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The Pros and Cons of Allowing Your Dog to Sleep in Your Bed

We all love our pooches, and having a constant companion is one of the main reasons most people choose to get a dog, but what about letting them share a bed with you? Having a cuddly critter nestled up to you or at the end of your mattress is a divisive choice, so what are the positives and negatives of letting Fido take a step up from the doggy bed? Pros There are lots of benefits from letting a dog share a bed with you, from making you feel more secure to simply warming up your duvet in the c...

Should Kids Share Their Bed with a Pet?

If you have pets in your home, chances are your children have a pretty strong bond with their furry pals, but while we’re fine with them playing with them, cuddling them and taking them out for walks, what about sharing a bed together? According to researchers, around half of all dog and cat owners say they’ve shared a bed or bedroom with their furry friends (some sources say up to 79% of owners do!), but with lots of people against the practice, is the practice healthy, and can it have nega...

How to avoid napping at work

We recently carried out some research looking into the nation’s habits in the workplace and when working from home.   It revealed that over a third of us have got away with having a nap at work but one in eight (12%) have caught by their boss and been disciplined for it! To avoid having to nap throughout the day and risk an awkward situation at work, follow our tips below for getting a good night's sleep:   Stick to a set time every day to go to bed and to get up - even at weekends....

Are you scared of the dark?

With Halloween being just around the corner and the clocks going back this weekend, here at Time4Sleep we surveyed the nation to find out how many people are afraid of the dark. We found that over half of adults are scared of the dark, even more so than children. When asked why so many adults are scared of the dark, psychotherapist, life coach and couple’s counsellor, Hilda Burke said: “I’m surprised that such a high proportion of adults are afraid of the dark. Having said that, many adu...

Kids and Sleep: The Problem of Summer Sleeping

We all know that children can suddenly become experts in delaying tactics when the clock ticks around to bedtime! Excuses such as needing another drink, having to clean their teeth or do their homework are all too common.           In fact, we've found recently that the UK's kids are getting far more creative with their excuses! From claiming that there are mermaids under their bed, to insisting that they need to eat their toast in the bath first (we have no idea where ...

Lights out, better sleep

Believe it or not, your body has its very own internal clock. Although those that find it really hard to wake up on a morning may disagree, you naturally have the ability to keep track of time by yourself. Your body does this by responding to the level of light around it, which is why it's so important to consider your environment when sleeping. Artificial light Artificial light is thought to be worse than natural light for stopping you from getting to sleep. It's the blue light in the display o...

Stress and Sleep: How Stress Harms your Sleep

With stress, everyone tends to react differently. Some people love the pressure, while others will do anything to avoid it. If you're prone to being a bit of a stress-head, and often find yourself struggling to drift off for the repetition of to-do lists tapping away at your brain, read on and find your way to relax. When you feel stressed, some of the most common symptoms include feeling low, worried, unable to manage your normal workload and feeling generally irritable. As well as affecting yo...

Sleepiquette: The Dos and Don'ts of Sharing a Bed

Whether you're living together, just stay for the weekends or have the odd visit mid-week, the age-old discussion of the rules for sharing a bed ring true for couples everywhere. If you often experience a 'side of the bed' battle, have a partner with a particularly annoying tendency for duvet theft, or are faced with the ever-present issue of space - we're here to help. Simply direct your nearest and dearest to our handy guide to sleepiquette - how to properly and fairly share a bed, that is. T...

Sleeping When Things Heat Up

Now that we can officially expect the weather to start improving seeing as the clocks have gone forward once again (we can dream…), the upcoming nicer weather can often make sleeping a little tricky. So in light of this quality sleep conundrum, here are our tips for keeping cool during the night, without resorting to freezing your bedding! Rearrange for better sleep Moving your room around so your bed is near an open window, or even moving to sleep on the cooler side of the house during the su...

Take your bed on holiday with Time4Sleep!

Thinking of planning a holiday, but the thought of having to sleep in a new, unfamiliar bed holding you back? Are you one of those people who love to go on holiday (of course you are, who doesn't?), but really misses the comfort of your own covers while you're away? Well miss it no more, dear holiday sleep-sufferers! We have the solution to all your holiday sleep-related woes. Here at Time4Sleep, we've taken the time to really think about how we can make the holiday sleeping experience all the m...

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