We've asked our in-house experts for some whys and hows of better sleep. And some of the more weird and wonderful suggestions may surprise you!
The public is missing out on one night’s worth of sleep each week, according to the Royal Society for Public Health.
We all have trouble sleeping occasionally – perhaps as a result of stress, something traumatic happening in our lives or as a side effect of another health condition or medication. Whether it’s temporary or something you’ve been living with for a while, it’s important to identify what might be causing your sleep disturbance so that you can take steps to help alleviate it. People are all different so a ‘one size fits all’ solution isn’t helpful. Our experts have contributed to this hub so that you can find what works for you.
Dr Mark Winwood, Clinical Lead for Mental Health Services at AXA Health
Shona Vertue is a personal trainer, yoga teacher and creator of the Vertue Method, which combines weighted resistance training and cardio with yoga and meditation. Shona shares her top tips with us on how to improve our quality and quantity of sleep.Read more
Parasomnias are unwanted behaviours or experiences that occur during specific stages of our sleep. Parasomnias can give...Read more
Fatigue can be caused by many factors and these often work in combination. AXA Health Physiologist Jermaine Izukanne looks at the symptoms and causes of fatigue and how we can help banish long-term tiredness for good.Read more
How to deal with disrupted sleep patterns...Read more
Lullabies have lulled all of us since 2000BC...Read more
In conjunction with YouTuber WhispersRed, AXA Health has the pleasure of sharing this one of kind audioscape.Read more
While it’s normal to occasionally experience difficulties sleeping, it’s not normal to regularly have problems getting to sleep at night, to wake up feeling exhausted, or to feel sleepy during the day.Read more
AXA Health Junior Physiologist, Lauren Davenport, explains how our sleep requirements change over time, and how lifestyle changes can help improve your sleep at all ages.Read more
If we want to stay well, we need to recognise the importance of sleep as a key component of a healthy lifestyle, in the same way we might our diet, fitness and our mental wellbeing. AXA Health senior physiologist, Daniel Craig explains why...Read more
Have you noticed that when you feel good about yourself, you work better?Read more
Associate nutritionist, Georgina Camfield explains the relationship between our diet and how well we sleep and suggests which foods may help – or hinder – a good night’s rest.Read more