RESEARCH FINDS 30% OF PEOPLE SLEEP ‘POORLY’ MOST NIGHTS

A worrying 30% of people sleep poorly most nights, according to research commissioned by The Sleep Council for its Great British Bedtime Report*. The study found that 24% of those surveyed suffered from ‘poor’ sleep most nights, with an additional 6% saying they slept...

HOW TO GET YOUR SLEEP CHEMISTRY RIGHT WITH YOUR VALENTINE

Snoring, duvet-hogging and different bed times – these incompatible night-time habits can create poor sleep chemistry and drive couples apart, even on Valentine’s Day, supposedly the most romantic time of the year. While latest research shows that over half of us are...

COUNTING SLEEP: THE 30 DAY PLAN THAT ADDS UP TO A BETTER NIGHT

Counting sheep may be a time-honoured way to nod off but, according to The Sleep Council, there are other crucial numbers Brits need to know to get a better night’s rest. The top sleep facts and statistics, compiled by experts at The Sleep Council, shed light on...

SEVEN STEPS TO THE PERFECT NIGHT’S SLEEP

It’s National Bed Month (March 2017), so what better time to assess the quality of what we spend a third of our lives doing in bed – sleep! That’s the advice from the organisation aimed at helping people get a better night’s kip, The Sleep Council. “We all sleep, but...

TOO STRESSED TO SLEEP

Don’t let stress disrupt your sleep! That’s the warning from The Sleep Council as National Stress Awareness Day approaches (2 November 2016). “Almost half of Britons say that stress or worry keeps them awake at night*,” said Lisa Artis of The Sleep Council. “A good...

BRIDE AND GROOM GLOOM AS SLEEPLESS NIGHTS SET IN

As the wedding season gets into full swing, many UK brides and grooms face sleepless nights as the stress of the big day sets in. Despite being a joyous occasions, weddings are on the list for top most stressful life events. Said Lisa Artis of The Sleep Council:...

DON’T LET THE HEAT AFFECT YOUR SLEEP

While most of us celebrate the warmth of the sun and the longer, brighter days, heat can cause havoc when it comes to catching the zzzs. “Hot weather can be a nuisance when it comes to bedtime,” says Lisa Artis of The Sleep Council. “Temperature has big impact on...

Education Sleep – Snooze Your Way to Exam Success

With exam time underway, The Sleep Council is encouraging pupils to snooze their way to success. As thousands sit down to take their GCSEs and A-Levels, sleep deprivation could cause many to switch off at this all important time. Research by The Sleep Council in 2015...

Crunching the numbers for the best tips in seasonal snoozing

As everyone gets ready for the 12 days of Christmas, The Sleep Council has its own numbers for slumber this festive season. A good night’s sleep means you feel great. And everyone needs to be in the land of nod so Santa can visit. The Sleep Council has been crunching...

BETTER SLEEP COMBATS COLDS

An effective weapon against coughs and colds this winter is a great night’s sleep according to The Sleep Council, which has been looking at research into sleep and the immune system. “Experts agree that those who sleep better have a stronger immune reaction,...

BRITISH SLUMBERTIME

As National Sleep In Day approaches (October 25, the day the clocks go back and we all get an extra hour in bed) The Sleep Council is encouraging British slumbertime with tips to help parents and young children cope with the change. “Parents everywhere despair when...

SLEEP TIPS TO SURVIVE FRESHERS’ WEEK AND BEYOND

Students tempted to party hard as they start university life should not neglect their sleep. That’s according to The Sleep Council who are warning students about the dangers of lack of sleep as they start, or return, to university. “As students leave home and adjust...

BEST EVER EXERCISE TIP – A GOOD NIGHT’S SLEEP

Neglect sleep at your peril if you want to up your performance in sport, warns The Sleep Council. As millions reach for their trainers and pull on the lycra, inspired by Wimbledon, the Tour de France, the Ashes, the Women’s World Cup and a myriad of other sports this...

JOLLY JAUNTS AND JET LAG

Getting away from it all needn’t mean sleepless nights thanks to jet lag busting tips from The Sleep Council. And better sleep on holiday starts before leaving home, according to the organisation that aims to teach us all how to sleep better. Said Lisa Artis: “From...

SURVIVAL TIPS FOR A ROYAL PROBLEM

As Britain welcomes little Princess Charlotte, The Sleep Council offers some timely tips on ‘sleep survival’ for new mums all over the country. Even though the Duchess of Cambridge is likely to have more help to hand than most, broken nights and less-than-ideal levels...

SLEEP YOUR WAY TO THE TOP

Margaret Thatcher famously survived on four hours a night. But Number 10 hopefuls campaigning in this general election would be well advised to think about managing their sleep effectively to optimise vote winning, according to The Sleep Council. Just like everyone...

CHRONIC HEALTH THREATENS NATION’S SLEEP

Chronic and long term health problems are seriously eroding the nation’s sleep. According to the most extensive research project ever undertaken by The Sleep Council,  nearly two thirds (63%) of all Briton’s suffer from one or more of the following health issues at...

WHY WE NEED TO TAKE SLEEP SERIOUSLY

As leading scientists warn that lack of sleep is leading to serious health problems, The Sleep Council says it’s time to Take Sleep Seriously. The advice comes with the news today (Tuesday May 13) that leading researchers from Oxford, Cambridge, Harvard, Manchester...

Beds Become The Hub Of The Home

We all love our bedrooms….. In fact over two thirds of us (68%) have said this is the room we spend most of our time in. As the bedroom – and the bed in particular – increasingly becomes the ‘hub of the home’, we’re also very clear about what we want from the Bedroom...

Sleeping Tips For Early Bird Entrepreneurs

A new breed of ‘crack of dawn’ entrepreneurs is turning the working day on its head. Said to include the Obamas, Apple CEO Tim Cook and US Vogue editor Anna Wintour, the uber early risers leave their beds as early as 4.30am to get ahead of their day and make the most...

Sleeping On The Job

Did you know that ‘culture vultures’ are far and away the most likely people to turn to meditation to help them get to sleep? Or that people working in Human Resources are the biggest group never to take sleep remedies? According to The Sleep Council’s Great British...

Survival Tips For A Princely Problem

As Britain welcomes a new baby prince, The Sleep Council offers some timely tips on ‘sleep survival’ for new mums all over the country. Even though the Duchess of Cambridge is likely to have more help to hand than most, broken nights and less-than-ideal levels of...

Sleepless In Stressland

Almost half of Britons say that stress or worry keeps them awake at night. According to a major report published by The Sleep Council, the economic downturn has meant that many people are too anxious to sleep: almost half of those questioned said that stress or worry...

First Ever Great British Bedtime Report Launched

The number of Britons getting just five to six hours sleep a night has risen dramatically in the past three years, with 40% not getting the NHS recommended six to nine hours. According to a major new report being published today (March 1) by The Sleep Council: • A...

How to get a great night’s sleep: could less mean more?

If you regularly struggle to fall asleep, it might be better to try and restrict rather than extend the amount of time you spend in bed. According to the new Good-Night Guide from The Sleep Council, sleep restriction can help people who only manage limited sleep, to...

Sun, sea and sleep… Couple win ‘dream holiday’ competition

It will be sun, sea and sleep for local couple, Tim Wickens and his partner, Janet Walker, who have won a dream holiday to Mauritius, thanks to The Sleep Council. Tim was the lucky winner of a national competition, run as an insert in the October issue of Good...

New Sleep Council guide to a great night’s sleep

An all-new expert guide to achieving a great night’s sleep has been published by The Sleep Council. The Good-Night Guide is available, free of charge, both on and offline and contains a host of useful new tips that even seasoned insomniacs will find helpful. From...

Key facts & figures

Over the years at The Sleep Council, we have amassed quite a library of facts and figures about sleep and beds and we continue to keep an eye out for new research or surveys which adds to our understanding. Below is just a taster of some key stats from that library –...

SLEEP COUNCIL HITS OUT AT NOT-SO-SMART-SLEEP

Gadgetry is seriously damaging the nation’s sleep health. So says The Sleep Council following yet more evidence that technology is playing havoc with our bed times. According to online sources* 95% of people say they regularly browse the web, text or watch TV in the...

KATH MCGRATH TALKS PERFECT SLEEP ENVIRONMENT

Watch our video below to see sleep expert, Kathleen McGrath, talking about how to create the Perfect Sleep Environment. https://youtu.be/KIOQlaotOw4 Don’t forget to visit the new website https://www.sleepcouncil.org.uk/perfect-sleep-environment/ to see the...

CORONATION V JUBILEE GENERATION SLEEP GAP

They go to bed later, eat later and prefer playing in to playing out. According to The Sleep Council, the seismic shift in children’s lifestyles since the Queen came to the throne in 1952 could be having a detrimental effect on their ability to achieve a good night’s...

SLEEP COUNCIL RECIPE FOR GOOD SLEEP

Nod off with a ‘biryawni’ or hit snooze central with a banana! The right food can definitely help get you in the mood for sleep. According to The Sleep Council, certain foods are known to aid sleep – in exactly the same way that caffeine is known to disrupt it. As...

SPORTING CHANCE FOR SLEEP

Would-be Olympians planning to tune in for a thrilling 17 days of top sporting action are being advised that ‘bigger beds give a better performance’ by The Sleep Council. It follows news that athletes staying in the Olympic Village are being accommodated on beds that...

CUT CHORES NOT SNORES THIS WEEKEND

As Britons head towards the first Spring weekend of 2012, The Sleep Council is advising everyone not to lose any sleep over it! For while it may put a spring in our steps, this weekend is also the shortest one of the year. The clocks go forward by one hour on Sunday...

SLEEP WELL, FEEL WELL

We spend a third of lives doing it. It’s vital to our health and wellbeing. And yet we don’t always pay enough attention to what we do it on! The answer of course is sleep – something that every single one of us does without giving too much thought to just how...

SEARCHING FOR SLEEP

It’s one of the most searched for terms on the internet. And it’s a question that most people ask at some point in their lives. How To Sleep is, according to the latest Google zeitgeist list, the sixth most commonly asked ‘How To’ question. Compiled from the millions...

SLEEP IS THE ALL ROUND MIRACLE CURE

It will make you happier, healthier and more intelligent. It could even add years to your life and will definitely ensure you look at your sparkling best. What’s more, this miracle cure-all costs no more than the price of a daily pro-biotic yoghurt and is readily...

SLEEP COUNCIL UNVEILS WINNERS OF FIRST EVER ZOMBIE AWARDS

A host of top celebs, politicians and media personalities are named in the first ever Sleep Council Zombie Awards. The ‘Oscars’ of the sleep underworld, the ‘Zombies’ are designed to illustrate the perils of a poor night’s sleep. The inaugural 2010 awards go to a...

WAKE-UP CALL FOR EDUCATION

Britain’s top sleep experts are calling for the importance of a good night’s sleep to be taught in schools. Dr Chris Idzikowski of the Edinburgh Sleep Centre, independent sleep consultant Dr Neil Stanley, Kathleen McGrath, sleep nurse and founder of Sleep Matters and...

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