Sleep Wellbeing

  • 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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  • At what age should my child sleep in their own bed?

    15 May 2019

    For many families who advocate early independence, children go from cot to bed seamlessly.   For others, getting their child to settle at night can be a difficult and drawn out transition, with lots of tears and tantrums along the way.    While there is no written rule at which age children should stop climbing into bed…

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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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  • 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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  • How sleep can make you the best version of you

    4 March 2019

    As one of the main pillars of health, sleep helps to improve our mental and physical state, as well as contributing to a more youthful appearance (better than any beauty serum out there!). Getting into a good sleep routine helps our bodies to heal and grow, and better still, getting more sleep is a realistic…

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  • Are lie ins bad for you?

    4 March 2019

    Weekends and bank holidays offer the perfect opportunity to turn off the alarm and get some extra shut-eye. It can feel indulgent to sleep in for longer than you normally do. We often think we’ll feel more restored and relaxed after lying in, which is why so many of us look forward to staying under…

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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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    Are bunk beds safe for your children?

    17 December 2018

    Kids love bunk beds as they’re fun to sleep in and are great for sleepovers, whereas we love them as they’re a convenient way to make the most of the space in for smaller bedrooms. But are bunk beds safe for children to sleep in? The answer is yes absolutely, if you buy the bed…

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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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  • How often should you change your mattress?

    30 November 2018

    Your mattress plays an essential role in your sleep cycle, and getting that right means you’ll always wake up feeling refreshed and ready to take on the day. According to experts, we should change our regular mattress every seven years to ensure the best night’s sleep. However, there are several other indications that it could…

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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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  • How firm do I need my mattress?

    26 October 2018

    The right mattress can help you sleep and relieve pressure on your back while you slumber. The wrong mattress can be detrimental to the quality of sleep you get and your body. When making your choice, there are a variety of things you need to consider from mattress type, firmness and your sleeping position. Here…

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