If you’ve ever tried to sleep while your legs have the irresistible urge to move, you may have restless legs syndrome (RLS). It is estimated that 1 in 10 people in the UK suffers from the disorder, which can interrupt rest and disturb sleeping patterns.
REM (rapid eye movement) sleep is one of the most important of the stages of sleep. If this sleep stage is disturbed, even for one night, it can throw the body’s whole circadian rhythm off-kilter, causing grogginess and an inability to concentrate.
Studies have proved that practising mindful meditation not only helps to fight insomnia but actually improves the quality of your sleep...
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.
Almost everyone will have heard that counting sheep is a good way to fall asleep. But is it genuinely good advice or simply an old wives’ tale?
It has long been common knowledge that two of the most important factors in good health are regular exercise and the maintenance of a healthy diet. But did you know the quality of your sleep can have a big impact on the outcome of your hard work?