Thursday, November 29, 2012

The Snoozery goes Late Night Shopping - Marlow style



Usually we would advise that the thing to do late at night is go to bed and get yourself a great night's sleep.

But a week today (Thursday 6th December) The Snoozery will be selling our wares as part of Marlow's Late Night Shopping Christmas event...

So if you're in the area between 6pm-9pm (so early evening rather than late night), do pop on down and have a wander about...We've got some lovely Gift Sets that are definitely worth considering...

Our stall will be right outside Barclays Bank, but the whole High St will be closed to traffic with all the shops open and stalls all the way along either side of the street. There'll be music, fair ground rides and who knows what else.

Hope to see you there, but in the mean time, sleep tight.

Goodnight Britain


Fascinating program on BBC One last night - Goodnight Britain - exploring the sleep problems of 5 volunteers, each of whom suffer from a different sleep condition.

Comic at times (Sheila's Victoria Sponge making at 3am) to tragic at others (Gwen hasn't had a good night's sleep for 30 years), it's a real eye-opener (sorry) into the problematic world of sleep.

Having made the diagnoses last night, in Episode 2 - on at 9pm tonight - the sleep experts Dr Kirstie Anderson and Dr Jason Ellis will create a set of treatment plans to help the volunteers sleep better.

Will make for highly interesting viewing...if you missed it, you can catch up on the BBC iPlayer.

Sleep tight.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Insomnia is no laughing matter, but...



What do you get if you cross an insomniac, an agnostic and a dyslexic?

Someone who stays up all night wondering if there really is a dog.

They could clearly benefit from some of our gorgeous Deep Sleep Pillow Spray by This Works

Sleep tight!

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

How to Beat Insomnia & Sleep Easier



The Guardian recently published a good article on how to sleep easier it quotes tips from Professor Colin Espie of the University of Glasgow Sleep Centre as follows :


1. Recognise that "sleep is not a lifestyle choice, it is a biological inevitability. It is very, very powerful, and we need to get it working for us: a person not sleeping well has first and foremost to allow sleep to do its work. Sleep is a process of letting go."
2. Sleep's achilles heel, however, "is our world. Most sleep problems are psychological obstacles that we put in sleep's way. Like all things we should do automatically, when we deliberately try to do them we screw up. Adopt a relaxed, confident approach to sleep, not a neurotic, panic-stricken one. Recognise there's a right and a wrong kind of effort. Your role model is the 'careless sleeper'."
3. Go to sleep only when you feel sleepy and, if anything, shorten the time you try to sleep: "A lot of people put good sleep beyond the achievable simply because they are so worried about not sleeping. Their sleep becomes frayed, even more broken. If I try to read a book in bed, it's never very successful because I go to bed when I'm ready to sleep. It's counter-intuitive, but a shorter sleep often means a better quality of sleep."
4. Put the day to bed long before putting yourself to bed. "A racing mind – what happened today, what's on tomorrow, what will the future hold? – is a huge obstacle to sleep. So take time before bed: go through the day, think about tomorrow, put things in their boxes, make a list. Set your mind at rest."
5. Learn to value relaxation, and if necessary learn specific relaxation techniques. Above all, "Don't try too hard." But, of course, for some that is easier said than done.
Great article and some nice tips. For the full article click here

Friday, November 2, 2012

St Mungo's - helping people to sleep better



I recently came across this London- based homeless charity that I thought is doing a highly worthwhile job and wanted to let more people know about it.

At St Mungo's they say "Our mission is to house, support and care for vulnerable and excluded people who either have been, or are at risk of, sleeping rough and homelessness"

From their 2011/12 review they helped provide housing support to 4500 people and their street outreach team helped 430 people off the streets and into accommodation.

Given our core belief here at The Snoozery that everyone deserves a great night's sleep we think they are doing a great job.

If you want to find out more you can click here.