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The Hidden Cost Of Sleep Deprivation

How often do you or a work colleague talk about how badly you slept the previous night? Perhaps it’s a conversation you regularly have with one or two family members or friends? The irony is that we might complain about what a bad night’s sleep we had; but equally we’ll continue to stay up late because of work, social or family...

Full Moon Insomnia: Does The Moon Affect Your Sleep?

Can you remember how well you slept the last time there was a full moon? Do you, or someone you know, feel that when the moon shines brightest, things just don’t seem right? If so, you’re not alone. Despite a lack of scientific evidence, millions of people believe that the moon holds an uncanny power over them. In this article...

Sheet Music – Does Your Bedding Sing You To Sleep?

We remember those particularly perfect nights of peaceful sleep on our travels. Maybe it was in a little country hotel we found once and never got to visit again. Or a deep, dreamless night we spent cocooned in an efficient and impersonal room in a bustling city whilst the world carried on unheard outside. We tell our friends when we had a night...

Can Light Therapy Improve Your Mood And Sleep?

Humans have a complicated, but vital relationship with sunlight. Like all life on our planet, we need it to survive, but too much or too little time in the sun can lead to serious problems. To much exposure to the sun can quite quickly lead to sunburn, heat stroke, dehydration and even death in extreme cases. It might take a little longer to...

10 Gift Ideas For Better Sleep

If you know someone who has trouble sleeping, how great would it be to give them something that might help them sleep better? As someone who’s suffered from insomnia for many years, I know how nice it is when something comes along that makes a difference, however small. So I’ve compiled this list of gifts which I think most...

The Best Wake-Up Lights For Gentle Mornings

Do you find every morning is a standoff with your snooze button, and that a loud alarm doesn’t exactly wake you feeling good about the dawning of a new day? Do you have to muster all your willpower to leave the cozy confines of your comfortable bed and face the outside world? If this sounds familiar, a wake-up light could literally...

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy For Insomnia & Your Online Options

The promise of falling asleep faster, reducing the time you’re awake during the night, and getting more sleep overall would appeal to anyone who suffers from insomnia. And if you can achieve this without taking sleeping pills, it’s an even more tantalizing idea. Numerous research studies have shown that a non-drug treatment, called...

How Short Sleepers Survive On Less Sleep

In our increasingly hectic and digitally connected world, many people regularly sleep for less than 6 hours per night. Personally, I prefer to sleep for at least 7 hours, but for various reasons sometimes have to make do with a measly 5 or 6. Despite it being increasingly common to skip sleep though, only a relatively small number of people...