How to get a good nights sleep

“I’ve got no problem falling asleep, and I stay asleep right through the night…it’s just that, when I wake up, I don’t feel refreshed! I just can’t get a good night’s sleep.” Does that sound familiar? A surprisingly high number of people have what would be classed as ‘normal’ sleep patterns, but nonetheless wake up […]

Staying asleep during the night

“How can I stay asleep through the night?” For many people suffering poor sleep, it isn’t going to bed and getting to sleep which proves to be problematic but staying asleep during the night. There are plenty of people who drift off happily and easily at the beginning of the night only to find themselves, eyes […]

How to get to sleep fast

Many people find themselves struggling to get to sleep fast, and there are certain populations who may be more likely to experience trouble getting to sleep: the older population and menopausal women, for example. In milder cases, not being able to get to sleep fast can be a temporary or a one-off occurrence, triggered by a […]

What to do when you cant sleep

Whilst some lucky people are struck by inspiration during the night, you may well find yourself at a loss for things to do when you can’t sleep. With frustration setting in very quickly at these times it is a good idea to have a plan in place if you do wake during the night. This […]

Best sleeping position

It has been suggested that different sleeping positions may help ease certain health problems, and it certainly is true that some people may struggle to find the best sleep position due to ailments such as back pain or age-related issues. In fact, the older we get the more likely we are to report our sleep […]

Sleeping tips

Need some tips to help you sleep? It isn’t always easy to get the basics right, so here are our top sleep tips to get you started: Resist the temptation to snoozeIn that groggy state after waking up, hitting the snooze button becomes all too easy. It’s likely though, that delaying your alarm won’t just […]

Help me sleep

You’re not alone in looking for help to sleep. In fact, 1 in 3 of us will experience sleep problems at some point in our lives. These may be temporary sleep disturbance associated with stress, but for some poor sleep becomes an established pattern, night on night for years or even decades. You might start […]

What helps you sleep?

Poor sleep is likely to affect all of us at some point in our lives. In fact, poor sleep affects around 1 in 3 people at any one time, with between 10-20% of the population suffering on a chronic basis (Morin et al., 1999). That’s a very large number of people staring at the ceiling, […]

Sleeping positions during pregnancy

Expectant mothers will typically struggle to get into a comfortable sleeping position during pregnancy. Even in the wider population, physical discomfort is one of the top 5 most common physical factors to disrupt sleep (as found by the Great British Sleep Survey, 2012). In pregnant women, symptoms may be worsened by physical changes to the […]

Things to help you sleep

The ancient Egyptians concocted sleep remedies from poppy and wine (Rosso, 2010), whilst the ancient Chinese identified the key factors that influence our sleeping patterns, such as time of day, or the length of time spent awake (Hans, 2010).  Sleep research has come a long way since these discoveries but we still hear of using […]