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CHRISTMAS COUNTDOWN IS ON 

By Lisa Artis on December 1, 2017

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, […]

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

By Lisa Artis on November 1, 2017

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 […]

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NATIONAL SLEEP IN DAY: THE KICKSTART TO BETTER SLEEP

By Lisa Artis on October 3, 2017

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 […]

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SWITCH OFF FOR SLEEPTEMBER

By Lisa Artis on September 1, 2017

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 […]

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BACK TO SCHOOL SLEEP TIPS

By Lisa Artis on July 21, 2017

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 […]

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NEW SELF-HELP TOOL FOR BETTER SLEEP

By Lisa Artis on June 21, 2017

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%) […]

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KEEP YOUR COOL THIS SUMMER

By Lisa Artis on May 12, 2017

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 […]

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HOP TO BED THIS EASTER

By Lisa Artis on April 3, 2017

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 […]

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SNOOZE YOUR WAY INTO SPRING

By Lisa Artis on March 23, 2017

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 […]

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SEVEN STEPS TO THE PERFECT NIGHT’S SLEEP

By Lisa Artis on March 1, 2017

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 […]

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MORE BRITS HIT THE BOOZE TO SNOOZE

By Lisa Artis on February 22, 2017

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, […]

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LOVE IS IN THE AIR THIS VALENTINE’S DAY

By Lisa Artis on February 8, 2017

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 […]

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MAKE ROOM FOR SLEEP IN 2017

By Lisa Artis on January 3, 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 […]

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AVOID SLEEPLESS NIGHTS THIS CHRISTMAS

By Lisa Artis on December 1, 2016

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 […]

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TOO STRESSED TO SLEEP

By Lisa Artis on October 25, 2016

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 […]

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NATIONAL SLEEP IN DAY – IT’S TIME TO HIBERNATE

By Lisa Artis on October 7, 2016

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 […]

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SNOOZE YOUR WAY TO HEALTH DURING SLEEPTEMBER

By sleepcounciladmin on September 7, 2016

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 […]

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BRIDE AND GROOM GLOOM AS SLEEPLESS NIGHTS SET IN

By sleepcounciladmin on July 14, 2016

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 […]

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DON’T LET THE HEAT AFFECT YOUR SLEEP

By sleepcounciladmin on June 8, 2016

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 […]

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Education Sleep – Snooze Your Way to Exam Success

By sleepcounciladmin on June 8, 2016

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 […]

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EASTER TO THE RESCUE FOR LOST HOUR

By sleepcounciladmin on March 16, 2016

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 […]

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LEAP FOR JOY WITH AN EXTRA DAY

By sleepcounciladmin on February 12, 2016

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’. […]

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31 DAYS OF SNOOZING FOR NATIONAL BED MONTH

By sleepcounciladmin on February 8, 2016

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 […]

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BARGAIN BONKERS BRITS

By sleepcounciladmin on January 6, 2016

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 […]

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YOUR SLEEP IN NUMBERS

By sleepcounciladmin on December 15, 2015

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 […]

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BETTER SLEEP COMBATS COLDS

By sleepcounciladmin on November 19, 2015

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 […]

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BRITISH SLUMBERTIME

By sleepcounciladmin on October 9, 2015

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 […]

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SLEEP TIPS TO SURVIVE FRESHERS’ WEEK AND BEYOND

By sleepcounciladmin on September 9, 2015

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, […]

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BEST EVER EXERCISE TIP – A GOOD NIGHT’S SLEEP

By sleepcounciladmin on August 7, 2015

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 […]

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JOLLY JAUNTS AND JET LAG

By sleepcounciladmin on June 30, 2015

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 […]

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GREAT BRITAIN GOES TO BED

By sleepcounciladmin on May 28, 2015

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 […]

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SURVIVAL TIPS FOR A ROYAL PROBLEM

By sleepcounciladmin on May 5, 2015

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 […]

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SLEEP YOUR WAY TO THE TOP

By sleepcounciladmin on April 21, 2015

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 […]

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REVISION ROBS TEENS OF SLEEP

By sleepcounciladmin on March 27, 2015

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 […]

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MARCH-ING ORDERS FOR OLD BEDS

By sleepcounciladmin on February 12, 2015

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 […]

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WHEN IS A BARGAIN, A REAL BARGAIN?

By sleepcounciladmin on December 18, 2014

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 […]

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SURVIVING THE SANTA SEASON

By sleepcounciladmin on December 1, 2014

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 […]

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THE ANATOMY OF A LIE-IN

By sleepcounciladmin on October 22, 2014

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 […]

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STRESSTEMBER: THE WORRY STARTS HERE

By sleepcounciladmin on August 29, 2014

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. […]

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KEEP YOUR COOL IN BED

By sleepcounciladmin on July 23, 2014

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 […]

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CHRONIC HEALTH THREATENS NATION’S SLEEP

By sleepcounciladmin on June 23, 2014

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 […]

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WHY WE NEED TO TAKE SLEEP SERIOUSLY

By sleepcounciladmin on May 13, 2014

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 […]

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MAY BE TIME FOR A NEW MATTRESS

By sleepcounciladmin on May 6, 2014

As the UK’s estimated 21 million asthma and allergy sufferers* brace themselves for the onslaught of the hayfever season, The Sleep Council offers some timely tips on beating the ‘miseries of May.’ Traditionally the middle […]

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SLEEP SAFE. SLEEP SOUND. LOOK FOR THE BIG TICK LOGO.

By sleepcounciladmin on March 4, 2014

Buying a new bed? Then look for the new National Bed Federation’s (NBF) ‘big tick’ mark of approval to be sure you’re buying a safe, clean and honest product from a reputable manufacturer. That’s the […]

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THE RIP OFF VAN SCAM

By sleepcounciladmin on February 17, 2014

[youtube]ujj3g-GuWvo[/youtube] Don’t buy supposedly ‘cheap’ mattresses from the back of a van. At worst they could be fire hazards and at best uncomfortable and dirty. That’s the warning from the National Bed Federation (NBF) today […]

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Keep Warm In The Storms

By sleepcounciladmin on January 5, 2014

As Britain falls prey to one of the worst winters on record, chilly temperatures and rising fuel costs are taking their toll on the nation’s sleep. According to one survey* around half (49%) the population […]

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The 12 Sleeps Of Christmas

By sleepcounciladmin on December 5, 2013

As the nation goes into Christmas Mode, The Sleep Council offers 12 tips for surviving the 12 sleeps of Christmas. Try, as much as possible, to keep regular hours – we know it can be […]

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Beds Become The Hub Of The Home

By sleepcounciladmin on October 25, 2013

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 […]

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Sleeping Tips For Early Bird Entrepreneurs

By sleepcounciladmin on October 16, 2013

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 […]

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Sleeping On The Job

By sleepcounciladmin on October 2, 2013

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 […]

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Sleeptember Sex Shocker

By sleepcounciladmin on August 26, 2013

The less they earn, the less couples are likely to sleep together.

According to a major report into the nation’s sleeping habits, the clear dividing line is a household income of £35K. Below that, just over three quarters (77%) of couples say they sleep together every night they are at home, whereas at least 82% of those earning over that amount share the same bed when they can.

As the nation prepares for its mass return to work following the school holidays, The Sleep Council is releasing the results from its Great British Bedtime Report in time for the ‘Sleeptember’ season.

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Survival Tips For A Princely Problem

By sleepcounciladmin on July 24, 2013

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 […]

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Sleepless In Stressland

By sleepcounciladmin on June 20, 2013

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 […]

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Sleep – The Key To Exam Success

By sleepcounciladmin on May 24, 2013

With schools study leave in full swing, students revising for their GCSE and A level exams will be feeling the pressure to succeed. As they battle through the most stressful month of the school year, […]

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Doubles: The New Singles Club

By sleepcounciladmin on May 2, 2013

It’s official! Double beds are the new ‘singles’ among Britain’s solo sleepers. With the news that sales of single beds are down by nine per cent in the past four years while those of doubles […]

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Sleep Council Backs Call For Parents To Teach Sleep

By sleepcounciladmin on March 22, 2013

It’s been called ‘an unspoken public health crisis’ and as the problem of children and sleep comes under scrutiny on Channel 4’s new Bedtime Live show, The Sleep Council has joined the call for parents […]

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First Ever Great British Bedtime Report Launched

By sleepcounciladmin on March 1, 2013

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 […]

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

By sleepcounciladmin on February 19, 2013

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 […]

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

By sleepcounciladmin on February 14, 2013

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 […]

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Don’t forget it’s National Bed Month in March

By sleepcounciladmin on January 22, 2013

If you’re interested in running a feature on National Bed Month (March) then download our Bed Month feature packhere for press releases, picture and logos.

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New Sleep Council guide to a great night’s sleep

By sleepcounciladmin on January 11, 2013

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 […]

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Key facts & figures

By sleepcounciladmin on January 4, 2013

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 […]

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Sleep tips for the santa season

By sleepcounciladmin on December 20, 2012

As the Santa Season gets underway, the Sleep Council has devised a sleep survival plan for getting through the food, drink and telly fuelled marathon that lies ahead. With Britain set to sail into virtual […]

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

By sleepcounciladmin on November 27, 2012

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 […]

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Struggling to sleep – ask an expert NOW!

By sleepcounciladmin on November 13, 2012

Got a sleep issue or want to know what makes the Perfect Sleep Environment then now’s your chance! For a limited period we have the option for you to ask a team of sleep nurses any question you want about sleep related matters. Just visit our micro site and ask away!

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KATH MCGRATH TALKS PERFECT SLEEP ENVIRONMENT

By sleepcounciladmin on October 26, 2012

Watch our video to see sleep expert, Kathleen McGrath, talking about how to create the Perfect Sleep Environment. Don’t forget to visit the new website to see the step-by-step process and have the opportunity to ‘Ask the Expert’ any questions you may have!

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National Sleep In Day logo now available!

By sleepcounciladmin on October 4, 2012

The Sleep Council has a new logo for its annual event National Sleep In Day (this year Sunday 28 October) the day the clocks go back and we all get an extra hour in bed! […]

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CORONATION V JUBILEE GENERATION SLEEP GAP

By sleepcounciladmin on August 27, 2012

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 […]

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SLEEP COUNCIL RECIPE FOR GOOD SLEEP

By sleepcounciladmin on August 17, 2012

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 […]

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SPORTING CHANCE FOR SLEEP

By sleepcounciladmin on August 3, 2012

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.

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Sleep Council Declares War on Separate Bedrooms Syndrome

By sleepcounciladmin on June 19, 2012

With one in four couples now thought to sleep in separate rooms, The Sleep Council has some much needed tips for sharing a bed.

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Sleep Council Flags Up A British Summertime

By sleepcounciladmin on May 16, 2012

As Jub’Olympic fever sets in, The Sleep Council adds beds to the patriotic bandwagon with a summer-long campaign designed to encourage people to Buy British. Helping retailers to flag up British made beds is a […]

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CUT CHORES NOT SNORES THIS WEEKEND

By sleepcounciladmin on April 17, 2012

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 […]

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SLEEP WELL, FEEL WELL

By sleepcounciladmin on March 21, 2012

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 […]

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BED BUGS

By sleepcounciladmin on March 21, 2012

Bed Bugs as opposed to bed or dust mites are nasty little creatures that bite humans and suck their blood! In the days before white sheets they were actually known as wall lice as they […]

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A DOZEN REASONS WHY YOU NEED A BIGGER BED

By sleepcounciladmin on March 21, 2012

1. Because a standard double bed (135cm/4ft 6in) gives each person just 2ft 3in of space – less than a baby in a cot. Now how squeezed is that? 2. Ergonomic studies show that couples […]

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ARE YOU SLEEPING ON THE RIGHT BED?

By sleepcounciladmin on March 21, 2012

The right bed is extremely important to our health and wellbeing because our sleeping environment will affect the quality of our sleep – which in turn has a big affect on how well we feel, […]

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LACK OF SLEEP DEVASTATES THE SCHOOL DAY

By sleepcounciladmin on March 1, 2012

Lack of sleep among primary school children is having a devastating effect in schools with nine out of 10 teachers (92%) complaining that pupils are so tired they are unable to pay attention in class. […]

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SEARCHING FOR SLEEP

By sleepcounciladmin on February 7, 2012

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 […]

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NEW YEAR, NEW BED, NEW YOU

By sleepcounciladmin on January 18, 2012

Bed-mania hits Britain this month as bed retailers everywhere offer their biggest bargains of the year. And according to The Sleep Council, bargain hunters could bag themselves more than just a cut-price bed: they could […]

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TUCK UP IN BED – THE ANSWER TO BRITAIN’S SOARING FUEL COSTS

By sleepcounciladmin on November 16, 2011

A cosy night spent watching telly in bed could be the answer to plummeting temperatures and soaring fuel bills. According to The Sleep Council, beds are the perfect retreat on cold winter nights: and with […]

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Fatigue epidemic sparks new bags and eyeshadow trend for women

By sleepcounciladmin on October 28, 2011

The latest trend in bags and eye shadows for women has become a dire sign of the times. According to a Sleep Council survey, women are in the grip of a fatigue epidemic that is […]

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TOXIC SLEEP: THE SILENT EPIDEMIC

By sleepcounciladmin on March 1, 2011

Nearly half of us are getting just six hours sleep or less a night. And an alarming four out of five people complain of disturbed or inadequate – or ‘toxic’ – sleep. The solution could […]

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SEX AND THE SICKY

By sleepcounciladmin on October 31, 2010

A new survey reveals the secrets of ‘Sex and The Sicky’. And the fact people are so desperate for extra time in bed, they’d be prepared to pay for it.  The Sleep Council survey for […]

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SLEEP IS THE ALL ROUND MIRACLE CURE

By sleepcounciladmin on October 5, 2010

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 […]

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SLEEP COUNCIL UNVEILS WINNERS OF FIRST EVER ZOMBIE AWARDS

By sleepcounciladmin on March 1, 2010

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 […]

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WAKE-UP CALL FOR EDUCATION

By sleepcounciladmin on October 24, 2009

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, […]

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