Category Archives: Sleep Science

The role of sleep in your mental health

Improving your sleep quality goes hand-in-hand with improving your wellbeing It’s no secret that sleep is an important part of staying healthy. It gives your body the rest it needs, but it’s also vital for your mental wellbeing too. Around one in four people experience a mental health problem every year, and as many as […]

4 sleep myths that could be damaging your health

Common misconceptions about sleep could be having a negative impact on our health and mood, according to experts For many people, the science of sleep is a bit of a mystery. Some of us seem to able to manage on very little sleep, while others have to strive for at least 8 hours if they […]

How does poor sleep impact your gut health?

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A bad night’s sleep can do a lot more than simply make you feel tired… If you’ve ever had a bad night’s sleep, you’re probably familiar with the stomach grumbles and rumbles which can accompany your exhaustion the next day. Your gut has a huge role to play in your overall health, and a poor […]

Sleep quantity or sleep quality: what matters most?

sleep quality

We all know the importance of a good night’s sleep, but how much and what kind of sleep should you be aiming for? It should come as no surprise to hear that, in order to optimise your sleep health in the most effective way, you need to strike the right balance between how well and […]

Why is sleep so important for children?

There’s a lot more to sleep than avoiding tiredness, especially when it comes to our kids It’s no secret that sleep is important. We’re all familiar with the exhaustion that hits when we don’t get enough sleep the night before. But while getting ample sleep is important for absolutely everybody, it’s particularly vital when it […]

Everything you need to know about British Summer Time

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How can you prepare for the clocks going forward this spring? As we finally move from winter to spring, the inevitable changing of the clocks appears on the horizon. On the 31st March 2019, the clocks will “spring forward” by one hour. This can be a good thing for those of us who enjoy long, […]

How long should it take you to fall asleep?

New research shines a light on the ideal time lapse between going to bed and falling asleep We all experience sleep a little differently. For some of us, sleep comes easily and we quickly fall into a deep slumber. For others, things are a little trickier, and it can take a long time to fall […]

Why do you want to sleep more in winter?

winter

At this time of year, getting out of bed in the morning can feel like a real chore While most of us are impatiently awaiting the arrival of spring, we’re still finding ourselves dealing with some very wintry weather. Cold winds, long nights and grey days are all commonplace at this time of year, and […]

The science behind sleepwalking

What is sleepwalking, why do we do it and how can it be prevented? Sleepwalking is without a doubt one of the most unusual and intriguing phenomena surrounding sleep. Known officially as somnambulism, sleepwalking is actually a behavioural disorder which manifests itself during deep sleep. It can result in a variety of unconscious behaviours from […]

Why a better sleep routine should be top of your New Year’s Resolution list

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With the dawning of a new year comes the chance to refresh your sleep habits Whether you want to get fitter, healthier, more productive or achieve that next promotion in 2019, January is the time to put the plans in place that will help you achieve those goals. But don’t overlook how important a good […]