Sleep Deprivation

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...

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.