed angry or on an argument” they say. “It’ll be much better if you make up before bed”…

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  • Music and sound to help you sleep

    21 June 2018

    Earlier this year, DJ Tom Middleton put his talents to an unusual test. Having suffered from insomnia himself while touring, he set about creating an album that puts the listener to sleep. In his own words; he said he’d set out to create music that people don’t actually end up listening to. Through relaxing music…

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  • 10 Summer sleep hacks

    5 June 2018

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

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  • How Much Sleep Should I Have?

    25 April 2018

    Grabbing a decent eight hours of kip is often the yardstick by which we measure whether we’re getting enough sleep. But it’s not always an exact science. It depends on you as an individual, your life and your health. Here we’ll take you through the essentials. The importance of sleep Let’s start with why sleep…

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  • Meditation Techniques to Help You Sleep

    24 April 2018

    Say it with us; “tonight, I’m going to have a great night’s sleep”. It sounds pretty good doesn’t it? Now you’ve pictured it in your head and you’ve given yourself a little pep talk, it’s time to make it a reality. According to our Sleep Wellness Survey, anxiety, work stress and family stress are three…

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    Top 5 Tips for Getting a Good Night’s Sleep

    7 December 2017

    We all know that how we sleep at night can make or break us. Get yourself a great night’s kip and you could wake up feeling revitalised, refreshed and raring to go. On the other hand, even just one spell of short and disrupted sleep can leave us run-down. Because sleep plays such a crucial…

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  • How To Stop Sleepwalking In Its Tracks

    20 February 2017

    What is sleepwalking? Sleepwalking is part of a group of sleep disorders known as parasomnias, which cover any abnormal sleep behaviour, emotion or dream that happens at night, and is more likely to occur in the first third of the night, when we transition from one sleep stage – such as deep sleep – to…

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  • How To Treat Sleep Apnea

    20 February 2017

    Ever woken up in the night gasping for breath? You may be suffering from sleep apnea (also known as sleep apnoea). Think you could be suffering from this common sleep disorder? Find out the symptoms of sleep apnea and treatment tips with expert advice from The Sleep School’s Dr Guy Meadows. Sleep apnea causes Sleep…

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  • What Is Insomnia And How To Deal With It

    20 February 2017

    Do you spend your nights tossing and turning, worrying about how much sleep you’re missing and counting down the hours until your alarm goes off? If you’re regularly waking too early or feeling more tired when you get up than when you went to bed, you could be suffering from insomnia. What causes insomnia? Insomnia…

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