Phone for free 0800 024 1122 0800 024 1122

9am - 6pm - Mon - Fri

Your Basket
0 items - £0.00
Ergoflex - Memory Foam Mattresses
Buy Ergoflex Mattresses in Europe Buy Ergoflex Mattresses in Australia Buy Ergoflex Mattresses in USA

Sleep in the News - Week beginning April 13th 2015

By Steven Willis   |   Posted in Sleep Research   |   Friday 17th April 2015

Sleep in the News - Week beginning April 13th 2015

Week beginning April 13th
Let's see where sleep has made the news this week.

 

Sleep apnoea 'linked to memory loss' (BBC News)

sleep in the news

Another week, another study into sleep and memory, this time looking at the link between the sleep disorder obstructive sleep apnoea and memory loss.

 

Spotify’s top 20 songs to help you sleep: we put them to the test (The Guardian)

The Guardian takes a look at Spotify’s ‘most popular songs’ for sleep, and puts the playlist through its paces. Spoiler alert: there’s a lot of Ed Sheeran here.

 

Toddlers’ sleep problems tied to behavior issues later (Reuters)

An interesting study that finds behavioural and emotional problems could be more prevalent in toddlers who regularly sleep less than 10 hours per night.

 

Are YOU exhausted? From perfectionism to a lack of protein - and even too MUCH coffee - we reveal the seven surprising reasons you might be lacking in energy (Daily Mail)
The Mail looks at some unexpected culprits behind tiredness.

 

Evelina London children's hospital develops app to solve sleep problems (Techworld.com)

An innovative new app aims to offer parents an insight into their child’s sleep patterns, with personalised data making it easier to spot and treat any potential problems.



Child sleep frustrations driving parents to tears… and to drive! Survey reveals the extent of bedtime battles

Thursday 16th April 2015

Child sleep frustrations driving parents to tears… and to drive! Survey reveals the extent of bedtime battles

Our latest UK sleep survey took on the thorny topic of child sleep routines, and revealed that parents often go to extraordinary lengths to get their little ones to sleep, that bedtime battles are an alarmingly regular event, and that the sleep deprivation-fuelled stress of the situation can bring everyone to tears – including the adults!

Category: Sleep Research

Read full: Child sleep frustrations driving parents to tears… and to drive! Survey reveals the extent of bedtime battles

Why It's Totally Natural for Teenagers to Be Sleepyheads – Parents Take Note!

Monday 13th April 2015

Why It's Totally Natural for Teenagers to Be Sleepyheads – Parents Take Note!

Teens and students are often victims of the spending-all-day-in-bed stereotype, and parents don’t need reminding how long a teenager can sleep for - but the surprising reality is that they do need more sleep than adults – it’s in their DNA, and it’s perfectly natural. 

Category: Sleep Research

Read full: Why It's Totally Natural for Teenagers to Be Sleepyheads – Parents Take Note!

Sleep in the News - Week beginning April 6th 2015

Friday 10th April 2015

Sleep in the News - Week beginning April 6th 2015

Week beginning April 6th 2015

Let's take a look at where sleep is appearing in the news this week.

 

Category: Industry News

Read full: Sleep in the News - Week beginning April 6th 2015

How Moving House can Devastate your Sleep – Stress tops the poll of moving-related sleep-woes

Thursday 9th April 2015

How Moving House can Devastate your Sleep – Stress tops the poll of moving-related sleep-woes

Our latest survey into the sleep habits of the nation looked at how the process of moving house can impact upon sleep quality, revealing that the upheaval and stress of the situation can lead to an alarming loss of sleep in the short term. Of the 2,531 participants in our poll, some 74% said that their sleep patterns had been negatively affected by moving, making it an overwhelmingly common issue. Of those who suffered sleep loss, the average nightly disruption was a massive 3 hours and 59 minutes, lasting for 11 days – totalling 44.8 hours of lost sleep - more than enough to constitute chronic sleep deprivation. Considering the effects of such severe sleep deprivation perhaps it’s not surprising that 49% of respondents said that they never wanted to move house again!

When it came to specific reasons behind the sleep loss after moving house, the top five responses were;

  1. Stress – 49%
  2. Unfamiliar surroundings – 45%
  3. Noise pollution in new area – 36%
  4. Adjusting to living with partner / housemates – 28%
  5. Adapting to new bed / mattress – 15%

Category: Sleep Research

Read full: How Moving House can Devastate your Sleep – Stress tops the poll of moving-related sleep-woes

Sleeping with Hay Fever: Tips to Sleep Easier During Allergy Season

Thursday 9th April 2015

Sleeping with Hay Fever: Tips to Sleep Easier During Allergy Season

Spring is in the air and the weather is starting to get warmer – hallelujah! But the enthusiasm isn’t shared by everyone – some look at the spring and summer months with a certain sense of dread. Hay fever affects roughly one in four people in the UK, and is an allergy with no real cure. One area that is significantly affected by hay fever is sleep, and the endless sneezing and nose blowing brings with it many sleepless nights. 

Category: Sleep Research

Read full: Sleeping with Hay Fever: Tips to Sleep Easier During Allergy Season

Can You Learn in Your Sleep?

Tuesday 31st March 2015

Can You Learn in Your Sleep?

You’ll spend one third of your entire life sleeping. That’s an incredible amount of time to be asleep, and although that time is absolutely vital to your health and well-being, just imagine how useful being able to learn new things would be whilst you lay there oblivious to the world - imagine waking up and being able to speak a completely new language, or being able to recite a Shakespeare play from memory. The ability to broaden our knowledge during sleep has appealed to academics for a very long time, but it does seem like an implausible concept at first sight. Just how aware is our brain as we sleep, and would it be at all possible to learn new things subconsciously through the night?

Category: Sleep Research

Read full: Can You Learn in Your Sleep?

The Coffee Conundrum: Would We Be Better off without Caffeine?

Wednesday 25th March 2015

The Coffee Conundrum: Would We Be Better off without Caffeine?

It’s hard to know what to believe online when it comes to the health implications of what we consume. One week red meat is good for you, the next, don’t even go near it. The same can be said about coffee, and the debate is quite strongly argued: some are very protective of their coffee, seeing it as the precious elixir that keeps their lives together, whereas to others, it’s a disgusting and over-relied upon concoction that symbolises the needlessly fast-paced high-stressed lifestyles that so many people now live. But what are the facts? Would it be healthier if we stopped drinking coffee and/or caffeine altogether?

Category: Sleep Research

Read full: The Coffee Conundrum: Would We Be Better off without Caffeine?

Sleep in the News - Week beginning March 16th 2015

Friday 20th March 2015

Sleep in the News - Week beginning March 16th 2015

Week beginning March 16th 2015

Let’s take a look at where sleep has been appearing in the news around the world this week;

Category: Industry News

Read full: Sleep in the News - Week beginning March 16th 2015

5 Terrifying Sleep Disorders You Won't Believe Exist

Thursday 19th March 2015

5 Terrifying Sleep Disorders You Won't Believe Exist

Good sleep can be wonderful – there aren’t too many feelings better than when your head hits the pillow, with the peace of mind that for the next eight or so hours, nothing can get in the way of your well-deserved shut eye. But what’s surprising is that many aspects of sleep still baffle the medical world, and the world of sleep is such a complicated phenomenon that when things go wrong, they can go very wrong and sometimes in crazy ways. For some, sleep can bring with it some terrifying experiences - let’s take a look at some of the rarest and most unbelievable sleep disorders…

Category: Sleep Research

Read full: 5 Terrifying Sleep Disorders You Won't Believe Exist

Traveller Sleep Tips – Staying Fresh on Your Travels

Wednesday 18th March 2015

Traveller Sleep Tips – Staying Fresh on Your Travels

It’s about that time of year when many of us start to look forward to holidays, travelling to new places and experiencing something different to our day-to-day lives. Wherever you’re going and however you’re getting there, you’ll need good sleep to make the most of your experience. However, sleep doesn’t always make the list of priorities when travelling, with plans, activities and often the sheer excitement of the trip taking over.

So, with that in mind, here are some tips to get the sleep you need while travelling;

Category: Sleep Research

Read full: Traveller Sleep Tips – Staying Fresh on Your Travels

Tough at the Top? How Sleep Varies Between Junior Staff and Senior Management - Survey

Tuesday 17th March 2015

Tough at the Top? How Sleep Varies Between Junior Staff and Senior Management - Survey

Our latest investigation into the nation’s sleep took a look into the world of work, and particularly how those at opposite ends of the seniority scale approached their sleep. The assumption that younger, junior staff members would be ‘burning the candle at both ends’ while senior management figures prioritised the importance of sleep was rather turned on its head, with some intriguing findings. We found that those just starting out in work were well aware of how regular good sleep could help them climb the employment ladder, while those who’d already scaled the corporate heights had somewhat sacrificed the idea of a good night’s sleep and were suffering as a result.workplace

From a survey base of 2,186 UK respondents aged 18 and over, with a near 50/50 split of those in junior or senior roles, we found that junior employees managed an average of 8 hours and 11 minutes sleep per night, while senior figures achieved just 5 hours and 56 minutes on average. This remarkable gap in sleep duration would surely have an impact on work productivity, which was something that we sought to find out.

Category: Ergo Flex News

Read full: Tough at the Top? How Sleep Varies Between Junior Staff and Senior Management - Survey

Sleeping Pills: Everything You Need to Know

Monday 16th March 2015

Sleeping Pills: Everything You Need to Know

Over 10 million prescriptions for sleeping pills are given every single year in England alone, and one in ten of us regularly take a form of sleep medication. It’s a massive industry, and the popularity of the sleeping pill is no-doubt owed to the fact that so many people fail to prioritise their sleeping habits - the UK’s total sleep debt adds up to over 378 million hours per week. Sleep debt refers to the amount of sleep needed and the amount we’re actually getting, and a deficit of 378 million hours in a single week is very worrying are sleeping pills a realistic option to tackling this debt?

Category: Sleep Research

Read full: Sleeping Pills: Everything You Need to Know

Sleep Overindulgence: Why Your Weekend Lie-in Does More Harm than Good

Wednesday 11th March 2015

Sleep Overindulgence: Why Your Weekend Lie-in Does More Harm than Good

A lot of the content on the Ergoflex blog focuses on the dangers of lack of sleep, and the various ways that sleeping too little can negatively affect your health and well-being. And rightly so, there is a whole host of evidence proving this fact, but what about the other end of the scale? Can sleeping too much be bad for you, or even as bad as sleep deprivation?

Category: Sleep Research

Read full: Sleep Overindulgence: Why Your Weekend Lie-in Does More Harm than Good

Space PJs! Vertical Sleeping Bags! Sleep Pods! The Weird World of Astronaut Sleep

Friday 6th March 2015

Space PJs! Vertical Sleeping Bags! Sleep Pods!  The Weird World of Astronaut Sleep

astronaut sleep

Sleeping in space presents a whole new set of challenges compared to what we’re used to here on the ground, and it’s fascinating to see how the issue has been tackled over the decades.

Category: Sleep Research

Read full: Space PJs! Vertical Sleeping Bags! Sleep Pods! The Weird World of Astronaut Sleep

Page 1 of 50    |    Older >    |   



Why wait? Enjoy as early as tomorrow!

Copyright © Ergoflex® 2015
Ergoflex Limited: 2 Maling Court, Union Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE2 1BP. Registered in England
Company registration number: 6187613. VAT number: 917666001
Feefo Gold Trusted Merchant  Backcare Verisign Secured by SagePay

Ergoflex on Facebook Ergoflex on Twitter Ergoflex on Google+ Ergoflex on YouTube Ergoflex Blog RSS Feed

Sitemap | Resources | Reviews | Sleepcentre | Also available in: Ergoflex around the world

Back to the top