How to get up easier
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by Lindsay Browning
1w ago
Beating the January blues and helping you get out of bed With the dark mornings continuing, it can be increasingly difficult to get out of bed. January is notoriously a time of low mood too. However, there are some methods that can help you to get out of bed and to get up on time. In this blog post, Dr Lindsay Browning explores the impact of darker mornings and gives you some top tips on how to get up easier, even in the winter months. How do darker mornings and evenings affect our sleep? Generally, we produce a hormone called melatonin to tell our bodies when to sleep. When we produce this ho ..read more
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Sleep in 2023
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by Lindsay Browning
3w ago
It’s time to get good quality sleep How can you improve your sleep in 2023? When choosing a new year’s resolution, at Trouble Sleeping, we think that “getting better sleep” is one of the best resolutions you can have. Many people are finding their sleep is badly affected at the moment with worries about rising bills and the costs of living, as well as worrying media stories. You may be struggling to get to sleep or struggle to stay asleep – waking throughout the night or earlier in the morning than you need to or would like to. In this blog post, Dr Lindsay Browning explores why improving your ..read more
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Sleeping on your back
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by Lindsay Browning
1M ago
Did you know that there are several advantages to sleeping on your back? However, there are also some instances where sleeping on your back is not recommended. In this blog, Dr Lindsay Browning explores both the recommendations and the possible advantages of back sleeping, for some people, as well as offering suggestions on how to train yourself to sleep on your back, if it is a more suitable position for you. When sleeping on your back is not recommended There is not one ‘perfect’ sleeping position for all people, although side sleeping is generally the most common sleeping position. There ar ..read more
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Is regular sleep important?
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by Lindsay Browning
2M ago
Are you going to bed at a regular time each night? Do you usually, but not at the moment? As we reach the end of November, it is likely that your schedule is starting to fill up with Christmas-related festivities. In the weeks ahead, your regular sleep pattern may be disrupted…or it may be that you rarely have regular sleep, bedtime or patterns. In this blog post, Dr Lindsay Browning explores the question “Is regular sleep important?” and its relationship with sleep quality. Does it matter if you go to sleep at different times? In order to have truly beneficial sleep, having a robust circadian ..read more
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Early morning awakenings
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by Lindsay Browning
2M ago
Are you waking earlier that you wish? When the clocks go back it can make the mornings lighter again and this can cause you to wake earlier than you wish. Even with good, dark curtains, we can find ourselves waking early too. In this blog post, Dr Lindsay Browning discusses what affects our ability to sleep longer, the causes of early morning awakenings and how to overcome them, with a little help. How does insomnia impact our ability to sleep for longer in the morning?  Insomnia is a sleep condition that is defined not only by having trouble falling asleep and staying asleep, but also wa ..read more
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What is revenge bedtime procrastination (RBP)?
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by Lindsay Browning
3M ago
If you are not getting enough time to yourself, to do the things you want to do, during the day, then it can seem the obvious choice to trade in the amount of sleep you get, to spend some time doing what you want to do. This is known as Revenge Bedtime Procrastination. But is it healthy? Is this a good form of self-care? And is sacrificing sleep worth it? In this blog, Dr Lindsay Browning explores the concept of Revenge Bedtime Procrastination, its increasing occurrence and its affects on our health. Revenge Bedtime Procrastination (RBP) Revenge bedtime procrastination, or RBP, means not going ..read more
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Menopause and sleep
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by Lindsay Browning
3M ago
Sleep problems increase substantially for many during menopause, as well as during the peri-menopause and post-menopause phases. In this blog, Dr Lindsay Browning explores the symptoms of menopause and those adversely effecting sleep as well as offering some tips on how to support a better nights’ sleep, despite night sweats and hot flushes. Common symptoms of menopause When people go through the menopause they experience number of symptoms including: hot flushes night sweats mood changes feelings of sadness or anxiety weight gain vaginal dryness memory and/or concentration problems insomnia ..read more
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Brown noise and sleep
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by Lindsay Browning
4M ago
You may have heard of ‘white noise’, particularly popular with helping babies sleep, but have you heard of brown noise? In this blog, Dr Lindsay Browning, author of Navigating Sleeplessness, explains exactly what brown noise is, why it is becoming popular and how it can help you sleep. What is brown noise? Brown noise is a specific type of sound which contains very low frequencies (the bass) at a greater volume and minimal higher frequency sounds. In nature, a natural example of this would be the sound of ocean waves hitting the shore, or the low roaring sound of the inside of an air ..read more
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Can you catch up on sleep?
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by Lindsay Browning
4M ago
If you are struggling to get the recommended 7-9 hours sleep, can’t you just catch up at the weekend or on holiday? In this post, Dr Lindsay Browning explores the concepts of ‘sleep debt’ and whether playing a game of catch up is the same as getting enough sleep regularly. Sleep debt Many people don’t get enough sleep during the working week resulting in a “sleep debt”. If you need 8 hours sleep, but you only get 6 hours sleep during the working week, due to your job and other commitments, after a few days you can build up a significant sleep debt. When we have a sleep debt, we are likely to f ..read more
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Back to school and bedtimes
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by Kate Llewellyn
4M ago
Following the school holidays, it can be difficult to establish a good bedtime routine and to help children get the sleep they need to be refreshed and ready for the school day. In this blog, Dr Lindsay Browning explores some reasons the holidays may have affected a child’s sleep and offers some tips on how to get back to a good term time bedtime routine. Holiday activities and sleep Screen time Many children find that their holiday routines are so vastly different from what they do during school term time and this can actually have an impact on their sleep. Without the necessity to get up to ..read more
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