A huge number of us don’t sleep very well at night. It’s not that we can’t sleep, our bodies know how to sleep perfectly well, it’s that we develop a few bad habits that effect the bodies natrual sleep processes, stopping you from falling asleep as quickly as you would like, or causing you to wake up during the night.
The articles in this section will help you sleep better by showing how you can relax & reduce stress before bed, develop a strong sleep pattern, and create a relaxing environment to sleep in.
How to Relax & Reduce Stress
Your mind doesn’t know the difference between a vividly imagined thought and one that’s happening for real. So when you think of a stressful thought, your body goes into the classic fight or flight response, releasing adrenaline and making your heart beat faster. There’s no way you can fall asleep when your body is keeping you awake like this, which is why it’s essential to learn how to wind down before bed.
Sleep Mindset – How to Reduce Stress and Anxiety
How to reduce stress and anxiety before you go to bed and how to defuse stressful thoughts when you're in bed. Having the right mindset will help you fall asleep quicker and sleep deeper through the night.
5 Tips for Improving Sleep when Stressed
Expert stress busting tips from Calm Clinic founder Ryan Rivera, explaining how built up stress prevents you from sleeping, and giving practical advice on how to sleep better when you're feeling stressed.
Six Relaxation Techniques using Visualization
Learn how to forget the day and enter into a deep stage of relaxation by using one of these six powerful relaxation techniques when you're in bed and ready to fall asleep.
Affirmations for Sleep
Affirmations are a quick and easy way of replacing old stressful thought patterns that can keep you awake with ones that support your body's natural wind down process as it relaxes and prepares for sleep.
How Hypnosis Can Help You Sleep
Hypnosis is a tried and tested method to implement new habits and more positive ways of thinking that will enable you to adopt the mindset of a natural born deep sleeper.
Fall Asleep Fast With Binaural Beats
A novel technique where by listening to two frequencies through each ear produces a third subsonic frequency that can be used to induce a state of deep relaxation in just a few minutes.
We've all heard about the power of subliminal messages, but can subliminal messages contained within audio be used to help us sleep? This article examines the research into subliminals to discover the truth.
How to Develop a Strong Sleep Pattern
A good sleep pattern helps you fall asleep quickly and easily at night, and helps you naturally wake up in the morning feeling fresh and alert. Modern advancements such as electric lighting has taken a huge toll on the intricate mechanisms of the biological clock that governs our sleep timing, so its more important than ever to learn how we can form a good sleep pattern and keep it in place.
How to Develop Perfect Sleep Timing
If your sleep pattern is shot to pieces, this is the article for you. Here I'll help you choose an ideal sleep pattern, expalin how to transition from the old to the new, and how to keep it strongly in place.
How to Fall Asleep Fast
A three stage method that will help you to fall asleep within five minutes of going to bed by optimising your sleep routine and adopting the very best sleep habits.
Your Body’s Natural Sleep Cycle
Your body's biological clock governs the timing of your sleep cycle by making you feel sleepy at night and alert during the day. Here's some tips to keep it on track, and the role of genetics in our sleep cycle.
The Power Nap
The power nap has taken the world of sleep by storm, promising to leave you feeling refreshed and wide awake in just 20 minutes. Learn how they work and how you can grab the benefits of power napping for yourself.
How Bright Light Therapy Can Benefit You
By using a special bright light, you can bring the timing of your sleep forward or backward by a number of hours. Ideal if you want to feel more alert on dark mornings, or if you want to stay awake for longer.
Herbal Sleep Aids
A list of the different sleep herbs that provide a natural way to help you relax and fall asleep. Herbal sleep aids can be taken in tablet form, used as essential oils as part of aromatherapy, or made into a herbal tea.
How to Create a Positive Sleep Environment
Your bedroom can help you relax and unwind after a busy day, or it can make you feel even more stressed, especially if you know you’re going to have a hard time falling sleep. Finding it easier to fall asleep in hotels or at a friend’s house is a sign that your bedroom may not be up to scratch. These articles will help you optimise the three key aspects of your sleep environment; your pillow, your mattress, and the room itself.
Five Simple Ways to Improve your Sleep Environment
Five quick and simple tips to optimise any bedroom for deep refreshing sleep. Includes how to create a relaxing atmosphere, and how to develop a strong mental association between your bedroom and falling asleep.
How to Choose the Best Pillow
There's a huge array of pillows available out there, each has different sizes and varying degrees of firmness. This article will help you track down the pillow that gives you the best comfort and support.
How to Buy the Best Mattress
There's nothing worse than a rubbish mattress. Not only will you find it hard to sleep on, but it can also give you aches and pains if it doesn't properly support your body. Here's how to find the best mattress.
The Best Colors for your Bedroom
The fastest way to alter the mood of a room is to give it a new color, but which color should you choose? Take a look these nine differently colored bedrooms and discover which one is right for you.