Thursday, 2 October 2014

Over to You: Your Best Sleep Suggestions!

Sleeptember is over! The Sleep Council have once again run a fantastic campaign and done great work to make people aware of the benefits of a good night’s sleep!

But it seems a lot of you are already very clued up on how to achieve that! For our Sleeptember competition, we asked our Facebook fans to give us their best tip on how to sleep well. Responses ranged from tried-and-tested methods to new ideas that just went to show that every individual is different. We’ve pooled together some of the best suggestions — maybe you’ll find something that helps you!


Tuesday, 30 September 2014

10 Ways to Beat Sleep Procrastination

Sleeptember is drawing to an end! We hope you’ve enjoyed our blog posts and found our advice and information useful. We’ve got one more for you as we head into October!

Hopefully you now know why sleep is so important, and you’ve got the mattress and pillows for optimum comfort. But sometimes, even though you know it’s essential, and even though your bed is cosy and welcoming, you find it difficult to actually go to bed.

Many of us suffer from “sleep procrastination”, finding it hard to make ourselves go to bed despite being tired. We stay up working, chatting, and watching TV, and the next morning we promise ourselves we won’t make the same mistake that night, only to repeat the process all over again.


So how do you break the cycle? Here are some tips to better manage your time and your sleep environment so that you can get to bed on time!

Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Quick Tips For Autumn Nights

Autumn is officially here! Some would say it’s been creeping in for a few weeks now, but as we move out of September and into the last quarter of 2014, we’re starting to deal with nights that are coldish but not quite thick-socks-and-hot-water-bottles weather. Rather than your night being disrupted because you can’t figure out whether you’re too hot or too cold, here are some things you can try during this middling sort of weather.


Thursday, 18 September 2014

10 Tips for Testing Mattresses

The Sleep Council continues with its Sleeptember sleep awareness campaign, and we continue bringing you information about how you can get a better night’s sleep! Your mattress is obviously very important to how well you sleep, and you need to make sure you have one that suits you as an individual. But do you know how to test out a potential purchase? Our staff are always happy to help, but here are some things you should keep in mind:


Friday, 12 September 2014

How to Pick the Perfect Pillow!

It’s very important to have the right kind of mattress for your sleeping style, but did you know that having the right pillow is just as important? The type and number of pillows you’ll need differs depending on whether you’re a back, side or stomach sleeper, and getting pillows that are comfortable for you will dramatically affect how well you sleep. You can also use pillows to support areas like your lower back as well as your head and neck.


Wednesday, 3 September 2014

10 Benefits of a Good Night's Sleep

Happy “Sleeptember”! The Sleep Council is running their fantastic sleep awareness campaign again this month, and we’re happy to get on board and share our knowledge of how to achieve a great night’s sleep with you!


Why is sleep so vital? It’s about more than just making sure you don’t feel tired — it may seem like your body more or less shuts down, but actually there are a whole lot of important processes going on, and they need sleep to work properly. Here are just 10 of the ways in which sleep benefits you.

Monday, 1 September 2014

Happy Sleeptember!

September! Time of leaves turning, chestnuts roasting, and the first reappearance of cosy jumpers. For The Sleep Council, it’s also time to raise awareness about the importance of sleep, as they run their “Sleeptember” campaign once again.


They’ll be challenging people to sleep better throughout September, and we’re going to be writing about how to do that, explaining exactly why sleep is so important, telling you how to test a mattress, and much more! Keep your eyes peeled for lots of helpful advice over the next month!