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Dream Destinations: How to sleep on a plane, cruise ship or at a holiday resort

In-between getting up early to save your sun lounger, to being the last girl standing at the dodgy nightclub cabaret, it’s little wonder that Brits abroad surveyed by Sunshine.co.uk said they get just 5.1 hours' sleep a night on holiday. The best advice is to strike a healthy balance between slow-paced days by the pool and bustling nights at the bar to return home tanned, relaxed and well rested. That may be easier said than done, with round-the-clock cocktails at your bronzed fingertips, ...

Are you ‘sleep-drunk’ at the wheel?

How to get a good night’s sleep to be a safe, responsible road user The idea of setting out on the road after consuming more than the legal drink-drive limit is, no doubt, enough to fill you with horror. But how many times have you set out on the school run or work commute after only a couple of hours’ sleep? RAC Foundation research shows that around one in five accidents on major roads are sleep-related – and such accidents are more likely to result in a fatality or major ...

Get to bed if you’re getting wed! How to sleep better before your wedding day

With engagement announcements blowing like confetti through our Facebook feeds, and wedding bells ringing throughout the land, there can be no doubting that wedding season is now in full swing! Whether you’re newly-engaged or on the home straight heading towards the aisle, every bride and groom can benefit from getting comfortable and enjoying a good night’s sleep in the run up to the Big Day. Here’s our Sleep Experts’ top tips on how to do just that… One year Before Your Wedding ...

How to stay cool in bed when the heat is on

Leg in or leg out? Duvet on or duvet off? When it comes to sleeping during hot, sweaty summer nights, the choices and (torments) are endless. Your bed should be a cool, pleasurable haven to retreat to after a day of fun on the beach (or sweating it out in the office). Yet somehow, it’s hotter than the Devil’s armpit and less tempting than the last burnt banger on the BBQ. If your sleep is being interrupted by too much heat too often over summer, here’s how you can cool down and get ...

Five steps to creating the perfect child’s bedroom

“Can I decorate my bedroom?” Four words that you, as a parent, may dread – particularly if your child’s taste is less Ideal Home and more ‘dinosaurs on the rampage’. Taking it as a positive, it’s a surefire indicator that your little angel is rapidly growing up and wanting to express their identity (even if that identity is ‘Disney Princess’ or ‘Spider-Man’). Here’s how you can attempt – and survive – a child’s bedroom makeover in five simple steps, with your smile ...

Mental Health Awareness Week 2016: How to tell someone stress and anxiety are affecting your sleep

Good relationships are fundamental to our mental health and wellbeing – that’s the important message of Mental Health Awareness Week, 2016, which launched on 16 May. Being able to talk to your partner, family or friends about how stress, anxiety and other mental health conditions are impacting on the quality of your sleep is a positive step towards regaining control over your symptoms. If you regularly share a bed with your partner, or want to enjoy fun, social times which may involve ...

National Stop Snoring Week 2016: 5 ways to get snoring under control for a good night’s sleep

TV personality Judge Judy has been accused of it. Arguably the greatest footballer of his generation, Lionel Messi, is rumoured to keep his teammates awake with it. Tom Cruise reportedly does it so loudly, he had a soundproof 'snortorium' built… It doesn't matter whether you’re a celebrity, a member of royalty (Prince Harry, we’re looking at you) or an everyday ‘Joe Bloggs’ - the snoring curse can strike anyone. Snoring cannot be cured, but the good news is that it is controllable. ...

Stress Awareness Month 2016: 5 ways to tackle unhelpful thinking at bedtime

Your work performance… next month’s mortgage payment... the kids’ school grades… marital difficulties… What’s popping into your head at bedtime, impacting on the quality of your sleep? The less sleep you get, the more your stress levels increase as your coping skills are reduced by tiredness. Stress is the feeling of being under too much mental or emotional pressure. Symptoms include headaches, muscle tension or pain and racing thoughts – none of which are conducive to a ...

National Pet Month: If YOU share a bed with your pet, you need to read this!

How to maintain high hygiene and comfort levels for you and your four-legged friends When it comes to lights out, hands up if the pitter-patter of four paws followed by a sudden dead-weight at the end of the bed is part of your sleep routine? You’re not alone… It’s estimated that just over half of dog-owners allow their pets to sleep in their bed with them – and a recent study found that those who sleep with a pet in the room feel more safe and secure and thus have a better night’s ...

National Sleep Strategy plea backed by leading bed indie

As an award-winning independent bed retailer, we're proud to back calls for a national sleep strategy and “slumber number” to guide the public on how much sleep they should be aiming to get. The Royal Society for Public Health’s report Waking Up to the Health Benefits of Sleep, issued today, states: “Sleep is as vital for survival and health as food and water”. Yet worrying findings that illustrate the scale of the nation’s sleep deprivation problem include: one in three people ...