Sleep Wellbeing

  • 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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  • Eating late? Eat light!

    4 June 2019

    With most of us leading busy lives during the day, getting a good night’s sleep is vital to our careers, relationships and overall happiness. To encourage drifting off into that all-important slumber, and avoid laying there awake until the small hours, food nutritionist Madeleine Shaw shares her thoughts on the sort of foods you should…

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  • Does cheese give you nightmares?

    4 June 2019

    Don’t eat cheese before bed, it’ll give you nightmares! That’s the age-old tale that’s been going around for generations. But is there any truth in it? We sat down with Madeleine Shaw, nutrition expert and food blogger, to get her take on if this old wives’ tale has substance. While there’s no scientific evidence to…

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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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  • 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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