SLEEP ADVICE FOR HOLIDAYS AND HEATWAVES

The Sleep Council is offering advice to help reduce the impact of holidays and heatwaves on your sleep. “We all enjoy our Summer and a chance to get away,” said Lisa Artis, sleep advisor at The Sleep Council. “However, hot weather and unfamiliar surroundings can be a...

IS YOUR BED MAKING YOU ILL?

Allergy sufferers are being warned by The Sleep Council that their beds could be making their condition worse. Conditions such as allergic rhinitis and asthma are often worse at night – and the dreaded house dust mite could be one of the triggers for an allergic...

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...

SPRING CLEAN YOUR SLEEP ROUTINE FOR EASTER

The Sleep Council is urging people to use the Easter break (30 March) to get into a healthier sleep routine. “With evenings becoming lighter for longer, naturally our sleeping patterns start to change”, said Lisa Artis at The Sleep Council. “The clocks have already...

SURVIVING THE ‘LOST HOUR’

With the clocks going forward on 25 March 2018, The Sleep Council is offering advice on how to survive the ‘lost hour’. Said Lisa Artis of The Sleep Council: “Many people struggle with the ‘lost hour’ when British summertime begins and the clocks jump forward....

WHY OLD BEDS ARE BAD FOR YOU: ADVICE FOR NATIONAL BED MONTH

It’s National Bed Month (March 2018), so what better time to focus on one of the most important contributors to a good night’s sleep – our bed! Said Lisa Artis, sleep guru at The Sleep Council: “We spend one third of our lives in bed so it’s essential it’s comfortable...

NATIONAL BED MONTH: LEARN THE A-Zzzz OF A GOOD NIGHT’S SLEEP

It’s National Bed Month in March 2018 and time to focus on the place we spend one-third of our lives: our bed. Said Lisa Artis, sleep guru at The Sleep Council: “Our polls show people rate a good bed as vital to a good night’s rest and there’s no doubt that a...

NATIONAL BED MONTH: SHOULD YOU BUY YOUR BED ONLINE OR INSTORE?

Get savvy about the pros and cons of buying a new bed online or instore – that’s the advice from The Sleep Council for National Bed Month, March 2018. Latest research shows that the same number of people are now choosing to buy their new bed online as instore*, the...

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...

CHRISTMAS COUNTDOWN IS ON 

As Santa enters our skies for the ‘jolliest hols’ of the year, all the festivities can play havoc on our sleep, according to The Sleep Council. As the advent calendars countdown to the big day, The Sleep Council recommends preparing a sleep survival plan to help you...

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...

NATIONAL SLEEP IN DAY: THE KICKSTART TO BETTER SLEEP

As National Sleep In Day approaches (October 29), press reset on your routine if you’re struggling to sleep, The Sleep Council says. “As the day on which the clocks go back an hour for British winter time – and we all get an extra hour in bed – it’s the perfect...

The Sleep Council is encouraging people to switch off their gadgets

The Sleep Council is encouraging people to switch off their gadgets before bed for Sleeptember (September 2017). “With schools back and the world of work now in full swing following the summer holidays, it’s all-too-easy for people to use the hours before bed to catch...

BACK TO SCHOOL SLEEP TIPS

Getting kids back into a term time sleep routine doesn’t have to be a nightmare according to The Sleep Council. Late nights, long lie ins and days without structure are just some of the reasons the summer holidays play havoc with children’s sleeping patterns. But as...

NEW SELF-HELP TOOL FOR BETTER SLEEP

Improving sleep has just got easier with the launch of a brand new, expert-driven, self-help tool. With almost three-quarters of Brits sleeping less than seven hours a night and more than one in 10 (12%) sleeping for less than five hours*, The Sleep Council has...

KEEP YOUR COOL THIS SUMMER

Don’t let the heat affect your sleep this summer – that’s the advice from The Sleep Council. “While we Brits may not have the hottest summers on record, seasonal factors still have an impact on sleep,” said Lisa Artis at The Sleep Council. “Hot weather can be a...

HOP TO BED THIS EASTER

Use the Easter break (16 April) to focus on a better night’s sleep – that’s the advice from The Sleep Council. “As the depths of winter seem like a distant memory and our evenings become lighter and longer, naturally, our sleeping patterns tend to change,” said...

SNOOZE YOUR WAY INTO SPRING

Don’t lose sleep over the clocks going forward say The Sleep Council, as our ‘lost hour’ approaches on 26 March 2017. “When British summertime begins and the clocks jump forward, many people find it hard to adjust to the time change because it can affect their body...

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...

MORE BRITS HIT THE BOOZE TO SNOOZE

Britons are increasingly turning to the bottle at bedtime – and less and less towards their partner. According to the results of its latest Great British Bedtime report (first conducted in 2013), leading advisory body, The Sleep Council, says alcohol in particular is...

LOVE IS IN THE AIR THIS VALENTINE’S DAY

Snuggle up to your loved one on Valentine’s Day – that’s the advice from The Sleep Council. “One in six couples regularly, if not always, sleep in separate beds*, but cosying up with your other half seems to aid good quality sleep**,” said Lisa Artis of The...

MAKE ROOM FOR SLEEP IN 2017

Experts at The Sleep Council say as well as resolving to get fitter, slim down, try a new hobby or eat more healthily in the New Year, most of us need to take sleep more seriously. “Not enough sleep or too much sleep is linked to chronic diseases such as diabetes,...

AVOID SLEEPLESS NIGHTS THIS CHRISTMAS

Present buying, wine drinking and party going are the most common causes of a poor night’s sleep at Christmas, according to The Sleep Council. “Christmas preparations can play havoc with our sleeping routine – which can ultimately affect our physical and mental...

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...

NATIONAL SLEEP IN DAY – IT’S TIME TO HIBERNATE

Head for bed!  That’s the message from The Sleep Council as the nights start to draw in and National Sleep In Day approaches on 30 October – the day the clocks go back and winter really arrives. “As the temperature starts to drop and the evenings become darker, summer...

SNOOZE YOUR WAY TO HEALTH DURING SLEEPTEMBER

As schools go back and regular routines resume after summer, The Sleep Council suggests September – or Sleeptember – is the time to focus on a better night’s sleep. Sleeptember is a month-long campaign dedicated to promoting the healthy benefits of a good night’s...

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...

EASTER TO THE RESCUE FOR LOST HOUR

With Easter quickly approaching on March 27 – the same day that the clocks go forward by an hour – The Sleep Council suggests this might be the ideal recovery period to this year’s ‘lost hour’. Said Lisa Artis of The Sleep Council: “Each year, when the clocks jump...

LEAP FOR JOY WITH AN EXTRA DAY

Leap for joy as we celebrate an extra day on February 29! That’s the message from The Sleep Council who offers some timely tips on how to make the most of the ‘bonus 24 hours’. “We often hear people wish there were more hours in the day. This extra day in February is...

31 DAYS OF SNOOZING FOR NATIONAL BED MONTH

With 31 days dedicated to highlighting improved sleep, National Bed Month in March is the ideal time to get it right between the sheets. And, obvious though it might be, the best place to start when working towards a better night’s sleep is your bed. Said Lisa Artis...

BARGAIN BONKERS BRITS

Bargain mad Britons could be wrecking their chance of a good night’s sleep because they would rather scrimp on the price of a new mattress – and save on the time needed to try it out. According to the results of a major, European wide survey* into consumer bed buying...

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...

GREAT BRITAIN GOES TO BED

A peek beneath the sheets of the very best beds reveals a Union Jack. The Sleep Council has launched a month-long Buy British Beds campaign for June and with it, an easily recognised red, white and blue ticket to identify a UK-made bed. Said Lisa Artis of The Sleep...

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...

REVISION ROBS TEENS OF SLEEP

Teenagers are being robbed of vital sleep as they cram in up to 14-plus hours of exam revision each week. With Easter about to mark the official start of the dreaded revision season for  2015 spring/summer exams, The Sleep Council has discovered that a good night’s...

MARCH-ING ORDERS FOR OLD BEDS

The Sleep Council has for many a year designated March to be National Bed Month. As Spring approaches and we get into spring cleaning, ‘out with the old, in with the new’ mode, it’s an appropriate  time also to be thinking about giving grotty old mattresses their...

WHEN IS A BARGAIN, A REAL BARGAIN?

Savvy shoppers looking to bag a bargain bed in the January Sales should make sure the items on sale are a genuinely good bargain. That’s the message from The Sleep Council which is urging all bargain hunters to check out any special offers before they part with their...

SURVIVING THE SANTA SEASON

As the countdown to Christmas begins, The Sleep Council has devised a sleep survival plan for getting through the food, drink and telly fuelled marathon that lies ahead. Of course, it’s a joyous time of eating, drinking and being merry but for many people the festive...

THE ANATOMY OF A LIE-IN

Go ahead and enjoy an extra hour in bed on National Sleep In Day this Sunday (October 26). Britain’s top sleep experts all agree it will do you good! With the clocks set to go back an hour this weekend, The Sleep Council asked leading experts exactly what an extra...

STRESSTEMBER: THE WORRY STARTS HERE

September could be the start of the New Stress Year. As schools re-start and work re-boots, The Sleep Council has found that ‘Stresstember’ not only marks the return to routine – but pressure levels too. Its latest research shows millions of people are caught in a...

KEEP YOUR COOL IN BED

While high-end temperatures make a welcome debut for sun-starved Britons, steamy nights and baking bedrooms do little to lull us to sleep. “When summer comes to mind, we almost always focus on picnics, days in the garden and BBQs,” says Lisa Artis of The Sleep...

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...

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