Back to school: getting in gear after the Christmas slump

The Christmas holidays are nearly over and that means one (dreaded) thing: it’s almost time to go back to school. Getting back into a routine after weeks off can be difficult – we’re here to get you organised. 

Read More

The benefits of a full night of sleep

Today is World Sleep Day which celebrates all the joys of sleeping as well as highlighting some of the problems that go with it. There are plenty of issues to do with sleep and education, medicine, social lives and driving, but it is an essential part of everyday life and something that most people enjoy doing. In honour of World Sleep Day, here are eight benefits of sleep that you might not have known. Next time your mum has a go at you for having a lie in? Throw one of these facts at her. 1. Improving memory via GIPHY Anything…

Read More

The science of study sleep

Teachers and parents are forever banging on about the importance of a good night’s sleep – and none of us are getting enough of it. But did you know that getting sufficient snooze time can make you more energetic, even-tempered and help your exam performance? Rachael Fulton spoke to Dr Linda Russell, otherwise known as The Sleep Lady, for some top tips on getting seriously good shut-eye to improve your study time With the exam period looming, catching a good night’s Zs has never been so important. Not only does great sleep improve your mood and concentration, it gives your brain time to digest all the information you’ve crammed in there, whether you’re…

Read More

5 ways to beat insomnia

You know the feeling. You put the light out, you settle down, pull the covers up around your ears, let out a big sigh of, ‘I’m SO glad it’s bedtime’ and then… Nothing. You’re wide awake. More awake than you’ve been all day. As awake as you could’ve been during double maths. And no matter how many sheep you count or meditation apps you download, there’s nothing that’s going to change your current situation. Insomnia, the inability to sleep, is a disorder which affects millions of people every year. For some, it’s an ongoing, persistent problem, while for others it…

Read More

How to… get a good night’s sleep

We all know that getting a solid eight hours’ sleep a night is good for us, right? It’s the key to being productive, alert and in good health. But just how many of us are achieving it? Not many, if surveys are to be believed. Research published last year showed that 28million of us Brits aren’t getting any more than seven hours’ sleep a night. That’s millions of us lying in bed clock-watching and not being on our best form the following day. Sleep is especially important as exams are approaching – you might think that staying up all night…

Read More