Sleep Deprivation

Bipolar Management (Tricky Business)

Oli Jones | Posted 19.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Oli Jones

Bipolar really is manageable - six weeks of sleep deprivation (Almost slipped but back on track). Almost a year ago to the day, my recovery from Bipo...

Sleep Vs Phone

Malminder Gill | Posted 11.04.2016 | UK Tech
Malminder Gill

In the late 1990s, smartphones started appearing in the market. For many people, it's the answer to their productivity woes but for some, it marks the beginning of their sleeping problems.

Here's Why You Need a Sleep Revolution Instead of Counting Sheep for Insomnia

Kiran Ram | Posted 21.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Kiran Ram

Whether you have occasional poor sleep or downright chronic insomnia, don't for a slightest moment think that dangerous, addictive sleep drugs are your only answer. Instead, take a close look at what may be behind your "night owl syndrome" so your restless nights can finally come to an end. Imagine, sleeping soundly like a baby every night!

Why Modern Day Life Inhibits Baby and Toddler Sleep

Sarah Ockwell-Smith | Posted 17.03.2016 | UK Parents
Sarah Ockwell-Smith

Baby and toddler sleep problems are rife in society today, but has it always been so problematic? Did our ancestors struggle as much as we do? Here are six reasons why twenty first century life may be causing problems when it comes to baby and toddler sleep - and how to avoid them.

The Mummy Who Wants to Fall Asleep

Rachel McDougall | Posted 29.02.2016 | UK Parents
Rachel McDougall

All the Mummy wanted to do was to fall into a deep sleep in her beautiful King size bed, and sleep for more than five hours in a row, without being poked by pointy little elbows or shouted at by tiny humans who possess voices that belie their size.

A Night in the Life of a Daddy... Living With a Baby...a Wife... a Cat... Inside a 1-Bedroom House... With No Doors

Andrew Robinson | Posted 18.02.2016 | UK Parents
Andrew Robinson

After an unknown amount of time trying to get baby ready for bed, you wait patiently for the milk to cool down a little - this appears to take hours as baby is messing about, running you ragged.

Almost Half Of British Women Aren't Getting Enough Sleep

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 26.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle

If you struggle to get out of bed in the morning, you're not alone. Almost half of British women (43%) say they are not getting enough sleep. In fa...

Sleep Deprivation - Mothers Ruin

Amanda Fulton | Posted 25.01.2016 | UK Parents
Amanda Fulton

As my children have got older, we've more or less reclaimed our evenings and the small hours of the night now serve only for sound sleep. But not too long ago it was a very different story and the memories of those long, dark soul destroying nights etched their name in my very being forever!

The "I-Am-More-Tired-Than-You" Parental War Raging Inside Your Home

Andrew Robinson | Posted 19.01.2016 | UK Parents
Andrew Robinson

Tiredness when you have a child does not disappear. It stays with you like eczema. I haven't had a dream in 18 months. In fact, I haven't slept in 18 months. I am currently defying medical science. My brain has basically told its replenishment team to take permanent annual leave as there is no point in replenishing brain cells and restocking my general well-being. They agreed.

Improve Your Sleep and Three Keys to Making It Better

Paul Kelley | Posted 13.01.2016 | 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.

Dear Santa... A List From an Exhausted Mum

Laura Powell-Corbett | Posted 21.12.2015 | UK Parents
Laura Powell-Corbett

You see Santa, I seem to have lost the ability to sleep soundly. One which I had spent years practicing. I used to be so good at it. Sleeping through the loudest of bangs whereas now? Now the slightest sniff out of place jolts me from my slumber.

Sleep on It

Dominic Irvine | Posted 10.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Dominic Irvine

When talking about sleep deprivation, we're not talking about days staying awake. It's about the impact of something as simple as a long day. If you were to get up at 6am, by the time midnight comes round on the same day your reaction speed will have slowed, both short and long term memory will be affected.

12 Days of Christmas My Children Gave to Me

Lucy Shrimpton | Posted 08.12.2015 | UK Parents
Lucy Shrimpton

On the eight day of Christmas my true love gave to me, eight tantrums throwing, seven gins a-pouring, six nits a-laying, five nappy pins, four swear words, three felt tip pens, two snotty kids and a child screaming for a wee.

The Reasons Why My Three Year Old Isn't Sleeping

Laura Powell-Corbett | Posted 30.11.2015 | UK Parents
Laura Powell-Corbett

Dear Mummy. Well you didn't think I was going to let my baby brother have all the glory now did you?  I mean he's a baby so his reasons for not sleeping are, well, baby-ish. Mine though? Mine are a little different, because you see Mummy, I am a big boy now.

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...