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Chimps Sleep In Cleaner Beds Than We Do!

Chimps Sleep In Cleaner Beds Than We Do!

Think your bed is cleaner than other species? Then think again! Scientists say that, when it comes to sleeping, humans actually doze in dirtier beds than chimpanzees – yuck, time to give the bedroom a good scrub and stop sleeping in our own filth! The findings showed...
Do You Regret Buying Your Bed?

Do You Regret Buying Your Bed?

Ever bought a new item of clothing, thinking it looks great, only to get home and regret your decision? Regretting a purchase doesn’t end with clothing either. A new study has discovered the five most common household items that Brits wish they hadn’t bought. Impulse...
Tracking Sleep: Is It Good Or Bad For Health?

Tracking Sleep: Is It Good Or Bad For Health?

With a plethora of gadgets and apps on the market, it has become a popular trend to track and analyse sleep. And while it is great to see people becoming more aware of sleep, and their own sleeping habits, in some cases it’s causing unnecessary worry and concern....
Sleep Tips For New Mums

Sleep Tips For New Mums

Welcoming a new baby into the world is amazing and we were delighted here at The Sleep Council to hear the news of the arrival of the latest Baby Royal. Ask any new mum want they want – and that includes the Duchess of Cambridge –the answer will be a good night’s...
Win! A Snoreeze Product For National Stop Snoring Week

Win! A Snoreeze Product For National Stop Snoring Week

***Competition has now closed*** With research suggesting that around 30% of people aged 30 and above are snorers, and one in three couples report disharmony in their relationship because of sleepless nights, it’s fair to say snoring can have a huge impact –...
How Sleep Is Affected By The Clocks Going Forward

How Sleep Is Affected By The Clocks Going Forward

The clocks spring forward this weekend heralding the start of British Summertime and bringing with it lots of positives – better weather, long summer nights and lighter mornings. However, the negative is we lose an hour of precious sleep. Some may ask what difference...
The Best Present This Mother’s Day: Sleep!

The Best Present This Mother’s Day: Sleep!

Flowers and chocolates are perfectly reasonable presents but ask most over-worked, sleep deprived mums what they would like for Mother’s Day and I can safely say a good night’s sleep and a lie-in would be the preferred option! Let’s face it, you’ve probably been...
Six Ways To Sleep Better For National Bed Month

Six Ways To Sleep Better For National Bed Month

Achieving a good night’s sleep is a problem for an awful lot of people, so to mark National Bed Month this March here are our top six ways to help you drift off into the land of nod. 1. Invest in your sleep with a comfortable, supportive bed. Yes it might be National...
Is There Love In Sharing A Bed Or Sleeping Apart?

Is There Love In Sharing A Bed Or Sleeping Apart?

With the day of ‘lurve’ just around the corner, nothing beats finishing off Valentine’s day curling up in bed with your partner – before kicking them out to go sleep in the spare bedroom! And who said romance was dead? According to our 2017 Great British Bedtime...
New Toolkit To Help Employers Tackle Sleep Deprivation

New Toolkit To Help Employers Tackle Sleep Deprivation

Are you one of the many who feel so tired you want to nap at your desk? Or have you called in sick because you can’t face the day after too many nights of poor or broken sleep? If so, you’re not alone. In fact, around 200,000 working days are lost each year due to...
Beat The Blues This Monday With Our Top Tips

Beat The Blues This Monday With Our Top Tips

So today is Blue Monday – officially the most depressing day of the year. It’s only natural to feel a bit down in January. We’ve gone back to work, all the Christmas festivities are over, we feel sluggish and tired, the purse strings have been tightened and the...
Make Getting Better Sleep Your New Year’s Resolution

Make Getting Better Sleep Your New Year’s Resolution

Tired of making the same New Year’s resolutions? Exercise more, eat better, spend less etc. We’ve all been there. But if you’re still trying to decide on a New Year’s resolution, what about getting more, or better, sleep? Sleep is essential to maintaining your...
Merry Christmas From Us!

Merry Christmas From Us!

We’d like to take this opportunity to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Our offices are open over the festive period but please note from Friday 22nd December until Tuesday 2nd January we will only be open from 10am – 2pm (week days and...
How Christmas Can Affect Your Sleep

How Christmas Can Affect Your Sleep

From Christmas feasts to late night partying, the festive season is all about eating and drinking – and we all know how hard it can be hard to resist another mince pie or glass of fizz! While most of us aware of how it impacts on the waistline, many don’t realise the...
What Top Sleep Tip Could You Not Live Without?

What Top Sleep Tip Could You Not Live Without?

When it comes to getting a good night’s sleep, some of us swear by a hot milky drink while others wouldn’t dream of slipping between the sheets without silky pyjamas on. But the number one sleep tip that topped our online poll “Which one of the sleep tips could you...
Struggling To Sleep? Get A Sleep Plan To Help

Struggling To Sleep? Get A Sleep Plan To Help

Having trouble falling off to sleep because you’re stressed or have an overactive mind? Or do you find yourself waking frequently in the night? Do you exercise in the evening, drink lots of caffeine after 5pm or sleep on an old uncomfortable bed? These are all...
How Do You Sleep?

How Do You Sleep?

It’s the question John Lennon famously penned and one that many of us wake up to in the morning. So how did you sleep? For some, the answer will be ‘really well’. For others, ‘not too bad’. But for a lot of people the answer is often ‘not great’. Whether it’s...

How To Keep Warm On Chilly Nights

There’s certainly a nip in the air and as we hurtle into winter, there’s nothing more comforting than curling up for a long sleep in a warm, cosy bed. With temperatures usually at their lowest in the early hours, the reality is many people can be too cold and...
How To Sleep Well For World Mental Health Day

How To Sleep Well For World Mental Health Day

It’s World Mental Health Day today (October 10) and in a world where it is becoming increasingly hard to ‘switch off’, today is a good reminder that good health includes mental wellbeing. There are many ways we can boost our mood (exercise, diet etc) but sleep plays a...
Sleep Well For Sleeptember

Sleep Well For Sleeptember

As we hurtle into September and our annual awareness campaign, Sleeptember, we look at how to get a good night’s sleep and why it’s beneficial. Sleep is critical to health and wellbeing and as a nation we really aren’t getting enough. With research telling us that a...
Switch Off For Sleeptember

Switch Off For Sleeptember

Get set to switch off gadgets before bed this September as part of our awareness month, Sleeptember. That’s right you heard us! We are urging all of you to put down mobile phones, iPads and tablets – even turn off the TV – as part of our annual campaign that...

Being Uncomfortable In Bed Disturbs Your Sleep

Being uncomfortable in bed tops the poll when it comes to the main factor in disturbing sleep! That’s the result from our latest poll which found that just over of quarter of us cite our bed as the main reason we don’t sleep well. Noise and light came second and third...
Skipping Sleep To Binge On TV

Skipping Sleep To Binge On TV

Binge-watching has become a normal viewing habit but latest figures from Ofcom reveal that around 10 million Britons have skipped sleep, or made themselves tired, because of binge-watching. The temptation to stay up to find out what happens next is too much for some...
The Top 5 Questions We Get Asked!

The Top 5 Questions We Get Asked!

You’re not alone in wanting to know how much sleep you should get a night or if napping is really bad for you. That’s why we’ve put together the top five questions we often get asked, with the answers we always provide. How much sleep should I get a night? This is the...
Want to Sleep Better? Start Your Sleep Journey With Us

Want to Sleep Better? Start Your Sleep Journey With Us

A good night’s sleep is something we all want but unfortunately we don’t all achieve it. This can be down to many reasons – stress and worry, eating too late, drinking too much, partner disturbance, kids, uncomfortable bed. The list goes on. Ideally most of us would...
How To Get Kids To Sleep In Summer

How To Get Kids To Sleep In Summer

Who doesn’t love summer – lighter evenings, BBQs, warmer days and sunshine (hopefully!)? But as a parent, one thing I don’t love is trying to get my children to bed. The cries of ‘it’s still daytime’ and ‘it’s not dark yet’ are a common bedtime occurrence. While we...
WIN! Music Pillows For World Music Day!

WIN! Music Pillows For World Music Day!

***Competition has now closed*** Did you know it’s World Music Day on June 21? Listening to calming music before bed is a great way to relax and unwind. Why not make today the day you switch off the mobile phones, TVs and games consoles in the hour before bed and try...

You Agree That Mattresses Impact On Sleep

The bed is often overlooked when it comes to getting a good – or a bad – night’s sleep! And yet it plays a pivotal role. Past research shows that sleeping on an uncomfortable mattress can rob you of up to an hour’s vital, restful sleep. Instead of waking up refreshed,...

Set Bedtimes DO Work For Kids Sleep!

It may seem simple but it’s true – a strict bedtime is the best way to ensure children get enough sleep. A recent study by Public Health Ontario in Canada found that children who were ‘encouraged’ to go to bed were 71% less likely to sleep enough. Those with ‘actual’...

How To Get A Good Night’s Sleep On Holiday

This time of year brings lighter evenings, warmer weather and the holiday season! Feeling refreshed and rested are just some of the reasons why people go away, but ensuring better sleep on holiday is important. From unfamiliar environments to irregular bedtimes and...
Teach Students To Sleep Well In The Exam Season

Teach Students To Sleep Well In The Exam Season

It may be the spring season, but it’s also exam season. Whether it’s the year 6s taking their SATs, the thousands prepping for GCSEs and A-Levels or the undergraduates sitting their final exams, studying is high on the agenda and sleep? Well sleep is often bottom of...

Still Hooked On Screen Time

Last month, my friend told me that every night before bed she listens to the same song on her phone because it puts her in the right mood for sleep. It got me thinking about what people do before they go to bed (some weird and some wonderful I’m sure) and that’s...

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