Sleep Deprivation

Surviving A Sleepless Life...

Ruth Drake | Posted 20.03.2017 | UK Parents
Ruth Drake

Ultimately, support and understanding, not only from each other but also friends, family and work colleagues is what is paramount in retaining your health, sanity and relationship. Don't underestimate people, most folk have experienced a sleepless night and will know exactly how you feel if you're dealing with it on such a regular basis.

Sleep Deprivation: How To Survive And Still Adore Your Baby

Michelle McHale | Posted 17.03.2017 | UK Parents
Michelle McHale

Sleep deprivation kills motivation, desire, and mood and is often the biggest challenge to enjoying your child as opposed to getting through the day (and night). The lens of sleeplessness colours our world very differently because sleep is the first step to coping.

The Dumbest Arguments We Have Had In The Name Of Sleep Deprivation

Kylie Abreu | Posted 06.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Kylie Abreu

But every relationship has its quirks and while we tend to get wound up over silly things, I can be thankful it IS just silly things. So while I try to focus and keeping a peaceful mind, no matter how hard that can be, I thought I would share with you some of the most stupid things we have gotten wound up about in the recents months.

A Handy Guide To Making New 'Mummy Friends'

Samantha Robinson | Posted 06.03.2017 | UK Parents
Samantha Robinson

I'm not a fan of the term 'mum friends', though I use it all the time. Why? Because it implies that I can only or should only be friends with someone because they have also grown/raised a small person and are in the process of teaching it how to be a normal human being.

Sleep Deprived? How To Fake Looking Awake

Mandy Garner | Posted 17.02.2017 | UK Parents
Mandy Garner

Just had a baby? Feeling sleep deprived? Have you fallen asleep with the baby in your arms and woken up three hours later in the same position? Do you drift through the day in a zombie-like state, fantasising about pillows?

Four Fascinating Reasons Why Your Child Wakes At Night

Michelle McHale | Posted 08.02.2017 | UK Parents
Michelle McHale

If you want to make parenthood truly lousy then hold in mind an expectation that your baby should sleep through the night. Or your toddler. Or your pre-schooler. Marry unmet expectations with sleep deprivation and you have a potent dose of guilt, failure and worse still, resentment.

First Rule Of Sleep Club...

Dean Nicholls | Posted 16.01.2017 | UK Parents
Dean Nicholls

I'd philosophise about our ancestral patterns of sleeping, about parenting of an ancient time when babies stayed close to their parents through the night for fear of predatory creatures. I, in my sleep deprived fog, decided that's what we were doing.

Having Trouble Getting Your Small Human To Sleep? Sometimes All You Can Do Is Laugh

Andrew Robinson | Posted 16.01.2017 | UK Parents
Andrew Robinson

Your joint stress energy as parents may provide enough electricity to power a large town, but you're a sleep-deprived dribbling zombie whose eyes have ceased to function and you both work long full time hours to fund your toddler's Cheerios and pasta obsession.

Working Hard Or Hardly Working? Get The Most Out Of Your Working Hours By Improving How Well You Sleep

Matilde Pratesi | Posted 08.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Matilde Pratesi

If we made sure we slept between seven and nine hours per night, not only would we be more productive, but we'd probably end up spending less late nights in the office. What's more, sleeping for less than the seven hours has the same effect as going without sleep for up to two days, or drinking three glasses of wine!

Mourning My Maternity

Deb Bunn | Posted 25.11.2016 | UK Parents
Deb Bunn

It's a lot of things to miss about being with M all the time, and I guess it's a kind of grief that I'm experiencing. Mourning my maternity leave. But then, I'm so very grateful, that I have those things to miss. That I have been blessed with the opportunity to be a mummy, and to spend 9 blissful months with my girl.

Why Sleep Books For Babies Are A Waste Of Time (And Money!)

Angela Corpe | Posted 28.10.2016 | UK Parents
Angela Corpe

I'd like to meet the (presumably childless) fool who coined the phrase "sleeping like a baby" and unleash a team of lawyers on them. Because you, whoever you are, are guilty of mis-selling us a dream. And yes, having not slept for a year and a half, I do see the irony there!

Providing Funded Training For Small Charities

Vicki Dawson | Posted 20.10.2016 | UK
Vicki Dawson

Funding is a real issue at the moment for charities. It has always been a challenge to raise money in order to support charitable aims and objectives,...

A Poem for my CoSleeping Baby

Donna Mills | Posted 10.10.2016 | UK Parents
Donna Mills

When we go up the wooden hill Direct to Bedfordshire I know you want to snuggle up It's your favourite desire I've let you get away with it By welcom...

Sleep Support For Families Of Children With Autism Wins National Award

Vicki Dawson | Posted 10.10.2016 | UK Parents
Vicki Dawson

A few weeks ago I wrote about how the world is finally waking up to the importance of sleep to support children's well-being. I'm delighted to tell y...

Jamie Oliver Hires Night Nurse For Fifth Baby River Rocket

The Huffington Post | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 22.09.2016 | UK Parents

Jamie Oliver and his wife Jools have enlisted the help of a night nurse, because the sleep deprivation following the birth of the fifth child, River R...

Knitting the Ravelled Sleeve of Care - Junior Doctors Still Need Safe Working Hours

Dr Tony Rao | Posted 25.07.2016 | UK
Dr Tony Rao

In the end, junior doctors will look after you day and night. Now someone needs to look after them. Safe doctors will mean and always has meant safer patient care. It is time for the new Guardians of Safe Working Hours to step up to the plate.

Eight Ways to Guarantee You'll Be Miserable

Frederika Roberts | Posted 09.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Frederika Roberts

Are you fed up with being surrounded by happy, smiley people? Do you want to bring more misery, stress, anxiety and depression into your life and the lives of your loved ones? Then here is your handy guide.

Nine Tips for a Better Night Sleep

Jenna Downes | Posted 17.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jenna Downes

Whether you are suffering from an anxious mind, the side-effects of prescription meds or a chronic condition (such as IBD or arthritis) good sleep can often be hard to achieve!It can often seem like your mind is racing and the harder you try, the more difficult nodding off seems to be. Since sleep is such a common problem, today I'm sharing my top tips for a perfect night sleep.

How Going to Bootcamp Exercise Classes Helped Me Become a Morning Person

Sofie Sandell | Posted 11.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Sofie Sandell

For a big part of my life I was the most tired person in the world in the morning. I could hardly do anything before 9 am. There was a period when my lectures at university started at 8 am but I could not listen and take in what was being said before 9 am, even if I had slept well the night before.

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 20.03.2017 | 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 18.03.2017 | 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 27.02.2017 | 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 17.02.2017 | 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.