Home Sleep Wellness

Sleep Quality - pro tips for your best sleep

Select the sleep topics you’re the most interested in.

Sleep Aid

Sleep Tips

Sleeping Positions

Sleep Wellness

Sleep Habits

Lucid Dreaming

Baby Sleep

Sleep Meditation

Sleep Tech

What do we know about the link between CBD and sleep?

Most of the population will have experienced a bad night’s sleep at some point in their lives, but this is usually short lived. However, many can suffer from sleepless nights for a longer period of time, which can sometimes have negative effects on physical and mental health.  Taking cannabidiol (CBD), a cannabis derivative, is becoming more and more popular for attempting to improve sleep and reduce anxiety. To pinpoint the precise effects CBD has on sleep and other issues with physical and mental health, however, much more research is needed to give a definitive answer to whether CBD can help us sleep.

What do we know about the link between CBD and sleep?

Most of the population will have experienced a bad night’s sleep at some point in their lives, but this is usually short lived. However, many can suffer from sleepless nights for a longer period of time, which can sometimes have negative effects on physical and mental health.  Taking cannabidiol (CBD), a cannabis derivative, is becoming more and more popular for attempting to improve sleep and reduce anxiety. To pinpoint the precise effects CBD has on sleep and other issues with physical and mental health, however, much more research is needed to give a definitive answer to whether CBD can help us sleep.

Chronotypes: What are they and how to determine your Chronotype

The inherent predisposition of your body to feel sleepy at a specific hour, or what most people refer to as being a morning lark or a night owl, is known as Chronotype. Your Chronotype affects nutrition, exertion, and core body temperature, in addition to regulating sleep and wake periods. It is the cause of you feeling more alert at certain times of the day and sleepier at others. Chronotype is a concept that represents the subjective timing of experiencing energy and fatigue peaks during the day.And, it is the aftereffect of the individual difference in timing of the body clock related to the day (I.e., the frequency and periodicity of hormone production, blood pressure changes, body temperature dips and trough, among many others).

Chronotypes: What are they and how to determine your Chronotype

The inherent predisposition of your body to feel sleepy at a specific hour, or what most people refer to as being a morning lark or a night owl, is known as Chronotype. Your Chronotype affects nutrition, exertion, and core body temperature, in addition to regulating sleep and wake periods. It is the cause of you feeling more alert at certain times of the day and sleepier at others. Chronotype is a concept that represents the subjective timing of experiencing energy and fatigue peaks during the day.And, it is the aftereffect of the individual difference in timing of the body clock related to the day (I.e., the frequency and periodicity of hormone production, blood pressure changes, body temperature dips and trough, among many others).

What is polyphasic sleep and is it making a comeback?

While most of us have one solid sleep through the night, did you know that there are certain sleep patterns that involve separating sleep into smaller segments, spread throughout the day? As humans, we naturally sleep following a monophasic sleep pattern, meaning most of us have one, mainly uninterrupted sleep every 24 hours, but recently, there has been a growing trend in alternative sleeping patterns, including biphasic and polyphasic sleep.

What is polyphasic sleep and is it making a comeback?

While most of us have one solid sleep through the night, did you know that there are certain sleep patterns that involve separating sleep into smaller segments, spread throughout the day? As humans, we naturally sleep following a monophasic sleep pattern, meaning most of us have one, mainly uninterrupted sleep every 24 hours, but recently, there has been a growing trend in alternative sleeping patterns, including biphasic and polyphasic sleep.

A guide to dreams - everything you need to know

I'm sure many of us have awoken in the middle of the night from a dream so vivid that you had to pinch yourself back into reality. Some theories have described dreams as magical doors to the mind, revealing our deepest desires, feelings, and anxieties. There are other ideas that suggest that dreams may be completely meaningless - because they are the after-effects of a random neural activation.

A guide to dreams - everything you need to know

I'm sure many of us have awoken in the middle of the night from a dream so vivid that you had to pinch yourself back into reality. Some theories have described dreams as magical doors to the mind, revealing our deepest desires, feelings, and anxieties. There are other ideas that suggest that dreams may be completely meaningless - because they are the after-effects of a random neural activation.

Why do we sleep talk?

Talking in your sleep (also known as somniloquy in the medical community) is a common kind of parasomnia, or abnormal sleep activity. Two out of every three people talk in their sleep at some stage in life, and it's particularly frequent among youngsters. Depending on which side of the sleep matter you're on, it may well be frustrating or embarrassing. It's usually harmless, but it could indicate a more significant sleep disorder or health problem. Emma’s sleep experts can help you understand why you might be talking in your sleep, and we understand it might be a difficult subject to broach.

Why do we sleep talk?

Talking in your sleep (also known as somniloquy in the medical community) is a common kind of parasomnia, or abnormal sleep activity. Two out of every three people talk in their sleep at some stage in life, and it's particularly frequent among youngsters. Depending on which side of the sleep matter you're on, it may well be frustrating or embarrassing. It's usually harmless, but it could indicate a more significant sleep disorder or health problem. Emma’s sleep experts can help you understand why you might be talking in your sleep, and we understand it might be a difficult subject to broach.

Time to get cosy with everything there is to know about pyjamas

Pyjamas are a big part of most of our nighttime routines, with over half of people in Britain wearing pyjamas. They not only help us sleep, but have become a way for people to express themselves, with many different styles in a variety of price ranges. It’s Pyjama Day on 22nd July, and what better way to celebrate than with a deep dive into all things pyjamas, looking at where they come from, which pyjamas help you to rest, and how pyjamas can help you to awaken your best.

Time to get cosy with everything there is to know about pyjamas

Pyjamas are a big part of most of our nighttime routines, with over half of people in Britain wearing pyjamas. They not only help us sleep, but have become a way for people to express themselves, with many different styles in a variety of price ranges. It’s Pyjama Day on 22nd July, and what better way to celebrate than with a deep dive into all things pyjamas, looking at where they come from, which pyjamas help you to rest, and how pyjamas can help you to awaken your best.

TikTok's Sleep Hacks: Do they work?

On TikTok, it is really easy to fall down a rabbit hole of various videos, from the latest celebrity drama to cooking videos. One area of TikTok that is growing in popularity is its collection of sleep hack videos. We are here to help you understand the science behind some of these viral sleep-based hacks that you may have come across on your ‘for you’ page, as well as if there’s any truth in what they are telling you.

TikTok's Sleep Hacks: Do they work?

On TikTok, it is really easy to fall down a rabbit hole of various videos, from the latest celebrity drama to cooking videos. One area of TikTok that is growing in popularity is its collection of sleep hack videos. We are here to help you understand the science behind some of these viral sleep-based hacks that you may have come across on your ‘for you’ page, as well as if there’s any truth in what they are telling you.

Should I Keep a Sleep Diary?

Have you ever kept a diary in your life? There was probably a time during your school age years where you wrote your personal thoughts and feelings in a diary and kept it somewhere close to you. Like you, many other school age children start to write a diary in primary school. Generally, teachers encourage this behaviour and teach the importance of having a diary where you can write about intimate thoughts, and note down feelings, worries, dreams, and emotions. The idea is for the diary to help us observe ourselves in a more detached manner when we read our thoughts so we can have a more objective view of our lives. 

Should I Keep a Sleep Diary?

Have you ever kept a diary in your life? There was probably a time during your school age years where you wrote your personal thoughts and feelings in a diary and kept it somewhere close to you. Like you, many other school age children start to write a diary in primary school. Generally, teachers encourage this behaviour and teach the importance of having a diary where you can write about intimate thoughts, and note down feelings, worries, dreams, and emotions. The idea is for the diary to help us observe ourselves in a more detached manner when we read our thoughts so we can have a more objective view of our lives. 

Am I a Morning Person or an Evening Person?

How did you get up from bed this morning? Were you energised or tired? Are you a morning or evening person? Do you know why some people are energetic in the morning and some are so alive at night? Is it all just habit, or are there crucial genes deciding for us? Continue reading this article written by our sleep nerds, and you will find the answers to these questions. 

Am I a Morning Person or an Evening Person?

How did you get up from bed this morning? Were you energised or tired? Are you a morning or evening person? Do you know why some people are energetic in the morning and some are so alive at night? Is it all just habit, or are there crucial genes deciding for us? Continue reading this article written by our sleep nerds, and you will find the answers to these questions. 

Sleep soundly: Managing and reducing financial stress

Money problems are one of the biggest concerns for families and individuals in the UK. With inflation surging, petrol prices rising and energy bills soaring, how to make money go the extra mile is something many people are thinking about in recent times.  These money worries often lead to stress, which affects our mood, productivity, general happiness, and can have a knock-on effect on our work performance and relationships. Financial stress, in particular, can also negatively impact sleep, and the Emma Sleep Barometer has found that, statistically, people with a lower income are more likely to have a worse quality of sleep than those with a higher income.  When we could be heading for a recession in the UK, it is all the more important to manage our money. Taking control of our stress levels and ensuring that we are having good quality sleep will help us look after our general well-being.

Sleep soundly: Managing and reducing financial stress

Money problems are one of the biggest concerns for families and individuals in the UK. With inflation surging, petrol prices rising and energy bills soaring, how to make money go the extra mile is something many people are thinking about in recent times.  These money worries often lead to stress, which affects our mood, productivity, general happiness, and can have a knock-on effect on our work performance and relationships. Financial stress, in particular, can also negatively impact sleep, and the Emma Sleep Barometer has found that, statistically, people with a lower income are more likely to have a worse quality of sleep than those with a higher income.  When we could be heading for a recession in the UK, it is all the more important to manage our money. Taking control of our stress levels and ensuring that we are having good quality sleep will help us look after our general well-being.

Sleep solutions you can trust

Product Review: BlissLights Sky Lite Projector

Modern life can be chaotic and stressful at times. Luckily, soothing your over-stimulated mind before bed could be easier than you think. I tested the BlissLights Sky Lite Galaxy Projector and was blown away by its ability to calm my thoughts and transform a room. With its soothing skyscape of stars and nebula clouds, Sky Lite is perfect for unwinding and relaxing at the end of the day.  This article will cover everything you need to know about Sky Lite so that you can decide if this galaxy projector is the right choice for you. 

Product Review: BlissLights Sky Lite Projector

Modern life can be chaotic and stressful at times. Luckily, soothing your over-stimulated mind before bed could be easier than you think. I tested the BlissLights Sky Lite Galaxy Projector and was blown away by its ability to calm my thoughts and transform a room. With its soothing skyscape of stars and nebula clouds, Sky Lite is perfect for unwinding and relaxing at the end of the day.  This article will cover everything you need to know about Sky Lite so that you can decide if this galaxy projector is the right choice for you. 

Product Review: White Noise Machines

Have you ever experienced trying to sleep with a lot of background noise, only to find out you are unable to? We are sure you’ve tried options like putting on earplugs or stuffing your head under the pillow, which probably did not work as good as you had hoped. Thankfully, white noise machines have recently been made available to help troubled sleepers ignore disruptive background noise so they can sleep peacefully. Sleep Science wants to help everyone get the best night’s sleep. That’s why we have reviewed and tested some popular white noise machines to help you drown out the noise that keeps interrupting your sleep. But first, let’s get you informed on what these machines can do.

Product Review: White Noise Machines

Have you ever experienced trying to sleep with a lot of background noise, only to find out you are unable to? We are sure you’ve tried options like putting on earplugs or stuffing your head under the pillow, which probably did not work as good as you had hoped. Thankfully, white noise machines have recently been made available to help troubled sleepers ignore disruptive background noise so they can sleep peacefully. Sleep Science wants to help everyone get the best night’s sleep. That’s why we have reviewed and tested some popular white noise machines to help you drown out the noise that keeps interrupting your sleep. But first, let’s get you informed on what these machines can do.

Product Review: Philips Smart Lightbulb

It is now well-known: light is one of the essential elements in our sleep-wake cycle. Indeed, the type of light present in the environment is connected to producing different kinds of chemical compounds. To understand this, we can take a look at the diurnal variation of light. While there is more bluish light, we are more inclined to produce excitatory hormones (first and foremost cortisol). On the other hand, during the late afternoon, when the light is reddish - hormones are linked to more relaxing effects (i.e., melatonin). Notably, the production of hormones affects our sleep-wake cycle and interacts with our mood, emotions, and feelings. In other words, the type of light surrounding us, and therefore the type and quantity of hormones produced, influence our mental life. The reasons listed above make it clear why many sleep experts recommend meticulous care in setting home lightings, particularly in the bedroom.

Product Review: Philips Smart Lightbulb

It is now well-known: light is one of the essential elements in our sleep-wake cycle. Indeed, the type of light present in the environment is connected to producing different kinds of chemical compounds. To understand this, we can take a look at the diurnal variation of light. While there is more bluish light, we are more inclined to produce excitatory hormones (first and foremost cortisol). On the other hand, during the late afternoon, when the light is reddish - hormones are linked to more relaxing effects (i.e., melatonin). Notably, the production of hormones affects our sleep-wake cycle and interacts with our mood, emotions, and feelings. In other words, the type of light surrounding us, and therefore the type and quantity of hormones produced, influence our mental life. The reasons listed above make it clear why many sleep experts recommend meticulous care in setting home lightings, particularly in the bedroom.

Product Review: Snugpak Sleeping Bag

We are all aware that the moment we recharge our energy is sleep. And if you’re an adventure seeker like me, it becomes even more critical when we are camping, climbing a mountain, or hiking.   To reach this goal is crucial to stay warm, dry, and comfortable. Specifically, one element that can put a strain on our rest is temperature. For this reason, it is of fundamental importance to choose a good, warm, and resistant sleeping bag.  The Snugpak Sleeping Bag (available now on Amazon UK) offers all these features. It is a compact, light, and thermally resistant 2 seasons sleeping bag. Furthermore, this product claims to maintain an optimum internal temperature of down to -7°C.  In the following article, we will consider the claims made on this product, emphasizing the best use that can be made of it. 

Product Review: Snugpak Sleeping Bag

We are all aware that the moment we recharge our energy is sleep. And if you’re an adventure seeker like me, it becomes even more critical when we are camping, climbing a mountain, or hiking.   To reach this goal is crucial to stay warm, dry, and comfortable. Specifically, one element that can put a strain on our rest is temperature. For this reason, it is of fundamental importance to choose a good, warm, and resistant sleeping bag.  The Snugpak Sleeping Bag (available now on Amazon UK) offers all these features. It is a compact, light, and thermally resistant 2 seasons sleeping bag. Furthermore, this product claims to maintain an optimum internal temperature of down to -7°C.  In the following article, we will consider the claims made on this product, emphasizing the best use that can be made of it.