Tag Archives: how to sleep better

Can a new sleeping pattern reduce your migraines?

migraine awareness week

September 2nd marks the start of Migraine Awareness Week 2018, so we’re going to explore whether sleep can help reduce your symptoms Migraines aren’t just bad headaches. They occur when blood vessels constrict and expand, due to impulses sent out by hyperactive nerve cells. This is accompanied by the release of chemicals and inflammatory substances […]

Does chocolate really stop you sleeping?

chocolate

World Chocolate Day falls on 7th July, but what impact does the nation’s favourite sweet treat have on your sleep health? Despite an ongoing national trend for healthier eating, chocolate continues to hold a special place in the hearts of adults and children alike. In fact, the UK has the seventh highest consumption of chocolate […]

Catch up sleep may be more beneficial than previously thought, but a solid sleep pattern still prevails

catch up sleep

Is it possible to make up for lost sleep? If you love a lie in, you’re going to love the results of a recent study into sleep health. It turns out that lounging around in bed at the weekend may actually be good for you. Of course, this doesn’t mean that a sedentary lifestyle is […]

March is National Bed Month 2018

national bed month

It’s time for a refresher course in good sleep health National Bed Month is an annual event organised by the Sleep Council, informing and reminding us all of the importance of a good night’s sleep. If you’ve been feeling tired, achy or run down recently, March is the perfect time to reflect on the quality […]

Sleep, productivity & the future of the economy – Dr Jonathan Bloomfield

jonathan bloomfield

Over the last few months my articles have focused on encouraging readers to review their current sleep habits and ensure that the fundamental biological requirements of daily recovery are taken seriously. I am passionate about sleep’s role as one of the key pillars of health and wellbeing – and I hope you now are, too. […]

How to tackle that SAD feeling – Dr Jonathan Bloomfield

For many of us, winter can be an incredibly difficult season to navigate. You’ve probably lost count of how many times you’ve said, “I can’t believe how dark it is already”. Add in some gale force winds, a drop in temperature, and some icy rain and at times we’re all left wondering why we live […]

New research reveals the scary thing that happens to your brain when you’re sleep deprived

Sleep deprivation

A study published in the Journal of Neuroscience yielded some fascinating yet terrifying results By now it shouldn’t be a surprise to hear that sleep deprivation is detrimental to your health. Barely a day goes by today when there isn’t an article in one publication or another outlining the effects of sleep loss in the […]

Loneliness can cause sleep deprivation in young adults

Sleep deprivation

According to new research, loneliness can be just as bad for sleep as caffeine, money troubles and screen time Research by King’s College, London recently published in the Psychological Medicine journal suggests that loneliness could be the cause of a reduction in sleep quality among 18 to 34 year olds. According to the findings, young […]

Why having a TV in your child’s bedroom increases their risk of weight problems

Children's health

New research claims that a TV in the bedroom can be detrimental to children’s health, thanks largely to the effect of TV on sleep length and quality. A study by University College London has produced findings which suggest that children with TVs in their bedrooms are at increased risk of becoming overweight. The study looked […]

Is hitting snooze in the morning good or bad for your sleep health?

Sleeping in

What are the implications of having “just five more minutes”? The task of dragging ourselves out of bed in the morning is something many of us struggle with every single day. The temptation to spend as long as possible tucked up in bed is all too great, and a large number of us rely on […]