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One simple step for a more successful 2024

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Setting yourself up for a successful 2024 is more likely if you do one simple thing: prioritise better sleep. This is because sleep affects every area of our lives, from cognitive function and productivity through to emotional well-being, physical health, decision-making, learning, memory, physical performance and stress management. Whether you’re hoping to improve your health, […]

Managing your sleep when you’re burnt out

Managing your sleep when you’re burnt out By Dr Alison Bentley, Restonic Sleep Expert While burnout is mainly caused by work stress, difficulty with getting enough good quality sleep worsens the problem in all three phases of burnout: Before burnout When you already have symptoms of burnout During recovery from burnout Studies show that thinking […]

Is snoring ever normal?

What is insomnia? We look at the symptoms, causes and types of insomnia, plus what to do if you think you are suffering from this condition.

What is Insomnia?

What is insomnia? We look at the symptoms, causes and types of insomnia, plus what to do if you think you are suffering from this condition.

The destructive relationship between pain and sleep

By Dr Alison Bentley, Restonic Sleep Expert The relationship between sleep and pain has been studied extensively. Not surprisingly, people who have pain often find it challenging to get enough sleep – in one survey, nearly half of patients with a pain condition complain of insomnia. Insomnia simply means not being able to get enough […]

Wearing socks to bed – yes or no?

By Dr Alison Bentley, Restonic Sleep Expert Love it or hate it, wearing socks to bed inspires surprisingly strong emotions in people. Some say it’s off-putting, unattractive or claustrophobic. Others swear by it, citing warmth, comfort and improved ease of falling asleep. Interestingly, the American Apparel and Footwear Association (AAFA) found that while just over […]

What is normal sleep

By Dr Alison Bentley, Restonic Sleep Expert What is normal sleep?” It’s not a strange question really. But while books and Google insist that normal sleep is 7-8 hours long, in one go from 10pm to 6am, how many of us actually sleep like that? I find that people whose sleep differs from this ideal […]

How do we fall asleep?

By Dr Alison Bentley, Restonic Sleep Expert Falling asleep can be the easiest thing to do. Or the hardest. Good sleepers can’t tell you how they fall asleep – they simply go to bed, lie down, switch off the light and fall asleep. But, for poor sleepers, it’s a different story. And it can also […]

Caffeine and sleep – what you need to know

caffeine and sleep

Caffeine and sleep – what you need to know Coffee is part of the daily ritual for millions of people around the world. But does the caffeine in your favourite hot drink (or cold drink, for that matter) interfere with your sleep? We look at the science. Caffeine occurs naturally in coffee beans, as well […]

Back-to-school: Healthy sleep for kids

Back-to-school healthy sleep for kids

Back-to-school: healthy sleep for kids As children prepare to go back to school this year, it will mean readjusting to regular routines. It’s important for kids to get enough sleep to stay healthy and to perform well in class. According to the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, the amount of sleep needed varies by a […]