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Desperately want better sleep? Here is what you may be doing wrong

A wise person once said, “Tired minds don’t plan well. Sleep first, plan later.” And we can’t agree more. The repercussions of a sleep deficit are not just limited to ineffective planning and slower responses but go as far as disrupting the ability to form memories. People who either get less than the recommended amount of…

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Which sleep position will invite the most restful sleep?

By adulthood, everyone has their go-to sleep position, whether it’s collapsing right onto the mattress on their stomach, curling up into fetal position, or sprawling out like a starfish. Because it’s habit, it might seem like the most comfortable; however, there’s a chance your sleep position isn’t doing you any favors in the sleep quality…

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Sleep Divorce

Sleep Divorce

Sharing a bed with your partner seems so romantic until the reality sets in. Issues like snoring, blanket hogging, early morning alarms, and even just a preference for different levels of mattress comfort can quickly sap the sexiness out of sleeping together. If you’re struggling to get a good night’s sleep next to your loved…

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When is it time to move your child into a big bed of their own?

Moving a сhіld from a соt tо a bіg bеd іѕ a bіg ѕtер in thеіr lіfе. It’s a mаjоr mіlеѕtоnе, and the timing of this move can sometimes be tricky. Yоu ѕhоuld dо іt before уоur сhіld first fаllѕ оut of the соt, but unfortunately thе fіrѕt tіmе уоu find out your child can…

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Sleeping for two: Sleep changes during pregnancy

By Don Dinnematin of The Don Father Blog It goes without saying, when you’re pregnant, sleep is essential for your health and the health of your baby, but it is often easier said than done. Being pregnant can be a tiring experience for a woman’s body. Both the physical discomforts of pregnancy as well as…

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Can Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) help you sleep better?

Traditionally, insomniacs have lent on sleeping pills, Hypnotherapy, Acupuncture and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) to try and find the sleep that eludes them. CBT teaches you to recognise negative thoughts (I am worried I won’t get enough sleep tonight) and shut them down to avoid negative behaviours (now I can’t fall asleep as I am…

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Why you just won’t sleep well in a new hotel room

Many will bemoan that they struggle to sleep in a new place – no matter how great the accommodation may be. Matthew Walker, a professor of Neuroscience at the University of California, Berkeley, has explained why we will always feel tired after sleeping in a new environment. In a recent interview, Dr Walker explained how…

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What’s your animal sleep style?

Most people can relate to the idea that not everyone’s biological clock runs on the same schedule. Just as you are calling it a day, your partner may be entering into their most creative and energetic hours. We have all been away with those friends who want to wake at 5.30am every morning on holiday!…

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Stronger core = better sleep

Can getting stronger abs, get you better sleep? Damn straight it can! A strong core = better sleep. Your diaphragm is a band of muscles that separates your internal organs (like your stomach, liver and colon) from your chest cavity (that contains your heart and lungs). The diaphragm is like a hammock that is pulled tight…

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Moon Milk – The New Bedtime Drink

Many cultures serve an ‘aperatif’ after dinner to prepare the digestive system for sleep. It is common for children across the world to be given sweet, warm milk before bed to help them calm and fall asleep more easily. But now there is a sleep drink designed for adults that is getting much praise in…

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Help is here for blanket hoggers

Ikea has launched the TOG-ether bundle to help couples sleep better. Inspired by the Swedish tradition of using two single duvets rather than one queen sized duvet, the TOG-ether bundle gives each person their own amount of insulation, but at a cost that that can be is less than buying two single duvets. Whist some…

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Are your finances keeping you up?

We are in a recession people! The petrol price is shooting up whilst Christmas and ‘Back-2-School’ loom just around the corner. With many anticipating no chance of a performance bonus or even a significant annual increase it is no surprise that many are staring at the ceiling instead of falling asleep peacefully. Today’s families just…

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10 Things To Try When You Can’t Fall Asleep

Pure Wow has released a sleep-inducing infographic that highlights 27 things that can be done to help you fall asleep. Wan’t our advice? Today, we’re covering 10 quick things to try when you can’t fall asleep. Try these tricks before bedtime and hopefully they will help you snooze smoother: Make a cup of calming chamomile…

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