Sleep Deprivation

Think You're Ready to Be a Parent?

Lucy Tobin | Posted 13.11.2015 | UK Parents
Lucy Tobin

Pick up 10kg of flour from the supermarket. Don't put it down for 12 hours. Whilst carrying it, continue normal tasks, including paying for the rest of your shopping, smiling tightly when strangers poke your flour and ask its gender, travelling home, and unpacking your shopping.

Making Time for Sleep: Afternoon School Starts

Paul Kelley | Posted 10.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Paul Kelley

Very few of us make enough time to sleep in our lives- even if we can. Almost all of us are sleep deprived. Of course some of us don't have any choice: people in health and emergency services, long-haul airline pilots, and families with young babies (especially if they sleep as little my son Toby did!).

A Sleepless Globe: The Cost of Losing our Dreams

Professor Richard Wiseman | Posted 05.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Professor Richard Wiseman

Travel, exploration and being more connected are a global dream experienced and sought after by many. We all have dreams, things we want to achieve and do in life - but the dreams we consider least, in today's world, are those that happen every night.

10 Things a Sleep Deprived Mama Does to Get Through the Day

Reneé Davis | Posted 09.10.2015 | UK Parents
Reneé Davis

When people learn that I've spent the last six years plus existing on a miniscule amount of sleep, they are shocked, because I always seem so energetic apparently (they should see me at 3am!)

Drinking Coffee Before Bed Resets Your Body Clock

PA | By John von Radowitz, Press Association Science Correspondent | Posted 17.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Coffee drunk late in the evening resets the internal body clock which regulates a host of biological functions and genes according to a natural day/ni...

Marriage Vows for the Sleep Deprived

Yvette Lamb | Posted 13.09.2015 | UK Parents
Yvette Lamb

Whilst I don't know the secret to a happy marriage, I do think our vows, if we were to renew them, which we won't be - (I can't even organise a Tesco shop any more let alone an event; plus, it might require the wearing of something other than leggings... horror) - our promises might well be a little different from those we made previously.

Dreaming of More Sleep? Tips on How to End the Nightmare of Sleep Deprivation

Professor Ewan Gillon | Posted 11.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Professor Ewan Gillon

It might seem obvious but always sleep in a darkened room. Light inhibits the secretion of melatonin, a hormone that naturally promotes sleep. Any artificial light after dark can send wake-up messages to the brain.

Working 9-5 Is 'Torture' And Could Harm Employee Health, Says Academic

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 09.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle

For those who head to work feeling they could benefit from an extra hour's kip - this Oxford academic has your back. Dr Paul Kelley has likened typ...

This Is How Often You Should Replace Your Mattress (But We Bet You Don't Do It)

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 11.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle

You know that comfy bed that you struggle to peel yourself out of every morning? Well, if this news is anything to go by, it could be seriously past i...

Coffee is the Answer

Daniel Rourke | Posted 10.08.2015 | UK Parents
Daniel Rourke

The point I'm trying to make is that there is nothing that can prepare you for such levels of sleep deprivation. New parents will agree that there are times where you feel so tired, you could happily fall asleep on a bed of nails whilst giving Jabba the Hut a piggy back.

My Top 10... Tips for Surviving Sleep Deprivation

Hannah Clarke | Posted 26.07.2015 | UK Parents
Hannah Clarke

The phrase "Sleep like a baby" should be outlawed in my opinion and anyone who dares utter it in the company of a sleep-deprived parent should be forced to babysit at least one night a month and pay for said sleep-deprived parents to have a date night. Or a full night's sleep in a hotel...

The Key to Productivity? Spend the Day Getting Ready for Sleep

Dominique Antiglio | Posted 21.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Dominique Antiglio

From showing the world how stoic you are by putting in so much overtime and working at weekends, the new, smarter way to work is to improve your work/life balance, starting from looking after your sleep.

8 Pieces Of Advice For Sleep Deprived Parents

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 13.07.2015 | UK Parents

When you bring your newborn home from the hospital, you know that those long lie-ins on a Sunday and 10-hour kips will be long gone. But the sleep ...

It's Official, My Daughter Has Autism

Reneé Davis | Posted 13.07.2015 | UK Parents
Reneé Davis

Nowadays she rarely sleeps through, and she is six next week. On top of all this she never outgrew the toddler meltdowns, and her violent outbursts have been steadily getting worse.

How to Get a Toddler to Sleep in a Heatwave

Yvette Lamb | Posted 01.07.2015 | UK Parents
Yvette Lamb

I love summer, of course. Everyone loves summer: spending more time outside is good for us and there is always more to do. Then, during the five or so days a year of 'proper summer' - AKA heatwave territory, things ramp up a gear and we get to feel like we're on a foreign holiday at home - for free - amazing!

11 Things All Parents Have Done When Their Babies Won't Sleep...

Helen Wallen | Posted 18.06.2015 | UK Parents
Helen Wallen

Babies don't sleep. And anyone who has somehow managed to acquire one that does, I can assure you it's either 'pure luck', or that you've now become so delirious from the sleep deprivation (and accompanying gin-habit) that you've actually stopped noticing when you're awake...

10 Ways to Get Through Sleep Deprivation

David Lancefield | Posted 16.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
David Lancefield

In my case, sleep deprivation is a feature of life, as I try to help my son get a good night's sleep. I know that when I get in to bed I will probably be up in an hour's time, and sometimes not get back to my own bed at all before having to go to work.

Waking Up to Insomnia

Charli Morgan | Posted 15.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Charli Morgan

People don't talk about sleep problems, because they're embarrassed; they've accepted it as a perpetual part of their lives and others might treat it as a triviality or selfish indulgence that you choose to yield to - you've made your bed, so now you (can't) lie in it.

Parents: Why I'm Awake

Yvette Lamb | Posted 27.05.2015 | UK Parents
Yvette Lamb

I can see that in theory, when the room temperature is just so, the blinds are drawn and the appropriate gaps between naps have been reached; I should happily nod off. However, as we are both aware, this often isn't how it goes down. And you, I am guessing, want to know why.

A Father's Guide to Fighting Sleep Deprivation and Stress

Karl Young | Posted 21.05.2015 | UK Parents
Karl Young

Fatherhood brings many challenges: dirty nappies, a depleted social life and a messy house to name just a few. But two of the toughest challenges a father will have to deal with is their lack of sleep and high stress levels.

Photos Reveal How Sleep Deprivation Affects Your Appearance

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 18.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Sleep deprivation doesn't just hinder our ability to focus at work and put us at higher risk of anxiety and depression, it also affects our appearance...

Knickers in the Oven Phone in the Fridge? Baby Brain Moments

Bernadette McKuur | Posted 07.05.2015 | UK Parents
Bernadette McKuur

How often in the early days and weeks following the birth of my daughter I struggled to remember what page I was on, as one task merged into another. Nappy change - feed - nappy change - feed - load washing machine - change bed covers - nappy change - feed and so on and so forth.

The A to Z of Sleep-Deprived Parenting

Emily-Jane Clark | Posted 30.06.2015 | UK Parents
Emily-Jane Clark

Arm Roll & Release: The nerve-wracking manoeuvre used by parents in order to remove their arm from under a sleeping baby.

Is Your Little One Overtired?

Lucy Shrimpton | Posted 21.06.2015 | UK Parents
Lucy Shrimpton

I find many parents stop the nap altogether around age two to two and a half or if their child goes to pre-school but this is actually very young to stop napping. 95% of children actually still need some form of daytime nap until age three and a half or even four years!

428 Days Later

Lotte Lane | Posted 14.06.2015 | UK Parents
Lotte Lane

By her first birthday, I was entirely inconsistent in my reactions to her wakings - cry it out one day, earth mother the next - and I resigned myself to fact I was DEFINITELY doing it all wrong. I was a pathetic parent, but too angsed-out to care.