Sleep

Sleep

Sleep is an important part of our everyday life and essential for a long and healthy life. We spend about a third of our time doing it, and having the right quality, duration and at the right time is as essential for our wellbeing as food and water. The NHS estimates that “one in 3 of us suffers from poor sleep, with stress, computers and taking work home often blamed.”

Whilst many of us would recognise the hallmarks of a bad night’s sleep as causing tiredness and an increase in irritability, or rather as my wife says, grumpiness; the impact of poor sleep on an ongoing basis could be much worse. It could lead to several medical conditions, including obesity, heart disease and diabetes and possible even shorten your life expectancy.

TheBoldAge editors have pulled together a number of curated articles and resources from earlier weekly editions, that may help you enjoy regular and better sleep.

TROUBLE SLEEPING IN HOT WEATHER? HERE ARE 7 EXPERT-BACKED TIPS TO TRYLiz Connor - 2020-06-11
TheBoldAge investigates: Prepare yourself for the warmer nights ahead with these essential hot weather hacks,
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DENMARK HAS THE BEST WORK-LIFE BALANCE IN EUROPE: 5 THINGS YOU CAN DO TO BE MORE LIKE THE DANESPrudence W - 2020-05-27
During lockdown we have heard a lot about Denmark. We take a look at some wellbeing tips inspired by the Scandinavian country for how to get the perfect balance.
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8 THINGS YOU DO EVERY DAY THAT YOU DO NOT REALISE ARE GOOD FOR YOULaura Dennison - 2020-05-25
Walk, sleep, relax, repeat.
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INSPIRED TO GET ON YOUR BIKE? 5 AMAZING WAYS CYCLING CAN BOOST HEALTH AND WELLBEINGLiz Connor - 2020-05-19
From feeling happier to protecting your heart, TheBoldAge spins through the benefits of biking.
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5 THINGS A SLEEP EXPERT DOESN’T WANT YOU TO DO BEFORE BEDTIMELisa Salmon - 2020-05-09
TheBoldAge talks to sleep expert Professor Jason Ellis, who outlines what you should avoid before bedtime to help you get a good night’s kip.
STRUGGLING TO SLEEP? 6 WAYS TO RELIEVE INSOMNIA NATURALLYLiz Connor - 2020-04-08
Poor sleep is bad news for our moods and health. Liz Connor asks experts for their top tips – without having to reach for sleeping pills.