Rest and Relax

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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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    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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    What’s the best pillow for neck pain?

    17 December 2018

    Being comfortable in bed is vital to getting a good night’s rest, but many people find getting to sleep an absolute pain in the neck – literally. To combat neck pain, it’s helpful to choose the right pillow. In fact, experts say you should replace your pillows every one to two years to achieve better…

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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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  • 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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  • iGel™ – Keeping you cool in summer  

    24 August 2018

    In the summer months, sleeping can be so difficult. Your bedroom is full of hot air, the sun pours in far too early in the morning and your mattress can feel like a furnace the second you lie down on it.   The problem with many mattresses, and pillows for that matter, is that they don’t…

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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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    Bensons for Beds’ Ultimate Christmas Gift Guide

    19 December 2017

    It’s hard to believe that time of year has come around again! The decorations are on the tree and the preparation has begun. The next few weeks hold plenty of mince pies, parties, prosecco – and of course, presents. It can be difficult to know where to start when finding gifts for the people you…

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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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