The impact of light from smartphones, tablets and laptops before bed may not be as serious as we think, according to an expert.
It feels like everyone could do with more sleep. To mark National Sleep Day, Pat Fitzpatrick outlines what works for him and looks at ways for getting back to sleep after his nightly trip to the toilet at 3am.
In last week’s column I discussed sleep deprivation.
Choose your bed linens with care to enjoy a comfortable night’s sleep and to keep their maintenance to a minimum, writes Carol O’Callaghan.
Seven years seems to be a critical period of time for relationships, including the one we have with our mattress, writes Carol O’Callaghan.
Less than one in five adults get the recommended eight hours sleep.
Dietician Sophie Medlin recommends her top foods for a peaceful sleep.
Unique adjustable mattress technology developed in East Cork by SimCairMedical/iCON Innovations is to be sold in the USA in a licensing deal with Customatic, a leading innovator in the mattress and adjustable bed market.
Food writer and editor, Allan Jenkins, extols the benefits of being an early riser and says that 4am starts should be treasured rather than dreaded, he spoke to committed night owl Marjorie Brennan.
Ruth Margalit meets a doctor who has devoted his professional life to the treatment of infants, developing simple techniques to encourage them to sleep, and now a bassinette that helps new-borns to nod off by themselves.
Bad dreams may frighten children, but they are normal. Night terrors are more intense — the child may scream or thrash about — and will also frighten the parents, says Geraldine Walsh.
We're all loving the glorious weather - but there's one major downside. Are you tossing and turning in the dead heat when you should be fast asleep?
We are such stuff as dreams are made on, and our little life is rounded with a sleep.
Why don’t we treat sleep as importantly as exercise and diet? Getting enough is essential, writes Áilín Quinlan
Scientists are appealing for help with developing new cancer treatments, by using people's smartphones as they sleep.
Snoring - or sleeping next to a snorer - can both cause lack of sleep, and despite the jokes, it can be an intractable issue. However, there are solutions, says Andrea Mara.
Maynooth University in Co. Kildare has become the first Irish college to install pods on its campus to allow students to take naps.
Just because Kourtney Kardashian does it, doesn’t mean you should too. Attachment parenting, and bed sharing in particular has its critics, writes Sharon Ní Chonchúir
Sleep - what a beautiful word. Say it. I bet you feel like a sleep now.
Margaret Jennings talks to an expert about how we can get enough shut-eye every night and hold back the years.
Issues such as tackling inadequate sleep and hunger need to play a bigger role in how Irish schools combat disadvantage, according to the author of a European Commission report.
Most of my childhood photos are of me lying unconscious in the most unlikely of places, mouth agape, drooling unattractively, writes Louise O’Neill.
A number of apps feature stories and other readings to lull you off to the land of nod, writes Ruth O’Connor
A leading homelessness campaigner has said services for the homeless are in “turmoil”, as more than 40 people slept rough on one street, writes Joyce Fegan.
This easy yoga sequence will quickly get your body and mind in the mood for bedtime. Zzzs in 10, 9, 8...
Stop dreaming about uninterrupted slumber. Lisa Haynes has the kit for the ultimate snooze.
Sleeping for more than nine hours a night could be an early warning sign of Alzheimer's, new research suggests.
Find the colder months a bit of a struggle? Give yourself a helping hand with a solid slumber routine, says Abi Jackson.
Most shift workers are skipping meals and not getting enough sleep, it has emerged.
EARLY TO BED: Parents now have another reason to send children to bed early.
DO you often wake up with a mysteriously aching jaw? Have a habit of clenching your face when you’re tense, anxious or angry?
Are you haunted by your dreams or do you look forward to a good long sleep to see where your brain is going to take you next?
Getting a good night’s sleep and exercising several times a week can significantly cut the risk of stroke, research suggests.
Georgina O’Halloran talks to paediatric sleep consultant Lucy Wolfe about why it can difficult for babies to settle and how to help them establish a regular sleep routine.
Developed by Professor Colin Espie from the University of Oxford, the free Sleepio app is clinically proven to help you sleep.
A lack of sleep among teenagers who are spending hours at night on social media can cause depression and anxiety, according to a study.
Not getting enough sleep dramatically increases the chances of catching a cold, research has shown.
Having even one night of disrupted shut-eye could age us, research shows. A sleep expert tells Margaret Jennings why those 40 winks are important to your health.
Dogs dream too, as these videos can definitely testify. This little sausage dog puppy was having a very busy dream digging out a large hole with enormous energy in his sleep, before collapsing back into a more regular slumber.
Escaping into sleep may not be the right way of dealing with a traumatic experience, a study suggests.
I have huge trouble sleeping at night, and feel dreadful throughout the day. It is affecting my work, and I always feel tired but can never seem to sleep well.
No footballer ever likes to be caught napping but, away from the pitch, they’re being advised to do just that, and more, as the science of sleep plays an increasing role at the highest levels in the game.
One of the worst feelings in the world is being woken up while you are having a well deserved nap.
Can you get through a thousand words on sleep without using the phrase, ‘perchance to dream’? We’ll do our best, but no promises.
Tuesday, September 29, 2020 - 9:00 AM
Tuesday, September 29, 2020 - 7:00 AM
Monday, September 28, 2020 - 7:00 PM