Sleep Disorders


    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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  • 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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  • Why is REM sleep important?

    5 March 2019

    We spend around one-third of our lives asleep, and getting enough of it vital to enjoy a healthy, happy lifestyle. But did you know that, for us to get what’s considered to be a good night’s sleep, our body must pass through four stages. To understand why REM sleep is important, we must first understand…

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  • Sleep awareness week: misconceptions and myths

    5 March 2019

    We all know how important a good night’s sleep is. Whether you sleep like a log or burn the candle at both ends, getting regular and consistent sleep gives your body time to restore and repair. In fact, the time you spend snuggled under the covers is an essential for maintaining good health. Even though…

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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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    How to stop walking and talking in your sleep

    25 February 2019

    We’ve all heard stories about people walking and talking in their sleep – but is it really that common? It was recently estimated that in fact around 15% of adults in the UK regularly sleepwalk, while just 5% are estimated to talk in their sleep. If you or a family member are impacted by either…

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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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  • 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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  • 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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