Sleeping

Scientists Have Worked Out Why Darkness Makes Us Sleepy

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 28.06.2017 | UK Tech

There’s nothing like the frustration of being woken up from a deep slumber because someone decided to switch on the light in the middle of the night...

14 Things You Only Know If You’re A Morning Person

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 12.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Everyone else moans if they have to wake up before midday, but you’ve always been a fan of the early hours. It’s not like you leap out of bed at ...

12 Things You Will Only Understand If You're A Terrible Sleeper

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 18.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle

A few more hours sleep every night wouldn’t just make us feel better, it would also mean our blood doesn’t need to be 99% coffee. But not all of u...

This 'Smart' Duvet Means You'll Never Argue With Your Partner Again

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 20.04.2017 | UK Tech

Waking up in the middle of the night to find you are either a hot mess or about to lose your fingers to hypothermia is an all-too-familiar situation f...

Slumber By Numbers? Time To Wake Up To Counting Sleep

Dr Mark Winwood | Posted 13.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Mark Winwood

It's perhaps not surprising then that, of the two-thirds (64%) of Britons we polled who have never used an app to monitor their sleep, 42% said they would consider doing so in the future. Sleep apps can track what time you fall asleep, wake up and how many times your sleep is disturbed in between

How To Tell If You Are Getting Enough Sleep

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 01.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle

At least once a day, you’ll hear about how tired a colleague is, or you’ll be telling them about your own lack of sleep. Now, a new study - the fi...

Super Sleepers- An Urban Legend?

Kris Gibbons | Posted 03.01.2017 | UK Parents
Kris Gibbons

We have been so blessed with both of our boys being super sleepers, although I did have my fair share of sleepless nights with my eldest boy Maximus, especially around teething time and when he was feeling poorly. Admittedly, Max was sleeping through from about 12 weeks but he still had a bottle and his nappy changed during the night.

12 Tweets That Sum Up The Pain Of Insomnia

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 03.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Insomnia is on the rise in the UK, with increasingly stressful and busy lifestyles, we’re all struggling to nod off. Most of us know that familiar r...

Putting Baby To Sleep Like A Pro In 10 Easy Steps

Franziska Foerster Mcloughlin | Posted 03.10.2016 | UK Parents
Franziska Foerster Mcloughlin

After nearly 10 years of parenting and 4 babies, who all came with their own special bedtime manual, I have loads of expertise *smug face*. I am rarely wise, so pay attention. It's probably just a phase but for your pleasure, I have put together a little selection of scenarios you can expect when putting babies to sleep.

8 Reasons We Will Never Give Up Our Weekend Lie In, Even If It Is Bad For Us

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 12.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Scientists have reiterated what we all already knew: sleeping late at the weekend only makes Mondays so much harder. A new study has shown that our lu...

Five Top Tips For A Better Night's Sleep

The Huffington Post | Jen Barton | Posted 08.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle

You know that grouchy, awful feeling you get when you haven’t slept properly? And the dark circles under your eyes, snappy demeanour and generally m...

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 17.06.2017 | 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.

Can't Sleep In Hotels? Your Brain Actually Stays Half Awake In New Places

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 22.04.2016 | UK Tech

Ever wondered why you find it harder to get to sleep in a hotel or in a new place? Well scientists have discovered that it's actually a 'survival mode...

The Reasons Why My Three Year Old Isn't Sleeping

Laura Powell-Corbett | Posted 30.11.2016 | UK Parents
Laura Powell-Corbett

Dear Mummy. Well you didn't think I was going to let my baby brother have all the glory now did you?  I mean he's a baby so his reasons for not sleeping are, well, baby-ish. Mine though? Mine are a little different, because you see Mummy, I am a big boy now.

15 Bizarrely Unexpected Things That Could Actually Happen While You're Asleep

Patricia Evans | Posted 22.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Patricia Evans

Sleep is an important process for the body to repair itself. The body temperature and blood pressure drop, the breathing becomes slower, and the muscles relax. While sleeping is a normal way for people to recover from the strain of everyday activities, bizarrely unexpected things happen, whether these are natural or manmade, harmless or not. Learn about what these are...

This Mum's Co-Sleeping IKEA Bed Hack Is So Dreamy

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 09.10.2015 | UK Parents

A mum-of-five has devised an impressive IKEA hack to create a family bed that takes co-sleeping to a whole new level. Elizabeth Boyce who blogs at ...

How to Play Musical Beds

Laura Powell-Corbett | Posted 04.10.2016 | UK Parents
Laura Powell-Corbett

The Husband makes his way, slowly and creakily up the stairs, pops his head in and sees there is no space in the bed (I am sure that he welcomed that sight) with me in a strange yoga-like position across the middle due to the baby being attached to the boob and the toddler requiring my hair as a comfort blanket.

Why Snoozing Too Much Could Lead To An Early Grave

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 25.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

If you love nothing more than lying-in until well past lunchtime then you could be doing your health a major disservice. A new study suggests that ...

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.

Sleep Well and Enjoy the Benefits

Susan Leigh | Posted 24.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Susan Leigh

The times when we do manage to sleep well are often accompanied by a happier, calmer disposition where we find it easier to cope with life's stresses and strains. We all accept that it's important to sleep well.

Do You Still Sleep With Your Teddy Bear?

Susan Leigh | Posted 03.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Susan Leigh

Every so often research pops up to reveal that between 10 - 30% of adults go to sleep at night with their teddy bears. Why is that? What's the appeal of a stuffed toy, especially when it's old, tattered and has perhaps been around for decades and is now rather mucky and worn?

Shit Advice About Baby Sleep

Chrissy Chittenden | Posted 20.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Chrissy Chittenden

It's fitting, really, that in the month I've assigned, "Weaning with Respect Month", another self-appointed baby sleep trainer has taken the opportunity to show how little he/they knows/know about newborn babies, their nutritional needs, their slumber needs, and basically anything about anything related to any of their needs.

I Have Never Cared for Breakfast TV

Carl Hutchinson | Posted 22.09.2014 | UK Comedy
Carl Hutchinson

I have never cared for breakfast TV. It's usually due to the fact that I associate it with being woken up before I am ready to meet the day. As I work in the evenings I seldom need to get up in time for a typical 6am show, nor do I see the need to record it for when I do rise.