Category Archives: Sleep

Should you take your shoes into your bedroom?

  In many homes, shoes can be found abandoned in almost every room, including the bedroom. However, removing shoes before entering a home appears to be gaining a following once again. There are three main reasons that people chose not to have shoes in their homes: spiritual reasons- to avoid shoes carrying in bad energy…
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Get fitter, sleep more

Could those who sleep longer, actually become fitter? This is an interesting question as it challenges what we know about most gym buffs – that they train for long hours both before and after dark. Is it truly necessary to rise-and-shine at 4am to get fitter? Or could lying-in actually be a step towards, rather…
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How to have less nightmares

Nightmares are truly terrifying. Our bodies do not distinguish between what we are dreaming and what is real and so waking after a nightmare can leave us with our heart racing and our bed sheets wet with sweat. A few of us may even be prone to a throwing a few punches or kicks (whilst…
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Do kids really grow when they sleep?

I want to be taller – can sleep help me grow? - Sophie Age 6 It is indeed during deep sleep that growth hormone does its job. Growth hormone is made and released from the pituitary gland in our mid-brains and is very important for, you guessed it, growth. During deep sleep states, when your…
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Why trauma will tire you out

Last month we looked at what happens to your body after a traumatic experience. What we uncovered was a chemical cascade that led to post-traumatic hyper-arousal and post-traumatic hyper-vigilance.  Both of these states are appropriate immediately after a trauma as they are required to ensure survival. Post-traumatic hyper-arousal is a description of a stress response…
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10 Things to try when you just 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. What was significant is that most of these things have been featured on our Sealy blog over the years. Here are 10 sleepiest (and easiest!) things you can do before bedtime (and many helpful links…
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Sleep with better rhythm and less blues

“Join the Sleep World, Preserve Your Rhythms to Enjoy Life”. World Sleep Day, which happens this year on the 16th March 2018 is a day that encourages us all to achieve a reinvigorating night’s sleep by monitoring our bodies’ response to its natural rhythms – and one of the fundamental ingredients is a comfortable and supportive…
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How to fight Social Jetlag

In our blog ‘Could you die from Social Jetlag’ we unpacked how social jetlag causes negative health outcomes such as obesity, diabetes and heart disease. If you know that your sleep is out of sync then here are some strategies that you should consider: Catch up sleep over weekends - >> >> Sleeping-in on weekends…
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Could you die from Social Jetlag?

In 2012, Till Roenneberg, PhD, a professor at the Institute of Medical Psychology at the University of Munich coined the term “social jetlag” to describe the sleep debt that people face whose sleep schedules do not fit into the socially-typical norms. Social jetlag has also been described as “the discrepancy between work and free days,…
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