Category Archives: Sleep

How sleep makes women even more fabulous

Celebrating Women: Women’s Month Whether you find yourself working at home, working out in the gym or working like a boss- sleep will help you perform at your best. In our last blog post, we looked at a comment by Arianna Huffington that declared women's sleep 'the next feminist issue', arguing that lack of sleep affects…
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Gender differences and sleep

Women and men think differently. This fact is well-established. What is less well-known is that men and women have different sleep needs and react differently to sleep-deprivation. Let’s look at some research regarding these statements. Women need more sleep than men the same age. The theory behind this is that women use more areas of…
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Sleep like a world class leader

Sleep is critical for success. And the top leaders know it. In a recent assessment of 35 000 top leaders, the Harvard Business Review found that good leaders prioritise good sleep. On the contrary, they found that non-executive leaders (or the middle men) are reported to gather a mere 5-7 hours of sleep per evening. What…
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Does your child need their own mattress?

Whether your child has started out sleeping in their own cot or co-sleeping in your bed, there will come a time when they need their very own ‘big girl’ or ‘big boy’ bed. Many parents are tempted to buy the cheapest, throw-away mattress available as they predict that their kids will: Wet their bed Spill tea/juice/milk on…
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4 Tips To Help You Sleep better With Your Pets

There are many benefits to sleeping with your furry friend and sharing your bedroom with a pet does not mean you are destined to sleep badly. Whilst a study from 2002 showed that 56 per cent of pet owners’ sleep was disrupted nightly to some extent by their pets thanks to snoring, wandering, whimpering and the…
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Could light-emitting glasses help you reach peak performance?

The latest in sleep technology weighs only 75 grams and is fully transportable and rechargable. The Re-Timer glasses emit a blue-green light that is reported to fight fatigue. The glasses were designed in Australia and have been introduced to the world by Sports Scientist, Dr Craig Duncan . The aim of the light therapy technology…
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How much sleep could you lose to the FIFA World Cup?

Soccer fans have no choice but to watch each and every world cup match - after all the FIFA World Cup only comes around every four years. In the space of one month there has been a massive 48 matches in the first round, four quarter finals, two semi-finals and of course the final coming up.…
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Could sleeping better mean living happily ever after?

Whether you are the cause of your bad sleep (snorers and night owls raise your hands here) or your partner is the cause of your sleep deprivation (lovers of the insomniac population we feel ya’), you all need to find some good sleep right now. Poor sleep is directly linked to poor inter-personal skills –…
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Sleep deprivation can make your skin age faster

Most of us look a lot less beautiful after a bad night - puffy eyes, dark rings, break -outs and irritable skin. But does regular poor sleep quality equal permanent and premature ageing? In a new study commissioned by Estee Lauder and conducted by physician-scientists at University Hospitals (UH) Case Medical Center it was found that…
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