Tag Archives: sleep

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 […]

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

Whether you’re embracing the spirit of St Valentine in February or not, 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 with their significant other […]

Is blue light really stopping you from sleeping?

Recent research suggests that blue light may not be the primary source of your tiredness and sleep deprivation   In the modern world, digital dominates. One study published in The Independent in 2018 found that UK office workers spend an average of 1,700 hours a year looking at a computer screen. And because of this, […]

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 […]

Is beauty sleep a real thing?

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It’s a notion we’re all familiar with, but can getting a good night’s sleep really make you feel happier about the way you look? ‘Getting your beauty sleep’ is a phrase you’ve probably heard many many times before, but chances are you’ve never given it much credence. However, recent research suggests that there may be […]

Which weeknight is worst for insomnia?

Sunday Insomnia

We all want to wake up feeling refreshed, but research shows we find it hardest on one night of the week in particular. When it comes to maintaining our overall health, there aren’t many things more important than sleep. Sleep not only helps repair and rest our bodies, but also improves our memory and even […]

7 bedtime hacks to help you achieve a good night’s sleep

There is both an art and a science behind getting a good night’s sleep every night. So, what can you do to improve your sleep pattern? For most of us, life feels constantly busy. Between work, travelling, social commitments, housekeeping and squeezing in a bit of ‘me time’, the idea of getting a decent night’s […]

How to sleep better with back pain

According to research conducted by Imperial College London, Arthritis Research UK and the University of Aberdeen, 43% of UK adults suffer from chronic back pain. Back pain, particularly lower back pain, is extremely common and whilst symptoms usually improve within a few weeks or months, the link between poor sleep and back pain is an […]

A Good Night’s Sleep: According to Science

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A good night’s sleep might seem like the most subjective thing in the world, but there is actually a science behind determining how well rested you are. If you wake up feeling bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, chances are you’ll assume you slept well. You may well have done, but actually there are several tell-tale signs which indicate […]

Sleep has a place in every health professional’s toolkit

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Sports scientist Dr Jonathan Bloomfield will attend his first ER-WCPT show in Liverpool this month as part his role as Human Performance Specialist for Mammoth, the experts in comfort technologies. He explains why he believes that our understanding of sleep is still in its infancy, and that the potential for improvements across the health sector […]