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Sleeping during pregnancy: Comfort in every trimester

Congratulations on your happy announcement! News that you’re expecting is a special time for a new mum-to-be. Your body is going through rapid, incredible changes on a daily basis – and now, more than ever, it’s crucial to get a good night’s sleep in the… First trimester It’s common to feel tired (possibly even exhausted) during pregnancy and especially during the first 12 weeks. “Hormonal changes at this time can make you feel tired, nauseous and emotional,” advise NHS ...

World Mental Health Day 2015: How sleep affects your mental health

This Saturday (10 October) marks World Mental Health Day 2015 – a global opportunity to reflect on how we can all best support ourselves to have a positive mindset. As with all aspects of maintaining good health, the quality of the sleep you get is crucial. Mind, the mental health charity, report that: “There is a close relationship between sleep and mental health. Many people who experience mental health problems also experience sleep problems.” Mental health problems that are ...

What does your sleep position say about YOUR relationship?

Remember as a child when the very thought of sharing a bed with another person was just too gross to process? And then those angst-ridden teenage years - wondering if you ever would have a ‘bed-mate’? If you survived both phases and now have a significant other to wrestle over (and under) the duvet with, congratulations! But, don’t go ordering that big dress or fancy tux just yet... While every couple is unique, psychologists agree that the position you sleep in after lights out can say ...

Is your mobile phone killing your sleep routine?

Hands up if you’re reading this in bed on your mobile phone… You’re not alone. Whether Kim Kardashian’s backside is breaking the internet or we’re obsessing over kitten vines, social media surfing ‘til well past midnight is now, sadly, the norm. Hands that once reached out for a significant other are now more likely to be groping for an iPhone. That feeling of dread when you’re out of battery, data or coverage has even coined a new phrase: Nomophobia; the fear of being out of ...

BA (Hons) in Sleep Studies: ‘First Class’ roll-up mattresses for your uni digs

You’ve spent the summer chilling and enjoying Netflix at home in your gorgeous, comfy bed. Now it's time for the start of Freshers' Week at university. Who knows what shenanigans have gone on in your new bed in halls! Private accommodation is no better. But fear not. Even the dodgiest bed can be new-to-you with a roll-up mattress for a bargain price… we’ll even deliver it to your new digs! And don’t think that means you have to scrimp on quality. Today’s breed of roll-up is ...

Fix your child’s sleep routine in time for Back to School

Pizza-fuelled sleepovers… Epic all-night gaming sessions… Whole weeks spent with obliging grandparents… Over the summer break, there’s any number of reasons why your kids’ sleep routine may have ‘slackened’. During the long light nights, it can be all too easy to cave into demands for: “Just another hourrrrrr!” But with ‘Back to School’ ringed in red on your calendar and a desperate new uniform dash on the horizon, now is the time to reclaim that precious sleep routine ...

5 Ideas to keep children busy in the bedroom while you sleep

Reclaiming the lie-in You know for most parents, the prospect of a lie-in in the morning fades as soon as your little one is welcomed into the world. It also seems as though early morning starts are on the agenda for at least the first 13 years, but what if you could find a way of getting a few more moments of peace in the morning? Whether you want some extra minutes of rest on a weekday morning or you’re looking to reclaim your lie-ins at the weekend, we are here to help. We’ve raided the ...

How to create the perfect bedroom for a great night's sleep

Sleep. We all need it, we all get it, but some of us aren’t getting as much as we need. If you’ve ever suffered from a bad night’s sleep then you’ll be well aware of the effect it can have on your day. But what if you’re struggling to get a full night of sleep several times a week? The NHS recommends we get between six to nine hours of sleep per night, but according to The Sleep Council, a third of us are only getting between five and six hours, while 70% of the nation sleeps for ...

5 Ideas for a summer bedroom makeover

As the weather starts to heat up for summer, it’s difficult not to dream of lazy days spent basking in the sunshine.

Sleep- The key to exam success!

With schools study leave in full swing, students revising for their GCSE and A level exams will be feeling the pressure to succeed. As they battle through the most stressful month of the school year, The Land of Beds have some tips for surviving The Exam Weeks–with a good night’s sleep being one of the most important tools for doing well. Jessica Alexander of The Sleep Council says: "How students manage exam-time stress can have a huge impact on their ability to perform under pressur...