Sleep Wellbeing

  • How can you avoid the Bluest of Monday Blues?

    20 January 2020

    The third Monday in January has the unenviable title as the most depressing day of the year. While the scientific validity of ‘Blue Monday’ is questionable, it’s plausible that miserable weather, dark days, anxiety about post-festivity debt, and short-lived New Year’s resolutions could exaggerate the typical back-to-work blues.  So what can you do to prepare…

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  • MEET SOPHIE BOSTOCK OUR NEW SLEEP EXPERT

    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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  • iGel™: the perfect winter warmer

    29 November 2019

    The promise of a great night’s sleep is all too easily offered but delivering on this promise night after night is what sets iGel apart from everyone else. Specially formulated in the US to tackle the problems of hot sweats or night-time chills, iGel’s intelligent temperature-regulating technology contains special crystals which help regulate your body…

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  • Sleep Senses Live with Wax Lyrical

    18 September 2019

    We hosted our final Sleep Senses Live on our Instagram channel with influencer and presenter Ebony Dixon and Wax Lyrical home fragrance scientist Dr Will Locke.   We asked Dr Will a series of questions around scent and the links to it helping you relax, here’s what he had to say:  How can we use scents…

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  • Bensons launches personalised Sleep Diet Model

    21 August 2019

    Bensons for Beds has unveiled its bespoke Sleep Diet model*, perfectly designed by sleep expert, Stephanie Romiszewski, to prescribe the ideal sleep regime to our nation of struggling sleepers. Available to everyone nationwide from the Bensons for Beds website, the Sleep Diet allows Brits to determine a sleep profile which they can relate to, and…

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  • How to sleep in the land of the midnight sun

    14 August 2019

    Would you be able to sleep at night if the sun never really set? For people in Iceland, this natural phenomenon is a normal part of life. For one month of the year every year, the country basks in sunshine for up 21 hours of the day, peaking around the Summer Solstice on the 21st…

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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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  • 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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