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The Definitive Guide to White Noise and Sleep

Some people are lucky, they can sleep through a tornado, but most of us struggle to fall asleep in a noisy environment. So what do you do if your neighbour’s dog insists on barking all night or traffic noise keeps you awake? If that’s the case you might want to consider trying out white noise. […]

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Why Do We Yawn?

Yawning is such a common, everyday phenomenon that we scarcely pay any attention to it. Although most people put it down to tiredness or boredom, the truth is far more complex and mysterious. Common beliefs about yawning In 1986, Dr Robert R Provine (a world authority on yawning research) stated “at present, yawning may have the dubious distinction […]

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The Beginners Guide To Sleep Deprivation and Torture

When was the last time you pulled an all nighter? Whether you were partying, working, or maybe it was your newborn baby keeping you awake – chances are you felt pretty messed up the day afterward. Now imagine being forced to stay up for a whole week, without any food, chained by the wrists and […]

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7 Truly Bizarre Sleep Disorders That Are Stranger Than Fiction

Here at Sleep Junkies we’re never surprised to learn how strange the realm of sleep can be. So we’ve dug deep to bring you our top 7 bizarre sleep disorders. From exploding heads to sudden deaths in the night, once you find out about these rare and unusual conditions you’ll never complain about your insomnia […]

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The 33 Biggest Sleep Myths Finally Debunked Once And For All

For a topic that’s been studied for over 2500 years, we still know surprisingly little about the reasons, causes and effects of sleep. It’s only in the last century that scientists have started to delve into the physiology of our non-waking lives. In 1928 the electroencephalogram (EEG) was first used to record brain activity during sleep. More […]

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5 ways to make sure your child gets a good night’s sleep

Getting your kids to go to sleep can be a lot easier said than done. Particularly important during school term time, sleep is vital to the well being and performance of children. Countless studies have shown that those children who get the recommended 7-9 hours of sleep per night are much more likely to perform […]

Sleeping on the move: a survival guide for travellers

We’ve all been there: waking up as the bus or train pulls into the station, slowly straightening out our necks and sensing a sore, creeping twinge that will stay there all day, and opening our dry, droopy, barely-rested eyes, hoping that there will be enough coffee in this city to get us through another day […]

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Choosing pillows and blankets for a better night’s sleep

Considering we spend a third of our lives in bed, it’s important to try and do everything you can to ensure a comfortable, healthy night’s sleep. There are a surprising number of options these days when it comes to choosing pillows and blankets. So read on to find out which are the best options to […]

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5 ways to make getting out of bed easier during cold winter mornings

Winter is dreary and cold and unpleasant isn’t it? Dark mornings can make getting up for work much harder than usual, and staying snuggled under the duvet is often a very inviting prospect. But sadly we aren’t dormice, and we can’t hibernate through winter. Instead why not try some of these tips to make getting […]

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7 unconventional ways to stay cool at night without AC

One of the most important factors for getting a good night’s rest is the temperature of your sleep environment. Studies have shown that the optimal conditions for sleep are a slightly cool room and a lower core temperature. But during hot summer months or a heatwave, achieving these conditions can sometimes prove to be elusive. […]

Worst foods for insomniacs

These 6 foods can wreck your sleep

There’s a lot of advice about which foods might help you to get to sleep; warm milk, tart cherry juice and tryptophan-rich foods are some of the perennial favourites, but what about the foods that you should avoid? Apart from obvious errors, like gulping down a double espresso or a can of Red Bull before bed, […]