Excess screen time is major reason for poor sleep, claims study

Experts have cited excess screen time as one of the key reasons behind a poor night’s sleep, a brand new study on sleep quality shows. The WakeUpWell study, conducted by Blinds Direct, analysed light pollution levels, sun hours and mean temperatures in key locations to establish which parts of England experience the lowest quality of sleep.…

Six Changes To Make To Your Lifestyle To Improve Your Health

Looking after your health is something that is extremely important to do and it’s one that we often don’t take very seriously at various points in life. However, it’s necessary to look after your health throughout your life and, that way, you stand a better chance of living a longer and healthier life in general.…

World Sleep Day: Don’t watch TV before bed for proper rest!

Research from a sleep science platform to mark World Sleep Day has found that on average 80% of participants who fall asleep to TV wake up feeling tired, compared to 26% of those who don't have any electronic engagement before sleeping. The survey showed the majority (71%) of us watch TV, listen to a podcast…

Sleepy schoolkids facing struggle to wake up, claims study

Sleepy schoolkids face a struggle to re-adjust to school routines again - after becoming used to a new regime during lockdown, according to a new study. Research among 2,000 parents found the average child has been going to bed an hour and a half later than their usual bedtime over the past 12 months. And…

Shiny Shiny daily round up: Google fires head of AI ethics unit

Google has fired the founder and co-head of its artificial intelligence ethics unit, claiming she violated the company's code of conduct. In a statement, Google said an investigation found Margaret Mitchell had moved files outside the company. The ethics unit has been under scrutiny since December, following the departure of another senior figure, Timnit Gebru.…

6 Mental Health Apps for Office Workers

From working at your desk in the day to unwinding during the evening, we look at six mental health apps that could help boost your sense of wellbeing during the pandemic and beyond... It is clear that work-place stress is a significant issue and one that good employers need to address. In fact according to…

Natural Ways To Boost Your Energy

Suffering from low energy levels can have a drastic effect on your quality of life, as it’s tough to perform to your full potential when you don’t even have the motivation to climb out of bed each morning. Exploring artificial solutions such as caffeinated drinks will only provide you with short term relief, as a…

Half of workers have transformed bedroom into office during lockdown

More than half of workers have transformed their bedrooms into makeshift offices during lockdown, according to a new poll. The survey of 2,000 adults who are working from home examined how they have adapted after offices were forced to close in March. More than half (54 per cent) of those questioned by Premier Inn say…

7 Top Tips for a Better Night’s Sleep

If you’ve suffered with one or more sleepless nights throughout lockdown, you’ll know how the next morning and the next day might not feel the best. As well as feeling tired, you’ll likely feel sluggish, moody and will instead reach for sugary food and drink over healthier alternatives. Sleep is so important when staying focussed…

Half of population struggling with sleep during lockdown

More than half the UK population has struggled with sleep during the lockdown, a survey suggests. King's College London researchers said sleep problems were more common in people facing financial hardship, while two in five reported having more vivid dreams than usual. Some people have slept for longer than usual during lockdown, but without feeling…