Not enough sleep, or disturbed sleep can have a significant impact on your daily life and even have long-term implications. Difficulty in switching off, relaxing and getting to sleep is a very common problem, as is waking up too early or having spells during the night when you’re awake and should be asleep. Stress, anxiety, babies and small children, snoring partners, poor or uncomfortable bedding, changes in temperature – including hormonal cycles or the menopause, physical discomfort particularly in pregnancy or as we get older, are all obvious reasons why we don’t get the sleep we want.
In this section, we’ve collected some of our most important articles on general sleep advice and sleep issues. If it’s a serious sleep concern, such as sleep apnea or bed-wetting, you may wish to look at our Sleep Disorders section which contains our blogposts on more significant and specific sleep problems. Below, you’ll find our team’s posts on good practice for sleeping well for a range of ages, stages or situations as well as general tips on how to get a good night’s sleep.