Category Archives: Sleep

Are you a morning person? Take the quiz to find out

In our previous blog (Are you an Early Bird or a Night Owl?), we looked at how night owls fare in an early bird world, but it seems that many of you are still not quite sure which category you fall into. I would consider myself a morning person, but those close to me would…
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Nap-Ersize: A gym class where you sleep for 45 minutes

Don’t fancy yourself much of a gym-bunny? Well you may need to give it a serious rethink after you hear about a new class offered by a UK-based gym, the David Lloyd Club. The organizers call it “Nap-Ercise” and claim that the class will “reinvigorate the mind, improve moods, and even burn the odd calorie.”…
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Reader-approved sleep tips for Mombies

We asked for your best sleep tips for new moms and ‘woah baby’ you gave us some great ones! Here are the five top tips that could help Mombies that elusive sleep they're after. 1. ‘Sleep when baby sleeps’ – Submitted by Charmaine Priviledge Mahoya By far the most popular advice, this little pearl of…
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Katy Perry knows a thing or two about napping

Google "Katy Perry napping" and you will find a bunch of articles, including pictures of her napping in a hammock, catching a few zzzzs with her cat Kitty Purry, and most recently, dressed in her PJs and fully prepared for a nap for the flight to the One Love Manchester Concert. Katy P is a dedicated…
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Sleep well in the same bed

Whilst some choose to sleep in separate bedrooms, others choose a less rigid solution to their sleep differences. Sleeping well in the same bed as your partner is no longer a pie-in-the-sky dream, it is a Sealy reality. Option 1: Buy one mattress with posture pockets Imagine a mattress that limits partner disturbance by using…
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Socks in bed: Yes or no?

Wearing bed socks is a divisive topic: You either love or hate the idea. Warm feet, happy sleep Wearing socks to bed may help you to fall asleep faster. If you’re one of the many that suffer from cold hands and feet that delay you falling asleep then socks are for you. The National Sleep…
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Firm, plush or somewhere in between?

Let’s take the mystery out of buying the right bed. Below are the basic ‘rules’ when trying to find a mattress you love. Buy a firm mattress if you: • Are a back sleeper • Weigh 100kg or more • Have little or no joint pain Buy a plush mattress if you: • Are a…
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Are you an early bird or a night owl?

Early birds sleep when the sun goes down and rise when the sun comes up. On the other hand, the night owl appears to be ‘out of sync’ with the earth’s biorhythms and if left to choose would sleep from around 2am until 10am each day. The bad news for night owls is that they…
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Sleep is Netflix’s biggest competitor

Whilst most South Africans would probably describe Netflix's biggest competitor as DSTV’s ShowMax, Netflix Chief Executive, Reed Hastings, has declared that their addictive programming leaves them competing against sleep rather than any other entertainment alternative. Hastings sees the eight hours per day that that their viewers should be dedicating to sleep as their greatest competitor. “You…
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