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Choosing the right mattress

If you haven’t been sleeping so well of late you might be wondering if a new mattress will make a difference. But how do you know if you need one, and what’s the best type to get?     Many people spend more time considering the colour palette of their bedroom than they do their…

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Should I be concerned about snoring?

Should I be concerned about snoring

Most of us are guilty of snoring at some stage. But is it just an annoying disruption to other people’s sleep, or a sign of something more serious?   How common is snoring? If you snore when you sleep, you’re not alone. It’s estimated that around 40% of men and 30% of women have at…

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Why do we dream?

Why do we dream?

Dreams are something we’ve all experienced, but have you ever wondered why we dream? What are dreams? Quite simply, dreams are stories or images that our brain creates while we are asleep. These stories can range from pleasant and entertaining, to strange and even frightening. Scientists still don’t fully understand dreams — why we dream,…

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Is pain keeping you awake? How to sleep with pain

How to sleep with pain

Trying to sleep with pain can be frustrating and difficult, especially if your pain is ongoing or severe. Types of pain Pain can be caused by a number of things, but it’s usually categorised as being acute or chronic. Acute pain usually comes on suddenly and is caused by something specific. It lasts less than…

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How to get the best winter sleep for you and your family

Sleep well in winter

With the weather turning cooler, it’s time to think about how to get a good night’s sleep during winter.     Your winter sleep changes While cooler months might make it more appealing to head for your bed and snuggle under the covers, for some people sleeping well in winter can be tricky. One reason…

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Common sleep problems in children

Common sleep problems in children

Good sleep is vital for children’s growth, development, immunity, learning and well being which is why sleep problems in children can be concerning for parents. How much sleep do children need? Children need more sleep than adults, but the amount they need decreases with age. Toddlers and pre-schoolers require anywhere between 12 and 13 hours…

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Common sleep problems in the elderly

Common sleep problems in the elderly

Sleep problems in the elderly are quite common with research showing that more than half of adults aged 65 years or over have at least one sleep complaint. Common sleep problems in the elderly Insomnia With more than 50% of elderly people experiencing it, insomnia is the most common sleep disorder. When you find it…

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Exercise and sleep

Exercise and sleep

We all know that exercise is good for us. It helps to control our weight, promotes strong bones and reduces our risk of chronic disease. But did you know that exercise can help you sleep? How does exercise promote good sleep? Studies have shown one of the benefits of regular exercise is better sleep. As…

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Foods to avoid before bed

Foods to avoid before bed | BedGuard

Did you know that what you eat before bed can interfere with your sleep? Sleep plays an important part in our overall health and well being, so if you’re having trouble sleeping well, check out this list of foods to avoid before bed. Foods that prevent you from sleeping well Caffeine Food and drink containing…

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