Sleep Tips

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 30.07.2015 | 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 04.06.2015 | 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 07.05.2015 | 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 05.05.2015 | 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 ...

10 Things to Try Before You Go to Your Doctor for Sleeping Tablets

Dr. Nerina Ramlakhan | Posted 29.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Dr. Nerina Ramlakhan

Researching and practising sleep techniques with patients has led me to realise that there are a host of practical, highly effective and sustainable strategies that one can adopt, helping avoid a trip to the doctor... Here are ten tried and tested strategies that I have been recommending for years, which have helped patients learn how to sleep again.

Sleep Deprivation: Enemy of the Third Metric

Emily McLaren | Posted 26.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Emily McLaren

Sleep has been so undervalued that being deprived of it has become a boast. However, when you factor in The Third Metric, this anti-sleep mentality suddenly seems ridiculously skewed. After all, what's the point of attaining all that solvency and influence if you're so tired you stumble through it all like a zombie?

Cara Delevingne and Marissa Mayer Are Proof That You Can't Cheat Your Body of Sleep

Poorna Bell | Posted 25.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Poorna Bell

These two incidents as far as we're concerned is good old fashioned sleep shaming. We know both of these women work damn hard, and we're pretty sure they're human and need to sleep, so let's have more of Delevingne's disco naps and not villify Meyer who clearly needs a good kip...

Expert Tips On How To Maximise Your Sleep Tonight

Huffington Post UK | Jennifer Barton | Posted 11.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Who are we to complain about more daylight hours? It makes that early evening run (Who are we kidding? We mean that pint - or three - at the pub) so m...

Are Noisy Neighbours Becoming More of a Nuisance?

Jody Thompson | Posted 09.06.2014 | UK Comedy
Jody Thompson

For some baffling reason, my upstairs neighbour seems to think it's okay to have a power shower after 11pm. Repeatedly. And after midnight. And usually 1am. And 1.15am. Then 1.20am. And 1.25am. And so on. Sometimes one after the other from 1am to 3am.

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

Juls Abernethy | Posted 31.05.2014 | 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.

Sleep Disorders: An Alternative Approach

Kate Percival | Posted 17.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Kate Percival

Insomnia is now recognised as a significant public health issue and recent estimates suggest that one in three UK adults find it difficult to fall asleep or to stay asleep, whilst around half of these cases sleep so badly that they experience problems functioning the next day.

Good Night, Sleep Tight: Finding a Good Night's Sleep

Luke Morris | Posted 06.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Luke Morris

The oft-repeated saying that we spend a third of our lives asleep is largely true. Sleep helps us recover our energy; it regulates our hormones, allows our body to grow and repair, strengthens our immune system, improves our mental health and, perhaps most ironically for those struggling to sleep, reduces our anxiety.

The Power Of A Good Nap

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Naps may seem like a naughty indulgence but the health perks of a quick sleep mean people are starting to take it a bit more seriously. So how gre...