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Why a good mattress is crucial for your sleep

Authored by Kyle

There are many mattresses available in the UK which is great for us to choose from but at the same time, we are bamboozled by which mattress would actually suit us best. Back pain and stress are common causes due to a badly chosen mattress. A good mattress is proven to make a positive difference however if you have the wrong mattress for your body type or even the right mattress which has...

Five top tips to sleep when it’s cold

Authored by Mike Page

The winter months are firmly upon us; the days are shorter, and the temperature has dropped. But, is the colder weather having an impact on your sleep? Are you struggling to drift off or waking up feeling chilly? If so, don’t fear. Holly Housby, sleep expert from Sealy UK , is here to help with her top tips for sleeping when it’s cold.

  • Take a bath.
  • Not just relaxing,...

    Sleep deprived South West struggles to #SleepHappy

    Authored by Mary

    The clocks sprung forward this weekend, resulting in the loss of another precious hour of sleep.

    But it’s not just one hour of sleep that we’re losing. A new sleep study from New Febreze Sleep Serenity shows that on at least three different nights each week, the average person in the South West loses one hour and 48 minutes of shut eye while struggling to nod off – that’s five hours...