Category Archives: Sleep

Lack of sleep will make you feel lonelier

In a study published on 14 August 2018, researchers Eti Ben Simon and Matthew P Walker unveiled four interesting connections between sleep and loneliness. In this blog we examine the first two connections that their research unveiled. Firstly, it appears that a lack of sleep makes people feel lonelier than they would if they had…
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When is the best time to wake up so that I can be at my best?

Can you imagine a life where you did not have to wake up at any given time? Where your waking would be based purely on our body’s needs not on your adult responsibilities? In this blog we examine the debate surrounding what the best time to wake up really is. Here are the two leading theories…
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Beat Your Alarm Clock

With sleep trending and a good night’s sleep being the hallmark of a good life, it is no wonder that the ultimate sleep goal has become waking up when your body wants to, not when your body has to. Yes, waking up before your alarm wakes you is an actual #sleepgoal. As an alarm-clock detester…
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How to start eating for energy

Rest is recovery and food is fuel so if you are looking to have more energy there is no greater combination than good sleep and good nutrition. Whilst there are many conflicting ideologies when it comes to nutrition and weight-loss there is actually much consensus amongst sleep scientists when it comes to eating for sustained…
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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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