How To Avoid Too Many Sleepless Nights This Christmas

At Christmas it can be extremely hard trying to maintain a good sleep routine. If we’re not socialising and going to parties, we’re over indulging on food and drink or worrying about presents and what time the turkey needs to go in the oven! Here’s our top tips to...

Time For Bed

Did you know that the most popular time to go to bed is 10-11pm? Nearly half of us (43%) of people go to bed at this time according to our recent online poll which asked ‘what’s your usual weekday bedtime?’. However there a lot of night owls out there. Over a third...

A Lie In Is What We All Want!

On the lead up to National Sleep In Day (30th October) – the day the clocks went back – we asked ‘what will you do with your extra hour in bed?’ As a sleep deprived nation, National Sleep In Day was the perfect excuse to have an extra-long snooze or even enjoy a...

Hooray Hooray It’s National Sleep In Day!

Yes, you better believe it – there is a National Sleep In Day! It’s the day the clocks go back on Sunday 30th October and we all get an extra hour in bed – guilt free! That’s why we coined it National Sleep In Day. It’s the perfect excuse to have an extra-long snooze...

Wind Down For Better Zzzs

Have you ever got into bed feeling tired but then been unable to get some much needed zzz’s? Is your mind racing with to-do lists or the work emails that need answering? Or maybe you’re worrying about finances or health issues? Or has your day been so busy with work,...

Where To Sleep To Get A Good Night’s Kip

Could it really be as simple as where you live as to whether you sleep well or not? It’s fairly common knowledge that we don’t sleep as great as we once did, and that the implications of sleep deprivation vary from impaired mood and concentration to health issues such...

What You Want To Know When It Comes To Sleep!

Do you think you sleep too much or too little? Should you nap? Why won’t your child sleep? These are just some of the common queries that you want answers too and since we’re celebrating Sleeptember – the month dedicated to highlighting the benefits of a good night’s...

Time To Go Back To Basics When It Comes To Bedtimes!

Apparently the traditional childhood routine of ‘bath, book and bed’ could soon be consigned to the history books.  I read this with horror (as a kid who didn’t love bath, book and bed?) as the article went on to say that research into bedtime routines discovered that...

Who Stayed Up Late To Watch The Olympics?

The Rio Olympics have been and gone and weren’t they amazing? Team GB did fantastically well! But with many of the events on late at night or in the early hours of the morning, wasn’t it difficult to watch them? That’s why for our August poll we thought we’d ask...

It’s All About Sleep For September

Whether you love to sleep or want to sleep more then this is the month for you! Yes for the fourth year running we’re running our Sleeptember campaign again looking into how well you sleep, how you can achieve better sleep and what benefits a good night’s sleep can...

It’s Not Olympic Glory For Sleep

So the Rio Olympics officially start tonight and it promises to be a great month of sporting glory. But with the time difference between the host country Brazil and England, it does mean that many of the events are on late at night and into the early hours of the...

How Stress & Worry Can Affect Your Sleep

Did you know that almost half of Britons say that stress and worry keeps them awake at night? Work pressures, financial worries, health issues or juggling family life are often the main culprits but sometimes external factors can have an effect on our sleep. In July,...

Do You Know When You Should Replace Your Bed?

If you were asked how long do you think a mattress should last, what would your answer be? Five years? 10 years? Or would you say something shocking like 15 years? It’s not uncommon for people to believe that a mattress should last around 10-15 years, even if...

The Right And Wrong Food For Hitting Snooze Central

The right food can definitely help get you in the mood for sleep whilst the wrong food can have you tossing and turning and uncomfortable in bed. What you eat and drink in the hours before bedtime is crucial to getting a good night’s sleep. Certain foods are known to...

Who Do You Get Into Bed With?

Did you know that around 50% of sleep disturbance is caused by sharing a bed? It is one of the most common complaints when it comes to getting a bad night’s sleep and yet most of us don’t do anything about it. Our own survey results a while back found that nearly half...

Mattress Buying Habits

On the back of our ‘May be time for a new mattress campaign’ which ran throughout May we wanted to find out “when you last bought a mattress, what did you buy?” And here are the results: A third of you bought a mattress with a divan base and nearly a quarter bought...

Volunteers Required For Channel 4 Sleep Disorders Programme

Can you help?  7 Wonder Productions for men and women who suffer with sleep related health problems and feel it’s holding them back from living the life they dream of. Are you awake all night and exhausted all day, feel like you’re living in a different time zone? Do...

What Prompts You To Buy A New Mattress?

When you want a new car do you wait until it’s on its last legs or do you tend to replace every few years for a shinier new model? Or what about the latest TV? Do you hang on until it breaks or decide to splash out on the latest technology for a better viewing...

Is It Time You Had A New Mattress?

Sunday May 1 heralds the start of our annual ‘May Be Time For A New Mattress’ campaign – designed to get you thinking about how long you’ve had your mattress and if it’s still giving you the comfort and support you need. Many people make the link that lack of sleep...

How Your Mattress Impacts On Allergies

Allergies affect over 21 million adults in the UK and 59% of indoor allergy sufferers say their symptoms feel worse in the bedroom. The dreaded house dust mite is one of the most common triggers for an allergic reaction. And the hub of these dust mites is your bed –...

Best Tip To Succeed At The London Marathon – Sleep!

As thousands gear up for the London Marathon this weekend and squeeze in extra training, our top tip is don’t forget to get a good night’ sleep before the big day. Not getting enough sleep doesn’t just make you tired but it impacts on the way your body repairs itself....

Size Matters When It Comes To Beds

Our awareness campaign National Bed Month recently came to a close – it’s an initiative that marks the importance of a good bed. But what makes a good bed? Well, for starters it must be comfortable and supportive – one that’s not too hard or too soft. It should...

Don’t Lose Sleep Over Clocks Going Forward

When we spring forward to British Summertime, most of us are glad to see the back of winter – however we’re not glad to lose an hour of sleep. In fact, many people find it hard to adjust to the time change as it affects their body clocks and their sleep –...

Top Tip To Better Health – Sleep!

I came across a great article in the newspaper today giving 20 tips on how to extend your life expectancy. There was everything from ‘shopping till you drop’ and ‘exercising with your mates’ to ‘don’t blow your top’ and ‘floss your teeth’ – all really great tips....

Extra Time Under The Duvet For Extra Day

We celebrated an extra day in February this year so in our monthly poll we asked how you would love to spend that bonus 24 hours. And top of the poll was… spending the day under the duvet snuggled in bed! Sounds bliss to me. An extra day gives us all a great...

The Best Gift For Mother’s Day Comes Unwrapped

Millions of mums will be treated to cards, flowers, chocolates and maybe a meal out for Mother’s Day, this Sunday. But is that what mums really want? Don’t get me wrong, all those things are essentially very nice indeed but what most of us mums really hamper after is...

Win A Snuggle Ups Blanket For National Bed Month

Kick back and relax with a luxury premium fleece blanket for National Bed Month. We’ve teamed up with Heat Holders to offer one lucky person the chance to win one of its Snuggle Ups blankets, worth £23.99 – available in a choice of colours. Boasting a 1.4 tog rating,...

Make Sure You’re Snoozing In A Comfortable Bed This March

Next week signals the start of our annual awareness event, National Bed Month (March) – the month dedicated to improving a good night’s kip with a comfortable, supportive bed. As a good night’s sleep can’t always be guaranteed, it is up to you to regularly assess...

Set Good Sleep Habits For Children NOW!

Those who know me, know I am passionate about sleep. I’m also passionate about children – let’s face it I have to be, I have two of them! But seriously, kids fascinate me – little sponges that soak up every bit of information you throw at them (unless it’s to do with...

Love In The Bedroom

You might think that your romantic plans for Valentine’s Day speak volumes about your relationship – but in fact it could be how you sleep that is most revealing! Over the years there’s been a ton of research into how many couples now sleep apart and how...

Sleep Better Comes Top Of New Year Resolution List

We’re five weeks into 2016 (where did that go?) and as health and wellbeing continues to be a hot topic we wanted to know what resolutions you were making for this year. We were pleased to say 40% of you want to sleep better!  Exercise more and eating healthier came...

Do You Suffer From Slanger?

Have you ever suffered from poor sleep and then found yourself boiling over with rage at the smallest thing or feeling irrational when it came to a certain problem or situation? Turns out you may be suffering from ‘slanger’ – the seething anger that consumes a person...

Sleep Healthy This Year By Changing Your Bedding Frequently

We all want to be healthy as a new year kicks in but did you know you could improve your health if you washed your bedding more regularly? Nearly a quarter of those who answered our December poll said they changed their bed sheets just once a month – grim! Just under...

Make Sleep A Priority This Year

Forget Dry January – make this month ‘Sleepanuary’! Thousands kick off the New Year with plans to improve their health by steering clear of alcohol for January but if abstaining isn’t for you then why not make a different pact to improve your health and wellbeing?...

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