Sleep Disorders

  • 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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  • 8 Essential student sleeping tips

    7 November 2018

    A lot of people think that uni students go for short lectures, sleep in the rest of the day, watch TV and generally have it easy. In fact, the opposite is true. University is an incredibly demanding and often very stressful time, which can have a negative impact on sleep. Here are our tips for…

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    The effects of napping at uni

    26 October 2018

    A nap can be really enjoyable. It’s a quiet escape from the rest of the world and a chance to recharge your batteries ready for the rest of the day. Sometimes they can be really beneficial, other times less so. If you’re thinking of getting your head down for a few minutes or a longer…

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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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  • Resetting Your Sleep Cycle

    23 July 2018

    We all have an inner clock or scheduler that helps us fall asleep at night and wake in the morning. It’s called the circadian clock and is individual to each person, which is why you may be ready for another episode of your favourite box set at 10pm while your partner is fast asleep. Certain…

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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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  • How Stress Affects Your Sleep

    3 May 2018

    Millions of Brits are going about their business each day feeling shattered. All we need is a good night’s sleep, but when night comes, all those little details flood through our minds. It’s a perpetual cycle. You’re tired, and that makes you more stressed, but then that stress stops you getting the sleep you need…

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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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  • Sleep Wellness Survey

    19 March 2018

    We all know that how we sleep at night can make or break us. Getting good sleep is pivotal to staying well and healthy, while a poor night’s rest leaves us feeling groggy and unfocused. More than that though, research has tied sleep deprivation to a number of physical health problems; including obesity, heart disease…

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  • Sleep Hacks and Myths

    7 February 2018

    Over half of the population is not getting enough sleep[1], so the chances are that you have already googled ways to get a better night’s sleep. At Bensons for Beds, we’re dedicated to helping everyone everywhere get a better night’s sleep, whether that’s by providing pocket sprung mattresses and super king-size beds, or just by…

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  • Common Things That Sleepwalkers Do

    7 February 2018

    Sleepwalking is a lot more common than you probably think. According to the NHS, at least 20% of children sleepwalk at least once, while an independent study reckons that one third of people in the UK have experienced sleepwalking[1]. At Bensons for Beds, we understand that it isn’t just a comfortable mattress on a king-size…

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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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    5 Tips For Pregnancy Sleep

    11 May 2017

    Ahh, the joys of pregnancy. Nausea, hormones, cramping and a never-ending need for the toilet can all seriously interrupt your precious eight-hours of shut-eye. And, if you dare to complain about it, all you hear is a well-meaning chorus of, “Just wait until the baby gets here, then you’ll know about sleepless nights.” But before…

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    How To Improve Sleep In Old Age

    11 May 2017

    Getting older can bring with it many perks (hello, retirement), but better sleep isn’t one of them. As we age, we experience a marked decline in both the quality and duration of our slumber, with insomnia rates reaching nearly 50% by the time we’re over 60 years old. If you’re bored of waking up at…

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    Stress and Sleep Problems: How To Break The Cycle

    3 April 2017

    From worrying about the little things in life (like your ever-growing to-do list) to feeling anxious about the big stuff (like moving house), we’ve all had those nights when we just can’t sleep. It’s no surprise that stress affects sleep quality and can seriously hinder our ability to switch off. But did you know that…

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