Mindfulness & Wellbeing

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • The Nations Sleep Habits

    28 February 2019

    Here at Bensons for Beds, we’re passionate about sleep. Getting the right amount of Zzz’s each night is vital for leading a healthy, happy life – and sleep itself is right up there with food and water for keeping us alive. That’s why we’re always conducting new research to help us better understand the sleeping…

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    ASMR: How can it help you sleep?

    25 February 2019

    With more and more people suffering from insomnia and disturbed sleep patterns, a lot of research is going into discovering new ways to help us get a good night’s rest. One trend that’s growing rapidly in popularity is ASMR, so whether your lack of sleep is being caused by stress, a snoring bed-mate or something…

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  • Happy family laughing together in bed

    The ultimate duvet day

    14 February 2019

    There’s nothing quite like spending a cosy day in bed, wrapped up in snug pyjamas, with a good film, and a delicious snack. After a busy week of work and performing the humdrum chores that life throws at you, it really does help to have a day to yourself – which is why we’ve scoured…

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  • 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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