We’re heading into the final week of our Sleeptember campaign and it’s been a good one – thanks to all of you who have been supporting us.

The Sleep Council Three-books-300x168 Win A Set Of Books For Sleeptember  To celebrate we’re giving five lucky people the chance win a set of books, The Secret World of Sleep, new thriller The Sleep Room and Only Time Will Tell by Jeffrey Archer. Our thanks to book publishers Palgrave Macmillan and Pan Macmillan for these fantastic prizes!

As it’s Sleeptember and we’re promoting the healthy benefits of sleep, we’re challenging you to put down ALL gadgets before bed – from notepads, gaming machines, TV’s and most importantly mobile phones – and instead set aside an hour or so before bed to read.

We’re a nation of techies but unfortunately with this comes the inability to ‘switch off’ before bed.  A reported 95% of us spend our final hour in bed checking social media, emails, playing games on our mobile, yet it’s these things that stop us falling asleep. Exposure to even the weakest glow at night – for example, the notification light flashing on your mobile next to your bed – can unconsciously play havoc with your body’s circadian rhythms, keeping you alert when you should be sleepy.

Winding down before bed is extremely important when it comes to getting a good quality night’s sleep and we’re strong advocators of reading before bed to help relax mind and body.

If you want to be in with a chance of winning all you have to do is follow us on Twitter and RT our competition post OR like us on Facebook and share the competition post.

The competition closes at 1pm on Friday 27th September. Winners will be announced on The Sleep Council’s Twitter and Facebook pages by 3pm. To enter you must follow AND retweet on Twitter OR like AND share on Facebook.

Here’s some more information on the books:

The Secret World of Sleep: Neuroscientist Penny Lewis explores the latest research into the night time brain to understand the real benefits of sleep. While our body rests, the brain practices tasks it learned during the day. By understanding the role that the nocturnal brain plays in our waking life, we can boost creativity and become smarter.

The Sleep Room: When promising psychiatrist, James Richardson, is offered the job opportunity of a lifetime, he is thrilled. One of his tasks is to manage a controversial project – a pioneering therapy in which extremely disturbed patients are kept asleep for months. As Richardson settles into his new life, he begins to sense something uncanny about the six sleeping patients. Why is the trainee nurse so on edge when she spends nights alone with them? And what can it mean when all the sleepers start dreaming at the same time? It’s not long before Richardson finds himself questioning everything he knows about the human mind as he attempts to uncover the shocking secrets of The Sleep Room.

Only Time Will Tell: The number one bestselling first book in The Clifton Chronicles, a multi-generational family saga which tells the epic story of Harry Clifton’s life beginning in 1919, in the backstreets of Bristol. Only Time Will Tell takes a cast of memorable characters from the ravages of the Great War to the outbreak of the Second World War, when Harry must decide whether to take his place at Oxford, or join the fight against Hitler’s Germany.

Competition terms:

    • To enter you must be a UK resident over the age of 18
    • No purchase is necessary for entry to this free prize draw.

Entry is limited to one per person and exclusively via Twitter and Facebook.

This draw is not open to employees, partners and associated agents of The Sleep Council or anyone concerned with this promotion or to members of any of our sponsors’ products. Bulk entries made from trade, consumer groups or third parties will not be accepted.

Sorry, no cash alternative will be offered and the prize is non-transferable.

The closing date is 1pm on 27/09/2013. The winner will be drawn at random. The competition winner will be notified by 3pm on 27/09/2013. If the Promoter is not able to get in contact with the winner within 14 days, the prize will be forfeited and an alternative winner will be drawn. It is the winner’s responsibility to notify the Promoter of any change in contact information.

The winner may not use the prize in conjunction with any other offer, promotion or prize draw.

The prize is subject to availability and the Promoter reserves the right to change the prize to an alternative of similar value without notice if circumstances beyond their control require it to do so.

The Promoter reserves the right to reject fraudulent entries.

Proof of sending will not be accepted as proof of receipt. Responsibility cannot be accepted for entries lost, damaged or delayed due to technical problems.

The Promoter accepts no responsibility for any technical issues, system or software failures encountered during entry into the promotion.

The Sleep Council will not be liable for loss or damage whatsoever caused by matters arising from this promotion.

The winners will be asked permission for their names and county to be posted on social media.

The entry instructions form part of the Terms & Conditions.

By entering, entrants agree to accept and be bound by the Terms & Conditions. Entrants must read and accept the competition Terms & Conditions to be eligible.

The Promoter reserves the right to change the Terms & Conditions. By entering the competition, you are agreeing to send your details to The Sleep Council and your details may be used by them for direct marketing purposes. Unless you have provided consent, the Promoters will not provide your details to any third parties. You may unsubscribe at any time from the Promoter’s direct marketing by contacting the relevant company by e-mail, telephone, post or by using unsubscribe links within their e-mails.

The Promoter’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

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