Sleep Deprivation

Beyond the Front Pages

Carla Buzasi | Posted 04.04.2014 | UK
Carla Buzasi

With April Fools' Day doing its best to upset the news agenda this week - at times on Tuesday it was hard to work out what was true, and what was the work of some reporter's overactive imagination - sifting through the inside pages required a healthy dose of skepticism. Our hearts and bodies got a lot of column space this week, with health headlines dominated by the news that it's seven portions of fruit and veg we need a day, not the five we originally thought. Meanwhile, another report suggested it's actually friends we really need to keep healthy.

Mindfully Sleep-Deprived

Sheila Bayliss | Posted 04.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sheila Bayliss

Ever since he was about two years old, he's had periods when he's awake for several hours in the middle of the night. Initial advice from a health visitor was that it must be his back teeth coming through, although it seemed to me like he just couldn't shut his brain down.

This Simple Trick Can Give You A Good Night's Sleep

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Over half of Britons are sleep deprived new research has revealed, and computers, tablets and smartphones are partly to blame. A survey indicates t...

Stress Busting Techniques For a Good Night's Sleep Every Night

Juls Abernethy | Posted 31.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Juls Abernethy

How well you have slept at night has a big influence over how well you feel during the next day, likewise your daily habits and routines can have a big influence on how well you sleep at night. A good night's sleep is a healthy habit that is more in your control than you might think.

More Sex Less Email

Monica Seeley | Posted 17.02.2014 | UK Tech
Monica Seeley

Feeling that we must stay connected is now impacting on our sex lives according to results from The National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles (Natsal). As laptops and mobile devices make their way into the bedroom their owners are enjoying less sex than a decade ago.

Night Owl V Morning Lark: Which One Is Better?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle

While there has been much said about the required hours of sleep needed to function and have a healthy immune system, not a great deal has been known ...

You'll Spend About One Month A Year Worrying About Sleep

The Huffington Post UK | Poorna Bell | Posted 18.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Bad sleep seems to be an epidemic in Britain, and the stark results of a recent survey compound this suspicion. According to a poll by Direct Line, tw...

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.

Snoring: High Salt Intake Could Be Linked To Sleep Apnoea

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Could avoiding salt-laden takeaways and crisps be the answer to curing your snoring? That's what a new study by Brazilian researchers is attemptin...

Sleep Deprivation and Lucky Blankets: Confessions of a British NFL Fan

Dan McLaughlin | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Sport
Dan McLaughlin

What does it take to be an NFL fan in the UK? Allow me to paint a picture. It's 4am and I am sitting up in bed with headphones on, wearing Chicago Bears pyjamas, clutching a Chicago Bears mascot teddy bear and wearing a Bears blanket as a cape, because when I wear this we don't lose, or at least we don't lose as often...

How To Get A Good Night's Sleep

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Pop quiz: when was the last time you heard someone bragging or 'moasting' (a moan that's also a backhanded boast - yes, we made that up) about the lac...

One Very Simple Solution To Getting Better Sleep

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle

If you're finding it hard to get to sleep, you may read a dozen suggestions about how to remedy that. But let us save you the trouble and cut to t...

How You Can Keep The Spark Alive Post-Birth

The Huffington Post UK | Poorna Bell | Posted 26.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle

The effect that having a baby can have on your relationship - and by that we mean the two of you - is called the "baby quake", says Claire Irvin, Edit...

Seven Ways Festival Season Prepares You for Parenthood

Kirsty Smith | Posted 28.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Kirsty Smith

Going to festivals and staying up for three consecutive nights might on first glance not seem the best preparation for starting a family but there are definitely some benefits to be had from rolling around a field smelling of day old cider.

I Dream Of Sleeping

Alice Wright | Posted 18.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Alice Wright

I haven't enjoyed a full, uninterrupted eight hours sleep in nearly six years. I know this because I have had a lot of time to think about that fact. A lot of time spent lying in bed in the dark, eyes wide open pondering how long it has been since I have slept a full night and since when.

You're Still Afraid of the Dark... Sorry

Ed Baxter | Posted 15.03.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Ed Baxter

Imagine if every light around you was suddenly turned out. How would you react? With laughter, bemusement, nonchalance? I hate to have to break it you, but somewhere inside you're terrified.

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?

Are You A Crammer? It's Actually Counterproductive

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 21.08.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Do you regularly book yourself in for a last-minute Shakespeare session? Are you a fan of the late-night date with Pythagorus? Well if the answer's...

How Dirty Are You In Bed?

The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 03.08.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Crumbs, pet hair and stained sheets – over half of Brits admit to sleeping in soiled and cluttered beds, a recent study has discovered. The resea...

Pillow Talk: Teens Worried Over Lack Of Sleep

PA | Posted 22.07.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Many teenagers do not believe they are getting enough sleep to remain alert at school and stay healthy, research suggests. It reveals girls are mor...

Why Sleepless Nights Or Lie-Ins Could Increase Your Alzheimer's Risk

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 17.07.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Too little or too much sleep increases the rate of mental decline among older women and may contribute to Alzheimer's disease, a study has suggested. ...

Am I Dreaming? The Bed That Makes Itself – Coming Soon

The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 14.06.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Do you hate making your bed in the morning? Free yourself of the menial task of tucking in your bed sheets by getting a robot-bed making machine to do...

Sleep More To Slash Stroke Risk

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 11.06.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Regularly getting less than six hours sleep a night raises the risk of stroke in middle age, research has shown. Scientists in the US studied 5,666...

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...