Sleep Deprivation

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.

Do You Struggle With Sunday Night Insomnia?

Susan Leigh | Posted 09.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Susan Leigh

A recent report reveals that Sunday night insomnia is an issue for as many as one in four of us. Those afflicted may go to bed early, feel tired and are keen to go off to sleep yet instead lie awake tossing and turning or they drift off to sleep only to awaken in the early hours feeling tired and unrefreshed.

How to Have Sex When You Have Babies

Emily-Jane Clark | Posted 24.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Emily-Jane Clark

You and your partner agree to have an 'early' night. Search the underwear drawer for something other than pyjamas. Options are; nighties (baggy tee shirts), comfortable knickers, two old maternity bras, three used breast pads or a random thong that must have escaped the Great Thong Purge of 2010.

10 Reasons Why You Had A Bad Night's Sleep

The Huffington Post UK | Poorna Bell | Posted 18.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Bad sleep is a big problem in the UK. More of us are self-medicating to get to sleep and nearly a third of us don't get any more than six hours a...

Can Snoring Impact Your Sex Life?

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 16.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

One in ten people have revealed that snoring partners are leaving them tired, ratty and lacking in sex drive, according to a new study. Sleep depri...

How to Stay Conscious for Long Enough to Raise Your Kids!

Katy Wright | Posted 13.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Katy Wright

From the moment the baby was born, sleep went from being a luxurious necessity to becoming a figment of my imagination. It was something magical that once existed in my previous life that was now gone forever - just like Santa and the Tooth Fairy.

Why A 30-Minute Power Nap Could Do Wonders For Your Health

Eureka | Posted 11.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

They don't call it a power nap for nothing... Something as simple as a 30-minute snooze could help alleviate stress and boost the immune system, accor...

Ever Been So Tired You've Put Your Shoes in the Fridge? 15 Signs You're in Serious Need of Sleep...

Tilly Wikeley | Posted 11.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Tilly Wikeley

You know that feeling when you're so tired your eyeballs ache, your brain feels like a ball of fuzz and you have absolutely no idea what you did yesterday - needing to resort to the photos on your phone to jog any memories that may be lurking?

Screens DO Wreck Your Sleep

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 03.02.2015 | UK Tech

Too much screen time before bed can significantly affect both the sleeping patterns of teenagers and directly affect their emotional state, researcher...

How Not to Punch People When You Have a Baby Who Does Not Sleep

Emily-Jane Clark | Posted 31.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Emily-Jane Clark

So from now, when a fellow parent informs me that little Jack has been self-soothing his little arse off since he was three weeks old or suggests a sleep-solution 'I must try', I shall smile and share with them the joy of living with a 'sleep-hater".

My Awful Secret

Lotte Lane | Posted 22.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Lotte Lane

I feel like the most despicable person for admitting this, but part of me is dreading having this kid. I'm scared and I'm anxious. The excitement I felt first time round is notably absent. Sometimes I forget I'm pregnant at all, and it feels quite nice.

First Week Back At Work Tired You Out? Read On...

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 09.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Feeling knackered after your first week back at work? We thought as much. If you're still in night owl mode from staying up past 12am and having n...

Does Going To Bed Late Ruin Your Health?

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 30.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle

While it's easy to see how night owls and morning larks benefited humanity back when we were cave men and women (having people on different shifts to ...

Five Things I've Enjoyed About Motherhood That I Never Thought I Would

Anniki Sommerville | Posted 27.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Anniki Sommerville

Not all Mums are negative automatons. It depends what type of day they're having. It just seems to me (as a Mum) that much of what I write (and read) covers more of the bummed out side of parenting. And all to often I speak to other parents and they seem to be complaining a lot too.

Sleep Deprivation - How to Cope!

Kerry Gibb | Posted 17.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Kerry Gibb

Being a mum of four young boys means that a good nights sleep is well and truly a thing of the past. So, over the past eight years I have had to develop a good coping strategy or I think I would have literally gone insane.