The benefit of sleep
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How to fall asleep faster

Sealy South Africa shares four tips If you are frustrated with falling asleep, you aren’t alone. It’s estimated that more than 30% of the general population have the same problem. For adults over the age of 60, insomnia affects almost one in every two people! This is according to a…

Myths about Sleep

Myths about Sleep

When it comes to sleep there is no shortage of ‘experts’ who are willing to share their views and theories. Unfortunately, while many of them can be taken with a pinch of salt, some are potentially dangerous. So to set the record straight we’ve compiled a short list of the…

Sleeping outdoors

The link between Sleep & Mood

Insufficient sleep not only negatively affects your physical health, it impacts your mood and mental health as well. Sleep experts recommend we get between 7 to 9 hours of sleep a night. But length of sleep is not the only thing to consider, the quality of sleep is just as…

RESEARCH

Unpacking the power nap or how long is a nap in Rapid Eye Movements?

Something the great thinkers of history have always known ... the power nap is the interval training of sleep. It provides much greater benefits that the time invested. So long as you don’t close your eyes for too long. It’s a very precise science. It varies by person, but around 15 minutes is held to be ideal.

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Did you know?

Fun Facts

1. Catatonic

First coined in the the early 1700s when a noteable wit remarked that after a speaker had taken such care to avoid straying anywhere near interest or enthusiam, the only tonic he could conceive was that he had slept with the abandon and pleasure of his cat … he was catatonic

2. Sleeprunning

Johnathan Muir is famous for his 1972 marathon. He had always walked in his sleep, but on the day of his marathon his alarm failed, but he walked in his sleep to the start and ran the full marathon fast asleep (and fortunately in pajamas). Sadly he hadn’t attached his race number and so his actual time is not officially recognised.

Kids' Corner

How children sleep

and why it is so different at different ages

Revved up. Let down. Energised. Exhausted. Children’s cycles are so much fast than ours. They consume energy at an astounding rate and they need to replenish it much more often. They’re always over 4000rpm and they need to full the tank more often than we do. So be sure to check them into the sleep fuel station at regular intervals.

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