Sleep Tips

Scientists May Have Found A Way We Can Use Our Phones Before Bed And Still Have A Good Night's Sleep

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 19.08.2016 | UK Tech

We all know how using our phones and devices in bed is having a negative impact on our sleep patterns. Sleep experts suggest that we put our devices ...

8 Ways To Help Your Children Sleep In The Heat

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 18.07.2016 | UK Parents

It’s hard to get our children to have a full night’s sleep even on the best of days. So when you find yourself in the middle of a heatwave, it get...

Tired and in Need of a Good Night's Sleep?

Susan Leigh | Posted 17.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Susan Leigh

Often though we may be restless, find it difficult to drift off to sleep or awaken during the night, fully alert and unable to go back to sleep after only a few fitful hours. Let's look at how even busy people can negotiate with their lives and find ways to support a deep, refreshingly satisfying night long 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.

Your Phone Isn't The Villain Of Sleep, It Can Be Your Best Friend

Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 05.04.2016 | UK Tech
Thomas Tamblyn

London is an incredible city, but when it's at its worst it can be loud, rude, aggressive, unpredictable and in every way a combatant to the peace and tranquility that we all need at the end of the day. Combine these negative elements with what could in all probability be a god-awful day at work and you've got just about every ingredient needed to make sure you have a truly crap night's sleep.

We Spoke To Wellbeing Experts About Their Sleep Routine

The Huffington Post | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 05.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Forty winks, shut-eye, Bo-Peep, whatever us Brits choose to call sleep, the truth of the matter is we're not very good at it. According to a recent s...

Five Simple Hacks for Better Sleep

James Haskell | Posted 28.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
James Haskell

During sleep, our bodies produce testosterone and human growth hormone (HGH), the two most important hormones for muscle building. What's more, quality sleep also saps cortisol, the stress hormone that triggers fat storage and muscle breakdown.

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!

Wake Up Well and Start Your Day Feeling Great

Susan Leigh | Posted 16.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Susan Leigh

How we awaken in the morning can impact on the rest of the day. If we wake up feeling jaded, in need of more sleep or stressed and overwhelmed at the prospect of the coming day it may well be time to reflect on our habits and the way we manage our lives. Let's look at some ways to better support yourself and your quality of life.

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.

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.

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.

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.

The Truth About New Borns And Their Sleep

Kerry Secker | Posted 29.07.2016 | UK Parents
Kerry Secker

It is never too early to start a good nap and bedtime routine for your little ones. Doing the same thing every night will help calm your baby and reassure them as well as letting them know what is coming.

Email Fraudsters Are in the Wrong Business

Nic Stevenson | Posted 03.06.2016 | UK Parents
Nic Stevenson

Picture the scene, it's 4am, you've had forty minutes sleep in three bouts since 5am yesterday and over the crackly monitor comes the familiar half coughed cry just as your head hits the pillow...

The Sleep Cheat Sheet - Written by a Sleep Expert

Stephanie Romiszewski | Posted 07.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Stephanie Romiszewski

Sleep can: help you lose weight, improve how well exercise works, delay the ageing process, reduce inflammatory markers (helps us avoid pesky illnesses like colds), reduce chronic pain, heal you and make you feel happy and sane, not to mention what it does for your intelligence and productivity. And it's free!

Six Tips for a Good Night's Sleep

Vicki Marinker | Posted 03.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Vicki Marinker

I have had many periods of sleep deprivation during my life, including eight months with my first child; three with my second; a very stressful period at University; living with noisy neighbours and finally marrying a snorer!

Sleep Your Way to the Top Intelligently

Dr. Nerina Ramlakhan | Posted 24.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Dr. Nerina Ramlakhan

Their problems are simple - too much time at work, little or no respite from screens and not enough sleep. In both cases, they were taking 'slices' off their sleep to try to get more work done and in the process had plummeted into exhaustion and mental illness.

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 Stay Conscious for Long Enough to Raise Your Kids!

Katy Cox | Posted 13.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Katy Cox

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.

Insomnia Is No Fun In A Relationship, Here's One Couple's Experience

The Huffington Post UK | Poorna Bell and Rob Bell | Posted 10.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle

As Lifestyle editor for The Huffington Post, I could reel off all sorts of facts, figures and advice about sleep. Don't take your computer to bed....

How to Sleep Better

Anja Brierley | Posted 03.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Anja Brierley

My top tip for when you are still awake at 3am or woke up at 4am knowing sleep just ain't gonna happen is to practise Yoga Nidra or yogic sleep. It's a bit like a guided relaxation or meditation which allows your mind to be guided free of distractions.

Three Things I Learnt From Waking Up With Night-Time Nosebleeds

Beatrix A Schmidt | Posted 26.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Beatrix A Schmidt

By the time I was 25, I'd burnt myself out physically, mentally and even spiritually: I developed psoriasis, which covered twenty per cent of my body, and I gained weight. But the alarm bells really started to ring loud and clear when I began regularly waking up in the middle of the night with a nosebleed.

10 Foods That Will Help You Sleep

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle

We all know that drinking gallons of coffee will keep you tossing and turning all night, while that late-night slice of cheese on toast may give you n...

Bad Sleep? This Needs To Be Your Perfect Bedtime Routine

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle

When we were children, bedtime routines - whether it involved a glass of warm milk, a book or a no TV after 8pm - were crucially to getting us off to ...