Category Archives: Sleep

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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Could that weekend lie in help you live longer?

It has previously been shown that ‘binge sleeping’ or sleeping in on the weekends cannot erase a sleep debt that you acquired through the work week. Fast forward to 2018 and a massive sleep science debate is raging as new research has shown conflicting results. Researchers studied 43 000 participants and found that: getting more sleep,…
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Take a peek at the sleep forecast for 2018

Last year, we all did our best to buy into the Clean Sleep trend. This was a good trend- it highlighted the importance of good, uninterrupted sleep that lasted 8 hours every night. Research papers examined the health benefits (there are many!); consumers downloaded apps to track their sleep data (this made us anxious) and…
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Nokia Sleep could change how you feel about sleep

Nokia Sleep is a Wi-Fi enabled pad that fits under your mattress. It has multiple sensors to detect and record your: sleep cycles sleep duration sleep interruptions sleep phases (including light, REM and non-REM sleep) and snoring Each morning it provides you with an individualized Sleep Score to indicate the quantity and quality of your…
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What is the right amount of sleep for me?

You may have heard that you need to sleep 8 hours a night, however, it turns out that there is actually no magic number. The amount of sleep you need varies a lot from person to person. When it comes to figuring out how much sleep you need, Sleep Expert Dr Neil Stanley told the…
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How to get your sleep back after a traumatic experience

South Africa’s crime rates mean that for many of our citizens getting a good night’s sleep is not as simple as it may be for others. The threat of crime as well as the nervous system changes that happen after a traumatic event can become barriers to getting good sleep. When the nervous system is…
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