Tag Archives: sleep advice

Can sleep improve your memory?

sleep and memory

If you are struggling to remember things throughout the day, your sleep quality could be to blame. We all struggle to remember things from time to time, and there are many factors which may contribute to this. However, if you’ve found that you’re feeling foggier and more forgetful than usual, it could be due to […]

Is sleep the key to teen exam success?

exam stress

With examination season in full swing, we can’t underplay the importance of a good night’s rest   By now it shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone to hear that sleep is important to your overall health. By giving yourself a decent night’s rest, you allow body functions and brain activities to take place that are […]

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 […]

How often should you replace your bedroom items?

replace

There are a number of items from around the home that we use every day. From the towels that we use to dry ourselves after a shower to the dishcloths we use in the kitchen sink and the toothbrush we rely on to keep our oral hygiene up to standard. One of the key items […]

Magical. Incredible. Exhausting. How to avoid becoming a sleep deprived zombie with a newborn

sleeping like a baby

Dr Jonathan Bloomfield I recently became a father for the first time and have been experiencing first-hand the desperate struggles of sleep deprivation. From clumsiness to memory lapses, severe yawning to mood swings, insatiable appetite to that constant feeling of being dazed and confused, I’ve suffered it all. I’m writing this blog post to share […]

Ditch the snooze button – why having too much sleep could be a major health hazard

why too much sleep is bad for you

In modern day society we seem to be programmed to count down the days, even the hours, to the luxury of a weekend lie in. And although it is true that being well rested is essential for good health, recent research is proving it to be equally true that having too much sleep may have […]

A formula for sleep – the best food and drink to help you unwind

Formula for sleep

image courtesy of wikipedia Various lifestyle factors can affect the ease with which we are able to nod off. Although it is generally considered a bad idea to consume food and drink right before bed, there are some things that can actually encourage relaxation and induce sleep. It is important to identify the difference between what […]