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Sleep Deprived? You May Be Too Hot or Too Cold

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Do you actively ensure that your bedroom is a particular temperature or do you not give it a second thought? I was really interested to read an article in The Daily Mail reporting results of a survey carried out by the hotel chain, Travelodge.  They reported that “Almost 90% of the participants had trouble sleeping due to the temperature of their bedroom”. Do you experience issues sleeping due to your bedroom temperature? Do you sleep with your window open or […]

Light from Electronic Gadgets Interferes with Your Sleep

Sleep and Technology Don’t Mix: Why You Need to Set an Electronic Curfew By Dr. Mercola About 95 percent of Americans use an electronic device within one hour of going to sleep, according to a National Sleep Foundation poll. Furthermore, nearly all adults (89 percent) and the majority of children (75 percent) have at least one electronic device, such as a television, tablet, or smartphone, in their bedrooms. This has a major implication on the quality of your sleep, in […]

Exposure to TVs and Computers Disrupts Children’s sleep

A poll conducted for Time4Sleep, an online bed retailer, has revealed that 38 per cent of parents regularly cave in to pressure to allow young children to stay up, watching TV or playing video games after 9 pm, rather than making them go to bed. The study has also discovered that electronic equipment, such as TVs and computers, give off “blue light” which causes disrupted sleep. Blue light regulates our secretion of melatonin, the sleep hormone. Put simply, when we are […]

How Long to Nap for the Biggest Brain Benefits

Many successful people, such as Winston Churchill, have famously taken naps during the day (now known as ‘power naps’) to help sustain their alertness and concentration. A Wall Street Journal article has now detailed recommendations for planning your perfect nap, including how long to nap and when. Lifehacker, of the Huffington Post says “The sleep experts in the article say a 10-to-20-minute power nap gives you the best “bang for your buck,” but depending on what you want the nap to do for you, […]

Links and Useful Resources

Please browse through our list of carefully selected links Sleep Deprivation CD Helping you fall asleep, naturally. The British Snoring and Sleep Apnoea Association Sleepwise – The Sleep Clinic Practical help, advice, products and training from professional therapists and suppliers in all matters relating to the problem of getting a good night’s sleep. EcoSense Effective, safer, eco-friendly, cost-effective cleaning and skin products – guaranteed. Relax and Slim Xooma Take a few minutes to read through […]