Category Archives: Sleep Science

Why do you feel groggy in the morning?

why do you feel groggy

Even if you get eight hours of sleep, you still might not wake up feeling refreshed There is nothing worse than waking up feeling like all you want to do is put your head back on the pillow and fall asleep. But for many of us, feeling groggy in the morning is a daily struggle. […]

6 ways to maintain a sleep routine in your house during the summer holidays

Here’s how to stop your little ones wearing themselves out this summer Every child looks forward to the school holidays. It’s a chance for them to relax after a long year at school, seeing their friends and enjoying a seemingly endless stretch of free time. But while the summer holidays can be great for kids […]

Why are some of us light sleepers and some of us heavy sleepers?

light sleepers

What are the reasons behind the way you sleep, and is it possible to change your habits? Some of us find ourselves waking constantly throughout the night at the slightest disturbance, while others seem to be able to sleep through anything. Many people are self-declared light sleepers or heavy sleepers, yet there’s still no definitive […]

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?

gut health

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 sleep quality or quantity? 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 […]

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

british summer time

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 […]