People are smiling, decorations are going up, there’s a magical tingle of excitement in the air…
It’s the most wonderful time of the year!
No, we don’t mean Christmas…
We’re talking about…BLACK FRIDAY!Read More
Summer is finally here which means long, hot days and (for some) longer, sleepless nights. It is recommended that the optimum room temperature for sleep is around 16degrees Celsius, so if you find your sleep patterns are being affected by the summer heat, worry not as there are plenty of ways you can make sure you keep cool at night and get the zzz’s you need.Read More
Sleep has been the subject of many scientific studies over the years, and the general consensus is that a good diet, plenty of exercise and a reduction in stress can help most people get a better night’s sleep. But is it as simple as that?Read More
What is snoring? If you share a bedroom with a snoring partner (or pet!), chances are you already know what snoring is. For the blissfully unaware, snoring is the sound made by vibrations in the soft palate and tissues of the mouth, nose and throat. When the upper airway is partially blocked, this sound is amplified to varying degrees. The British Snoring & Sleep Apnea Association estimates that at least 41.5% of the adult population snore, which equates to around 15 million people.
If you lie awake night after night, staring at the walls while your mind races through a billion different subjects, take solace in that fact that you are not alone. Studies have shown that more than half of adults in the UK struggle with sleep and as many as 36% suffer with chronic insomnia. Nearly 85% of insomnia sufferers report low energy levels and poor concentration, which in turn impacts overall health and well-being. Insomnia is now the most reported mental health complaint in the UK, sufferers complaining of a vicious cycle of poor sleep, anxiety about poor sleep and unhelpful behaviours developed because of it.
With snoring affecting over 40% of the UK population, it’s important to know whether the problem is caused by sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is a potentially serious disorder which repeatedly interrupts breathing during sleep, meaning that the brain and body do not get enough oxygen during the night. People affected by sleep apnea frequently have low energy, morning headaches and nocturnal urination, so if you think you may be experiencing the symptoms of this disorder it is best to make an appointment with your GP.