Sleep Tips

Do You Struggle With Sunday Night Insomnia?

Susan Leigh | Posted 10.03.2015 | 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 Wright | Posted 11.02.2015 | 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.

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...

How Often Do You Check Your Phone Before Bed? (Be Honest)

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle

For many of us, getting the recommended eight hours sleep every night is about as likely as pigs sprouting wings and flying off into the sunset. Trans...

How Is Poor Sleep And Cancer Related?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle

The short term effects of poor sleep may be tiredness and a lack of concentration but there is far more serious long term damage on the immune system,...

Thinking You've Got A Good Night's Sleep (Even If You Didn't) Can Help Your Brain

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle

It may be hard to take on board, if you're reading this exhausted from yet another night of bad sleep, but a new study by scientists has revealed that...

Having Trouble Getting To Sleep?

The Huffington Post UK | Dr Jessamy Hibberd and Jo Usmar | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle

As part of HuffPost UK Lifestyle's Say No To January campaign, we present the first of four extracts from a new series of This Book Will Make You... ...

The Diary of a Hermit: Insomnia

Sophie Eggleton | Posted 26.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sophie Eggleton

I've battled insomnia for a decade off and on. It's hard to know whether something triggered it specifically, but there were a few emotionally traumatic events that took place around the time it first reared its nagging head.

You'll Spend About One Month A Year Worrying About Sleep

The Huffington Post UK | Poorna Bell | Posted 18.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Bad sleep seems to be an epidemic in Britain, and the stark results of a recent survey compound this suspicion. According to a poll by Direct Line, tw...

8 Tips To Avoid Being A Zombie Now That It's Dark In The Morning

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Crowbarring ourselves out of bed in the morning is proving increasingly difficult now that sunrise takes place a lot later, and the pain is only going...

How To Get A Good Night's Sleep

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Pop quiz: when was the last time you heard someone bragging or 'moasting' (a moan that's also a backhanded boast - yes, we made that up) about the lac...

Could You Cure Insomnia With A Spot Of Camping?

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle

A week in the wilderness, with nights lit only by the glowing embers of a camp fire, may be just the thing for incurable night owls. Camping out fo...