Tag Archives: sleep science

Why sleep gives your health the most bang for its buck – Dr Jonathan Bloomfield

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As the saying goes, “Money makes the world go round”. But when it comes down to looking after our health and wellbeing is there anything that comes close to sleep? In my last blog post, I talked a little bit about how the national sleep crisis has deepened as a result of the commercial pressures […]

March is National Bed Month 2018

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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 […]

The pros and cons of your favourite sleep positions


Are you sleeping in the most effective way? Generally speaking, we spend about a third of our lives asleep — that works out at around 25 years, 9,125 days, or 229,961 hours. That’s a sizeable chunk of time! Put into this context and we can better understand why sleep plays such a crucial role in […]

How often should you replace your bedroom items?


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 […]

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

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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. […]

Research suggests that simply thinking you have a sleep disorder could cause health concerns

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Worrying about not sleeping could be just as bad for your sleep health as an established sleep disorder, creating a vicious cycle A review published in Behaviour Research and Therapy suggests that thinking you have a sleep problem, even if you don’t, can be just as detrimental to your wellbeing as actually suffering from a […]

January 3rd is Festival of Sleep Day!

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Here’s why you should celebrate sleep this January We all know that Christmas is far from the most relaxing holiday. With the combination of excess food and drink, regular celebrating, Christmas shopping and late nights, your overall health and sleep cycle can both suffer as a result of the festive season. Which is why Festival […]

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 […]

Why you should resist the urge to hibernate this autumn

Autumn mornings

Darker mornings and colder weather can make you want to curl up in bed, but here’s why that’s not a good idea It’s no surprise to any of us that sleeping well is vital for your overall health and wellbeing. From your cognitive function to your appetite, sleep affects every aspect of our lives. So, […]

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 […]