Archive: How to sleep better

Sleepio shares the secrets of good sleep at Google

10th October 2014 by Dr. Sophie Bostock

How to sleep better Sleep science Sleep technology Sleepio at Work Sleepio news

The Sleepio team took part in an event at Google’s London offices this week to raise awareness of the importance of good sleep for a happy and productive workforce. Sleepio’s sleep experts donned their very best pyjamas to take to the stage! Sleep researcher, Dr Sophie Bostock, explained that poor sleep can interfere with a ...

Sleep fact or fiction? Does counting sheep help you sleep?

4th August 2014 by Helena

Ask the Sleepio Expert How to sleep better

It’s time to put another one of our favourite myths about sleep to our Sleepio experts to find out what’s sleep fact or sleep fiction. This time it’s the old classic – counting sheep. Some people count stars, Bing Crosby preferred to count his blessings. But back to sheep… so, does counting sheep help you ...

How can I stop waking up in the middle of the night

2nd July 2014 by Helena

How to sleep better

George Clooney (allegedly) has trouble sleeping – he struggles to fall asleep and then wakes up repeatedly in the night. Unfortunately we only know this because it’s on the internet rather than actually talking to the man himself. Still, we know that George is not the only one. The night can seem a very long ...

How to love sleep: three habits of a good sleeper

26th June 2014 by Helena

How to sleep better

There’s still so much we have to learn about sleep, but we already know it’s vital to our well-being and does amazing things like reset our brain and protect us from physical and mental health issues. If you think about it, the signs are all there: we spend about a third of our lives doing ...

I can’t sleep. Should I stay in bed or get up?

23rd June 2014 by Helena

How to sleep better

We all know the dilemma: we’ve woken up in the middle of the night and then struggle to fall back to sleep. Should I stay in bed or get up? Sometimes it’s hard to even consider getting out of bed when we’re all snug under the duvet. It’s so much easier to think ‘If I ...

Will the longest day of the year affect our sleep?

17th June 2014 by Helena

How to sleep better

This weekend sees the longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere. Here in the UK we’ll get over 16.5 hours of daylight (possibly even some sunshine too!) In the Arctic Circle, the sun won’t set at all. It’s all down to the tilt in the Earth’s axis. But will the longest day of ...

To nap or not to nap? That is the question.

5th June 2014 by Helena

How to sleep better Insomnia Uncategorized

There’s something very appealing about taking a nap … a few moments to catch up on some sleep sounds like a lovely idea. But, if you’re a poor sleeper, does taking a nap affect how you sleep at night? Well, the short answer is ‘yes.’ In general, it’s best to keep all your sleeping for ...

You get better sleep before midnight… Sleep fact or sleep fiction?

22nd April 2014 by Helena

Ask the Sleepio Expert How to sleep better Sleep science Sleepio experts

There are lots of myths about sleep out there from the powers of warm milk to how the nightmare-inducing properties of cheese. So we’re putting our favourites to our Sleepio experts to find out what’s sleep fact or sleep fiction. (I know… I feel we need a jingle too.) First off, my mum used to ...

How to … Wake Up

9th April 2014 by Helena

How to sleep better

Whether we’ve slept well or not, it can take most of us a little while to get from our sleepy state to wide-awake in the morning. So, how can we wake up ‘better’? Avoid hitting the snooze button. It’s so tempting but it tends to leave us feeling worse once we’re up and out of bed. ...

Five ways to make your bedroom sleep-friendly

2nd April 2014 by Helena

Great British Sleep Survey How to sleep better

Here at Sleepio we think that the bedroom is the most important room in the house! Our sleeping environment plays a huge part in how we sleep so here are our top tips for making your bedroom sleep-friendly: It’s oh so quiet Ideally your bedroom should be fairly quiet, but it doesn’t have to be ...