All Sleeping well pages

  • alcohol and sleep
    Guidance

    The effects of alcohol on our sleep

    Source: DeltaV Partners

    Most people think that a few drinks can help you nod off after a long day but alcohol has a profound effect on your sleep cycle. Poor sleep is linked to poor mental health, it hinders our ability to recover and affects our mood.

  • Person asleep in bed looking peaceful
    Guidance

    Improving your sleep quality during the COVID-19 pandemic

    Source: DeltaV Partners

    DeltaV Partners have explored the topic of sleep and the effect it has on our health and wellbeing. Learn more about circadian rhythms and how you can improve your sleep quality in these uncertain times.

  • Lady asleep in bed
    Guidance

    The meaning of dreams, nightmares, and sleep paralysis

    Exclusive content from the Retail Trust partnered with Dreams

    Ever wondered what that weird dream you had was all about? This article looks at the meaning of dreams and why we have them.

  • Dreams, relaxing image of bed
    Guidance

    What is good sleep hygiene and how can you practise it?

    Exclusive content from the Retail Trust partnered with Dreams

    You may have heard of ‘sleep hygiene’ or ‘clean sleeping’. Surprisingly, it has nothing to do with washing your bed linen; it’s actually good habits for a restful night’s sleep. Discover the best tips here.

  • Couple enjoying a glass of wine on sofa
    Guidance

    Is drinking alcohol before bed bad for your sleep?

    Exclusive content from the Retail Trust partnered with Dreams

    Have you ever indulged in a nightcap or two before going to bed? It’s widely believed that it can help you to drift off more easily. This concept has been around since the 1700s, but in the modern day, its effects on sleep are now being questioned.

  • Dreams, lady relaxing in bed with a coffee and book
    Guidance

    What are the best ways to relax and unwind before bedtime?

    Exclusive content from the Retail Trust partnered with Dreams

    We all deal with daily stresses and pressure, but sometimes it can be hard to put these to bed before we ourselves drift off into a slumber. Discover our handy tips on how you can wind down after a long day.

  • Tired looking lady with pillow
    Guidance

    Everything you need to know about sleep

    Exclusive content from the Retail Trust

    Sleep is just one thing that affects our physical and emotional wellbeing.This guide has been designed to give you insight into how sleep works and what you can do to improve yours. If you’re experiencing long-term sleep problems, or you’re finding that your overall health is suffering, it’s wise to speak to your GP.