How to Sleep Better

Get Yourself A Great Bedtime Routine

Susan Leigh | Posted 28.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Susan Leigh

Consistency is often an important contributor to a good sleep routine, where you have a designated time to switch off from work, eat healthily and aim to go to bed and get up at the same time. Training your mind and body as to when to wind down is the key to supporting an effective sleep pattern.

Feeling Supercharged Around The Supermoon? - How Yoga Can Help

Tara Lee | Posted 14.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Tara Lee

Around supermoons people report more of a feeling of wakefulness, a feeling of being 'supercharged'. The full moon has a reputation for knocking people off balance, stirring emotions leading to 'lunatic' behaviour.

A Poem for my CoSleeping Baby

Donna Mills | Posted 10.10.2016 | UK Parents
Donna Mills

When we go up the wooden hill Direct to Bedfordshire I know you want to snuggle up It's your favourite desire I've let you get away with it By welcom...

Tired and in Need of a Good Night's Sleep?

Susan Leigh | Posted 17.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Susan Leigh

Often though we may be restless, find it difficult to drift off to sleep or awaken during the night, fully alert and unable to go back to sleep after only a few fitful hours. Let's look at how even busy people can negotiate with their lives and find ways to support a deep, refreshingly satisfying night long sleep.

Improve Your Sleep and Three Keys to Making It Better

Paul Kelley | Posted 12.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Paul Kelley

The average person wakes naturally at 8-9am and goes to sleep at midnight to 1am (more like holiday sleep). Adjust these timings for your chronotype ('lark' or 'owl') using the MCTQ short questionnaire as it will tell you more about your sleep.

Sleep Well and Enjoy the Benefits

Susan Leigh | Posted 24.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Susan Leigh

The times when we do manage to sleep well are often accompanied by a happier, calmer disposition where we find it easier to cope with life's stresses and strains. We all accept that it's important to sleep well.

How to Sleep Better

Anja Brierley | Posted 03.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Anja Brierley

My top tip for when you are still awake at 3am or woke up at 4am knowing sleep just ain't gonna happen is to practise Yoga Nidra or yogic sleep. It's a bit like a guided relaxation or meditation which allows your mind to be guided free of distractions.

Three Things I Learnt From Waking Up With Night-Time Nosebleeds

Beatrix A Schmidt | Posted 26.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Beatrix A Schmidt

By the time I was 25, I'd burnt myself out physically, mentally and even spiritually: I developed psoriasis, which covered twenty per cent of my body, and I gained weight. But the alarm bells really started to ring loud and clear when I began regularly waking up in the middle of the night with a nosebleed.

Sleep Disorders: An Alternative Approach

Kate Percival | Posted 17.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Kate Percival

Insomnia is now recognised as a significant public health issue and recent estimates suggest that one in three UK adults find it difficult to fall asleep or to stay asleep, whilst around half of these cases sleep so badly that they experience problems functioning the next day.

How to Use Mindfulness to Get to Sleep

Andrew Cunningham | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Andrew Cunningham

One of the most common problems I encounter with clients is poor quality sleep. Either they have difficulty in getting to sleep or wake in the night or too early or are just not getting a satisfying refreshing sleep.

Is It Time to Take an iSiesta?

Steph Weller | Posted 22.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Steph Weller

Seriously, Mr Cameron, can this be a law? I'm sure a siesta Bill can be passed. Let's look at the benefits for a moment: power naps = more productive brain activity, it makes us happier, healthier, reduces stress, which in turn is good for our cardiovascular systems - less strain on the NHS.

WATCH: How To Have The Perfect Nap

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Lights off, bra off, perhaps some soothing whale music: there are many components that make up the perfect nap. But if you sleep for too little or...

7 Readers Reveal Their Tips For Sleep

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.10.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Today, we get an extra hour in bed, so naturally it's been proclaimed National Sleep In Day. Luckily, our trusty bloggers know exactly how to have ...

How To Have The Perfect 'Lie In' When The Clocks Go Back

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah O'Meara | Posted 23.10.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Despite the health benefits of sleep, one in three of us don't get enough, according to research by the British Heart Foundation. So why not take a...

Which Fruit Could Improve Your Sleep by 35%?

Tony Wrighton | Posted 29.10.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Tony Wrighton

When I wrote Relax In A Minute, the chapter people asked about more than any other was the one on sleep. I was surprised at just how many people struggle with dropping off and sleeping deeply. So is it possible that eating fruit before bed could possibly help?

Is Sleeping With Someone Else Better For Your Health Than Sleeping Alone?

The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 06.06.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Do you sleep better at night when you have someone else in your bed? According to a growing body of research, you're not alone, as sharing your bed ca...

Would You Have Sweet Dreams On This Underwater Bed?

The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 03.05.2012 | UK Lifestyle

If you love watching the calm, sea waves swishing around your feet on holiday, you could soon experience this blissful feeling by swapping your sunbed...

Sleep Tight - Overcoming Sleep Problems

Laura Knowles | Posted 02.05.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Knowles

I can't sleep. Claire, my business partner, can't sleep. I'm waiting for the time when we call each other at 3am for a chat. You see our beloved busi...

Sleep Quality Improves With Age

Eureka! | Posted 01.03.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Aging does not appear to be a factor in poor sleep, a survey has revealed. A survey of 150,000 adults found that sleep quality appears to improve ...

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Sleep Tips For The Longest Night Of The Year | Kyrsty Jade Hazell | Posted 21.12.2011 | UK Lifestyle

Today is the shortest day of the year - or as we prefer to see it, the longest night. So rather than lamenting the shortage of daylight hours, we sugg...

GPs and Health Visitors Failing Parents

Chireal Shallow | Posted 30.12.2011 | UK Lifestyle
Chireal Shallow

If mothers don't get enough sleep or their sleep is continually broken they will suffer from sleep deprivation. This will have a major impact on cognitive functioning but also on emotional and physical health not the optimal position to be in when caring for young children.

Can This Device Really Help you Sleep Better?

Tony Wrighton | Posted 09.12.2011 | UK Lifestyle
Tony Wrighton

[1 minute self-development] It's been a busy week. I've been in California, Cyprus and er, Croydon. You might almost call it jetset, except my in-fl...