Entries by The Sleep Coach

How many hours of sleep do you need for optimal health?

I’m often asked how many hours of sleep a night is the right amount for good health? Well, according to the National Sleep Foundation, and these figures may surprise you. When we are babies we need between 11 and 14 hours of sleep a night. When we are toddlers between the three and five years old […]

How Alcohol Affects your Sleep

According to new insomnia sleep research, one in seven of us (and one in four insomniacs) are using alcohol as a sleep aid. Though reaching for the bottle may be an easy way to fall asleep, alcohol before bed can be detrimental to getting a great night’s sleep.  Even at comparatively low levels, the more that […]

10 things that stop a good night’s sleep

No one wants poor sleep, difficulty falling asleep, waking repeatedly in the night, or having chronic insomnia. If going to sleep has become something that you dread, here are 10 things to keep in mind and to practice before turning out the lights. Work out your pre-sleep routine Most of us enjoy getting ready for sleep. But, poor sleep […]

How to Avoid Blue Light Insomnia

  According to recent research, blue light technology is now being slated as one of the main causes of insomnia.  The more time we spend on our iPhones, iPads, or Kindle Fires – all devices which emit blue light – the harder it is to get a good night’s rest.  As wonderful and convenient as […]

6 Signs that you’re not getting enough sleep

We all know how important getting a good night sleep is. However, just yawning a lot and feeling tired all the time are only two of the most obvious signs of sleep deprivation. Here’s my list of six more signs that you’re just not getting enough sleep. 1: You’ve just crunched your car! It only […]

Welcome to The Sleep Coach Blog.

Thanks for following me, and welcome to my first Sleep Coach blog. At the end of this week/month the clocks will be going forwards (summer solstice), which means that many of us will get caught out by this, only to discover on the Sunday morning when we wake up and either our usual time (except […]