Category Archives: Sleep education

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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WIN with Sealy: Share your sleep tips for new moms

The mom in this picture looks super relaxed and energised, right? We all know that's not the truth! There's plenty of advice around the Internet on how to get babies to sleep, but this Mother's Day we're putting the focus on new moms. A recent study reveals that parents of new babies miss out on…
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Want to sleep better? You may need to get a dog

The presence of a dog is a powerful stress-buster. If you're struggling to fall asleep each night due to bedtime anxiety, adopting a dog may be all you need to get a better night’s sleep. Here’s how a dog can benefit your sleep. 1. A dog can help you feel more secure Whether you choose…
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South Africans are not good at sleeping!

The results are in from the world's biggest Sleep Census, and for the first time ever we have information specifically about South Africans. 11 381 people from five countries participated in the Sealy Sleep Census, with South Africans making up 24% of the responses. Sadly, the numbers show that South Africans are not sleeping well at…
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Four bedtime mantras for better sleep

Words are powerful. Some go as far as to say they are prophetic. Could the way we choose to speak about ourselves and our lives have a dramatic impact on our lived reality? Could repeating bedtime mantras positively impact how we sleep? It appears it can, and does, and is probably why so many cultures…
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Better sleep means fewer colds this winter

Did you know when you miss out on sleep it's harder for your body to fight off germs? From the common cold to cancer, sleep deprivation weakens your immune system and you become more vulnerable to infections. 1. The Common Cold A study that looked at how long and how well people were sleeping has…
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10 signs that you’re sleep deprived

These are the sneaky signs that you're sleep deprived... and need a nap immediately! 1. You can’t remember your ATM password… or your best friend’s birthday. 2. You're clumsy and find yourself getting into fights with the floor, walls, etc. 3. Your car is never where you parked it after buying groceries. 4. The bags under…
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Could your sleep position be causing you pain?

If you rise each morning with aches and pains, and no chance of singing oh-what-a- glorious-morning, then you may want to look a little closer at your sleep position. Different sleep postures call for differing amounts of support across the body. Take a back-sleeper for example. This posture takes up a large surface area with…
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The Trumps sleep in separate rooms – should you do the same?

Many couples make use of two beds to get a better night’s sleep. But is sleeping in different bedrooms taking it a step too far? US magazine recently reported that President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania rarely share a bedroom, whether living in the same state or not. Whilst the Trump’s sleeping arrangements seem…
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US schools introduce SleepPods: Time-out for teens?

Teens can be stroppy, defiant and emotional. Much like their smaller counterparts, toddlers, they can throw a pretty good tantrum, but with a whole lot more strength behind it. These ‘negative’ behaviours can be attributed to the high-energy, high-sleep needs of their developing brains and bodies. Whilst teens may need more shut-eye (up to 13…
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