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    Blue light – the wake up light

    I’ve just read a really interesting article in The Economist’s Intelligent Life magazine (there’s always something in there that gets you thinking – give it a try if you haven’t already). This time it was shedding more light on the issue of…light.  It seems it’s the blue light waves that matter most when it comes […]

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    The sleeping tablet issue

    According to an article in Harper’s Bazaar, over 10million sleeping pills are prescribed in the UK every year.  Eek. Image spotted on Pinterest

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    How to stop the snore

    Does your partner’s snoring keep you awake? According to the Great British Sleep Survey, 34% of us say yes. The good news is that in 99% of cases, snoring is treatable. The bbc.co.uk website is full of tips to help stop the snore. Check out what they have to say about common sleep disorders. Image […]

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    Great British Sleep Survey

    I’ve just taken the Great British Sleep survey and surprised myself by scoring better than I expected (my sleep over the last month has averages out as ‘good’ or 7.8 out of 10 apparently.)  It’s the biggest ever survey into how we sleep as a nation.  23,056 people have taken part so far and it […]

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    Breath

    Great tips from The Sleep Council on how to relax and stop your mind racing before heading to bed.  Suggestions include relaxing your body one muscle group at a time; writing down your worries or to do list for the next day so you can clear your mind of all that for the night; listening […]

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    We can learn a lot…

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    Worry related insomnia

    According to the bbc.co.uk/science website, one third of the UK population suffers from insomnia – defined as ‘a prolonged and usually abnormal inability to obtain adequate, uninterrupted sleep’.  It’s more prevalent in women than men and the older we get the more likely we are to suffer.  Stress is a major contributing factor so one […]

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    Blame Thomas

    Thomas Edison has a lot to answer for it seems.  According to Richard Wiseman, author of ‘Night School’ the lightbulb is public enemy number one when it comes to getting a good night’s sleep.  In the natural world, when the sun goes down our ancestors would naturally get sleepy and doze until dawn.  That’s because […]

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    Night School

    Want to more about the ins and outs of sleep? This is a great place a good place to start…

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    Bad news for lie-ins

    Bad news. The weekend lie-in is bad for us apparently. Have just read an article in the beauty section of this month’s Porter magazine about how to boost your sleep. The key is to get in to a natural rhythm apparently. While the obvious stuff like late nights and jet lag can interfere with this, […]

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