Category Archives: Sleep education

Presenteeism – Worse than simply calling in sick?

Do you go to work, even when you're feeling exhausted or ill, or you're preoccupied with personal issues? This is called "presenteeism" - when you're at work but you're not very productive while you're there. The Harvard Business Review reported: “Presenteeism isn’t about malingering (pretending to be ill to avoid work duties) or goofing off…
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5 ways sleep impacts an athlete’s performance

Sleeping the right amount at the right time is essential to ensure long-term success as an athlete. This is how good sleep improves your athletic performance: 1. Athletes need time to repair their muscles. Growing children and adolescents who have adequate sleep are less prone to injury. 2. Lack of sleep can make a person…
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Sleep deprivation causes the brain to eat itself – for real!

How does the brain respond to poor sleep habits? It literally eats itself. To put it simply, when you're well-rested, your brain gets busy repairing itself, and part of that is dumping unnecessary data. When you're tired, your brain can't decide what is "unnecessary" and what isn't - so it dumps it all. New research outlines exactly…
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How to overcome sleep inertia

Sleep inertia: Insane grogginess upon attempting to wake, often accompanied by the knowledge that the act of waking up would prove far worse than the being late for work. If you struggle to wake up, you are not alone. Many not-morning-people find their mornings do not go to plan, every morning. Read more about it,…
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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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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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