Category Archives: Sleep Science

Why sleep and productivity are inextricably linked

As World Productivity Day arrives, we’re taking a closer look at the relationship between working hard and a good night’s rest   It’s no secret that tiredness and fatigue are the sworn enemies of productivity. When we’re exhausted, we’re far less likely to perform at our maximum capacity when it comes to work, exercise and […]

Why you should find it in your heart to spend more time getting quality sleep

The kitchen may be the heart of the home but there’s no doubt that your heart benefits from the hours you spend in the bedroom It’s no secret that good sleep is an important part of our overall health. Sleep is linked to our memory, our cognitive function, our physical wellbeing and our emotional state. […]

Fact vs. Fiction: Do women really need more sleep than men?

It’s time to separate the myth from the truth Despite the fact we all have sleep in common, there are still many curiosities and misconceptions surrounding it. From dreams and sleepwalking to sleep cycles and sleep hormones, sleep can be a lot more complicated than simply putting your head on the pillow and closing your […]

The role sleep plays in your mental health

Looking after ourselves has never felt more important, and sleep has a vital role to play in this   With the coronavirus still disrupting daily life for all of us, it’s understandable that we’re all feeling a little more stressed than usual. The uncertainty of the current situation has led to increased levels of anxiety […]

Sleep Like a Baby: why is sleep so important for children?

We all want to give our children the best start in life. But few things are as crucial as simply protecting their rest and recovery time.   We all know that sleep is important. Even for adults, getting enough sleep is key to both our physical energy levels and our mental capacity, as well as […]

How to get to sleep when your brain won’t switch off

In these strange times, it’s all too easy to let overthinking keep you up at night Stress and anxiety are common mental health concerns in the UK, but with the coronavirus pandemic still dominating the news and disrupting our daily lives, it feels like nationwide stress levels have never been higher. And this can have […]

Sleep and your immune system

Here’s why a good night’s sleep is key to avoiding illness and staying healthy Updates about the coronavirus have been dominating headlines and conversations for the last few weeks. From regular handwashing to self-isolation, we’re all taking steps to reduce our risk of contracting the virus or passing it on to others. When it comes […]

Why better sleep is the best resolution for 2020

You might be cutting out the booze or hitting the gym this January, but you should also be assessing your sleep With the festive season officially over, many of us are hoping to make a few positive lifestyle changes to mark the start of a New Year. Unfortunately, research from business insider reveals that 80% […]

The impact of shift work on your sleep health

How do you maintain a healthy relationship with sleep when your career involves a hectic, ever-changing schedule? According to the National Sleep Foundation, we should all be aiming for between seven and eight hours of sleep per night. However, for a lot of us, our careers make this impossible. This is particularly true for shift […]