Using bunk beds has many advantages that many people don’t think about. One of the main benefits is that they can save a lot of space. If you have a lot of children or live with lots of other family members, there may not be enough bedrooms and enough space for everybody to have their own individual single bed in the room. A set of bunk beds allows two people to sleep in the same space as one person would normally sleep if you were to use single beds.
Waking up in the morning feeling no more refreshed than you did when you went to bed is not a good way to start the day.
Unsurprisingly there are a lot of reasons why this might happen and we’re going to look at some of them here. We’ll look at the obvious, the conventional, and some newer understanding about sleep from sleep specialists.
There are links in the text taking you to further reading if you feel that this might be your reason for waking up tired. Continue reading
Not everyone thinks that napping is a good idea – although it didn’t do Einstein, JF Kennedy and Thomas Edison any harm. So if you want to avoid that sluggish post-nap hangover, here’s our quick guide to getting it right.
Our busy and stressful lives mean that we are often deprived of sleep. We work long ours, socialize until late (or early) and sleep seems dispensable. Sometimes sleep apnea or a partner’s snoring keep us awake. But something’s got to give, and it’s often our health. For more on that, look here.
If you want to nap effectively read on. Continue reading
In the quest for better sleep, you’ve probably tried most of the tips and tricks. Poor quality sleep or insomnia affects 50-70 million people in the US, according to the Centres for Disease Control, and about 1/3 of the population in the UK (source NHS Choices). But knowing you’re not alone isn’t enough. Neither is taking sleeping pills.
On SleepBetterLiveBetter.org we look at 2 schools of thought when it comes to beating insomnia. One is correcting sleep debt by catching up with sleep where you can, so that you get a good amount of sleep overall. The other is the sleep hygiene theory, and that’s what we’re going to look at here. Continue reading
For some people with insomnia, bright light therapy can be very helpful. There are studies showing that in some types of sleep disorder this type of treatment is successful.
In this article we’re going to look at what is bright light therapy, how it’s used and the types of insomnia it works best in. Continue reading
If you get that creepy, twitchy feeling in your legs at night, you may have restless legs syndrome (RLS). It makes you want to get up or jump up and down to relieve the feeling and can disturb sleep, as it often happens in the evening or at bedtime.
That’s what we’re going to look at in this article. Continue reading
Have you suffered with insomnia for a long time? Do you feel tired all the time and find your quality of living is poor because you just don’t have the energy to enjoy it? If the answer’s yes, then you’ve probably done a lot of reading about sleep and how to sleep better, you may have taken sleeping pills and you may feel you’ve reached a dead end.
CBT for insomnia, or CBT-I, is not a new idea, but it is more recently getting a reputation for being a good and reliable long-term cure for insomnia. That’s what we’re going to look at in this article. Continue reading
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If you are having trouble sleeping you may have already visited webpages that talk about natural insomnia cures (like ours here) and/or researched sleeping pills (see this if you haven’t already).
But what if you could eat your way to better sleep? There aren’t many of us who don’t like to eat, so how about it?
In this article we’re going to look at more foods that could improve your sleep. Continue reading
If you’re not a ‘morning person’ (but need to be) and the alarm always goes off way too early, then this article is for you. There are some simple ways to make getting up in the morning a lot easier. Continue reading
Sleepwalking is most common in children aged between 4-8 years and they gradually grow out of the problem. It sometimes happens in adults too, so if you’re the parent or partner of a sleepwalker, then this article is for you.
Sleepwalking is also called somnambulism. Continue reading
Some people often notice a dip in their concentration and activity after lunch or in the early to mid-afternoon. Is this your body telling you that you need a nap? And is napping a good thing to do – won’t it interfere with your night time sleep? Continue reading