Tag Archives: how to sleep better

Can’t Sleep? Here’s why counting sheep may not be the answer

counting sheep

It’s often hailed as the classic way to hit the hay, but research suggests counting sheep has little impact on our ability to nod off Many of us struggle when it comes to falling asleep. In fact, figures show that as many as 16 million UK adults suffer from regular sleepless nights. We all have […]

Is sleep medication making your insomnia worse?

Many insomniacs depend on sleep medication to help them nod off, but this could be worsening your symptoms in the long term There are as many as 16 million adults in the UK living with insomnia, and for many of them sleeping pills provide a fast and effective solution to yet another sleepless night. In […]

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 […]

Can a new sleeping pattern reduce your migraines?

migraine awareness week

September 2nd marks the start of Migraine Awareness Week 2018, so we’re going to explore whether sleep can help reduce your symptoms Migraines aren’t just bad headaches. They occur when blood vessels constrict and expand, due to impulses sent out by hyperactive nerve cells. This is accompanied by the release of chemicals and inflammatory substances […]

Does chocolate really stop you sleeping?

chocolate

World Chocolate Day falls on 7th July, but what impact does the nation’s favourite sweet treat have on your sleep health? Despite an ongoing national trend for healthier eating, chocolate continues to hold a special place in the hearts of adults and children alike. In fact, the UK has the seventh highest consumption of chocolate […]

Catch up sleep may be more beneficial than previously thought, but a solid sleep pattern still prevails

catch up sleep

Is it possible to make up for lost sleep? If you love a lie in, you’re going to love the results of a recent study into sleep health. It turns out that lounging around in bed at the weekend may actually be good for you. Of course, this doesn’t mean that a sedentary lifestyle is […]

March is National Bed Month 2018

national bed month

It’s time for a refresher course in good sleep health National Bed Month is an annual event organised by the Sleep Council, informing and reminding us all of the importance of a good night’s sleep. If you’ve been feeling tired, achy or run down recently, March is the perfect time to reflect on the quality […]

Sleep, productivity & the future of the economy – Dr Jonathan Bloomfield

jonathan bloomfield

Over the last few months my articles have focused on encouraging readers to review their current sleep habits and ensure that the fundamental biological requirements of daily recovery are taken seriously. I am passionate about sleep’s role as one of the key pillars of health and wellbeing – and I hope you now are, too. […]