With the Olympics now underway there’ll be a fair share of sleepless nights as we catch up on all the action.
While we certainly don’t advocate staying up late every night to watch your favourite athlete, the Olympics might just be that little bit of inspiration you need to help you start that exercise routine.
We know that exercise has many benefits; sleeping better is definitely one of them.
But don’t worry, you don’t have to be an Olympian to feel the benefits of a good night’s sleep!
When our children have sleep issues it can be exhausting, affecting the whole family.
If they don’t get enough sleep, their behaviour and mood can be affected. They may become hyperactive at night leading to drowsiness during the day. Sleep affects children’s ability to learn and function, and helps their bodies fight off illness.
Ultimately, sleep helps children to rest and restore their emotional wellbeing.
Have you ever wondered what your sleep position says about you? It may come as a surprise, but sleep researchers have been studying sleep positions for years and have found a correlation between sleep position and personality.
With exams just around the corner, young people up and down the country are risking peak performance by losing out on vital sleep.
Whether it’s due to pulling all-nighters for exam revision, or having too much screen time, sleep loss can have a huge impact on young people’s health, behaviour, mood, concentration, memory and, ultimately, performance at school.
We look at the effects of not getting enough shut eye and how best to get our teenagers to sleep more.