Tag Archives: sleep science

The science behind sleep: what really happens at night?

Despite being a huge part of our lives, there is a lot about sleep that remains a mystery It’s no secret that we all need sleep. While nutrition and exercise often take the headlines in terms of health and wellbeing, sleep is the foundation upon which all other pillars of health are built. High quality, […]

Implementing a back to school routine that helps the whole family

The transition from summer holidays to school can be tough on parents and children alike, but prioritising sleep can help you complete it smoothly   It’s a time that children dread and parents rejoice: back to school season. Families up and down the country are getting themselves get back in to the swing of drop […]

Why you should be thinking about sleep this Mental Health Awareness Week

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 […]

5 ways to fall in love with sleep again

If you’re struggling to sleep soundly, it’s time to re-evaluate your relationship with bedtime Our relationship with sleep is arguably the most important one we’ll ever have. After all, sleep is essential for our health and wellbeing in a number of crucial ways. Not only does it stave off tiredness, but a good night’s sleep […]

Sleep deprivation can stop you feeling positive, according to research

A few restless nights can leave you feeling worse than tired We’re all familiar with a bad night’s sleep. When we struggle to drift off, or find ourselves waking frequently throughout the night, it can have a snowball effect on our ability to function the next day. From excessive tiredness to heightened irritability, the impact […]

5 sleep tips for new parents

Introducing a new member of the family is one of life’s greatest joys but it usually comes at the cost of a good night’s rest. Becoming a parent is an exciting and hugely nerve-wracking experience for anybody. It’s a time full of firsts: first smiles, first laughs, and the first time you lay them down […]

It’s not you, it’s me: should you consider a sleep divorce?

It may not sound like the best advice for a happy marriage but hear us out. Couples struggling to get decent shut-eye may well want to consider a sleep divorce. In films and television we’re bombarded with scenes of loving couples falling asleep wrapped up in each other’s arms. But anyone who shares a bed […]

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 […]

Puppy Love: should you let your dog sleep on your bed?

should you let your dog sleep on your bed

Can letting your furry friend share your bed leave you feeling dog-tired? They’re a loyal and lovable addition to any home, so it’s no surprise that more than a quarter (26%) of UK adults have a dog. This equates to around 9.9 million pet dogs up and down the country. And it isn’t just the […]