Category Archives: Sleep Advice

7 Tips on Buying A New Bed

 

7 Tips for Buying a New Bed

How to choose a new bed

Buying a new bed is a long-term investment and considering the average lifespan of a mattress is around 7 – 8 years, it’s worth spending as much as you can afford.

When choosing a new bed we recommend you arm yourself with all the necessary information beforehand.

We’ve put together the following tips, as recommended by the National Bed Federation, on what to look for when buying a new bed.

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Eight Stress Relieving Sleep Tips

Menopause and Insomnia

Common Signs of Stress

Stress can manifest itself in many different ways. Physically your heart might pound, you might feel breathless or a quickening of your breath, you might sweat or feel tense.

However, prolonged periods of stress can often lead to more serious symptoms, such as depression, mood swings, sleep problems, anxiety, lack of concentration or apathy in everyday tasks.

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Trick or Treat Too Tired to Sleep!

Sleep Tips for Children

Whether it’s too many sugary treats, or too spooked to sleep, some children will find it difficult to nod off this Halloween night.

So, to help all those parents who might be struggling with their children’s sleep, we’ve put together our top tips to turn a potentially frightful night into a dream-filled delight.

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Fall Back to Sleep on National Sleep In Day

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As the evenings draw in autumn marks the beginning of our shorter days and darker nights. On Sunday 28th October the clocks go back giving way to cosy nights and hygge lifestyles.

Sunday also marks National Sleep In Day – The Sleep Council’s annual campaign that celebrates the extra hour we all get in bed.

Yes, it’s the one time in the year when we don’t need an excuse to have a lie-in. But do you know why the clocks go back? Continue reading

Six Tips To Help You Sleep Better During Menopause

Sleep Tips for Menopause

Today marks World Menopause Day held each year on the 18th October to raise awareness of midlife women’s health.

One of the many symptoms that women experience during the menopause is sleeplessness. For many, sleepless nights can be brought on by a number of different factors from restless legs to night sweats, depression to stress.

We’ve consulted the experts and put together our six top tips to help women deal with insomnia during the menopause.

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New Parent Sleep Tips

Sleep Tips for New Parents

The arrival of a new baby heralds great joy for families. Those first few days when you simply can’t get enough of your new bundle of joy is so precious.

Unfortunately though, for many new parents the first few weeks with a new baby can also be difficult as you try and establish a sleep routine.

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How to establish children’s bedtime routines

Back to School Sleep Tips
Sleep is vital for our physical, mental and emotional well-being: being sleep deprived can affect concentration and memory.

When children don’t get enough sleep their behaviour and mood can be affected; it can also impact on their ability to learn.

Children need different amounts of sleep – the younger the child, the more sleep they need.

With many kids back to school this week and next, now is a good time to get bedtime routines back on track.

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Six Foods to Help you Sleep Better

Getting the right amount of sleep helps us deal with the day ahead. Too little and we’re just not functioning at our best.

Of course, getting a good night’s sleep requires us to follow good lifestyle habits and to eliminate the factors that are causing disturbed sleep.

Avoiding foods and drinks that hinder sleep and adding some exercise into our daily routines all helps to aid more restful sleep. Eating certain foods may also help us sleep better.

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7 Tips for Buying a New Bed

How to keep cool on summer nights

With all this glorious sunshine, the feel good factor can be felt all around as people make the most of these balmy days with BBQs and soaking up the rays.

Of course, hot sunny days also mean hot sticky nights and – for many – disrupted sleep!

With the temperature set to rise even higher this week in Northern Ireland, it’s important to keep cool for a good night’s sleep.

Summer sleep tips

Follow the simple steps below to ensure you stay cool and comfortable and avoid a miserable and restless night in bed.

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