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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Get Comfortable this Mother’s Day: Comfort in Every Trimester for Mums-to-be

The moment you discover you’re expecting a baby is one of those unforgettable life events that you treasure for ever. You may already consider yourself a “mum” and, as such, be planning to celebrate Mother’s Day. If you haven’t announced you’re pregnant, Mother’s Day could be the perfect opportunity to share your good news with close family and friends. It could also be a chance to take time out for you – especially as next year’s Mother’s Day will undoubtedly be busier...

The New Year’s Resolution you CAN keep: 5 ways to wake up feeling refreshed every day

With the nations’ Christmas trees on borrowed time and our livers slowly un-pickling, thoughts naturally turn to the shiny new-year ahead; an opportunity to wipe the slate clean and commit to New Year’s Resolutions designed to reinvigorate both body and mind. It won’t come as much of a surprise to us perennially sleep-deprived Brits to learn that ‘averaging eight hours sleep’ or ‘sleep better’ are consistently among the top 10 most popular New Year’s Resolutions. The good ...

Pillow Talk: How to give the gift of a great night’s sleep this Christmas

Soap-on-a-rope, embroidered handkerchiefs and comedy socks… step away from the bad gifts this Christmas, people! No-one will thank you come Christmas Day, as they mentally consign your parcel to the back of their draw and plaster on a rictus grin. Christmas is an opportunity to give someone you love a gift that will enhance their physical and mental wellbeing all year round; a present that makes them think of you with a smile every single day… a great-quality pillow. Critical for good ...