We all know sleep is vital for our physical and mental health. While duration is key, with the sweet spot being around 7–8 hours, sleep quality is often overlooked. Justin Jones, Head of Physiology at Nuffield Health, explains how poor-quality sleep can affect us, and what you can do to improve your sleep.

Updated: Wednesday 21 September 2022

Published: Monday 11 October 2021

These cognitive behavioural therapy techniques retrain your body and mind to sleep well at night. Brendan Street explains the basic formula.

Updated: Wednesday 21 September 2022

Published: Wednesday 5 October 2016

Taking these simple steps to improve your sleeping environment could rid you of restless nights.

Updated: Wednesday 21 September 2022

Published: Friday 25 November 2016

Exercise can have a positive impact on your sleep quality, if done correctly. Physiologist Michael Dymond explains.

Updated: Wednesday 21 September 2022

Published: Friday 25 November 2016

Sleeping well is essential for your health and wellbeing, but many of us struggle to get quality sleep. Physiologist Jade Wells provides her tips for having a good night of restorative sleep.

Updated: Wednesday 21 September 2022

Published: Monday 8 August 2016

Getting a good night's sleep isn't just about having energy for the day ahead, it has real effects on your health. Physiologist Jade Wells explains.

Updated: Wednesday 21 September 2022

Published: Monday 8 August 2016

Good quality sleep could be the secret to retaining your looks.

Updated: Tuesday 14 June 2022

Published: Monday 12 September 2016

It’s estimated sleep apnoea goes undiagnosed in as many as 5% of adults in the UK. The difficulty of course, is it only happens while you sleep. Here are six signs to wake up to.

Updated: Tuesday 7 June 2022

Published: Friday 29 July 2016

People often focus on quantity and neglect the quality of sleep.

Updated: Tuesday 26 April 2022

Published: Thursday 10 November 2016

A dip in body temperature can help get you off to sleep.

Updated: Tuesday 26 April 2022

Published: Thursday 10 November 2016

Do you get a warm glow at the sight of your sleeping child? Or do you feel frustrated or anxious due to struggles with their sleep routine? Brendan Street, Professional Head of Emotional Wellbeing at Nuffield Health and Ekta Mansukhani, Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist, share their seven tips for mastering this common challenge.

Updated: Tuesday 12 April 2022

Published: Friday 6 September 2019

Getting a good night's sleep is vital for good mental health, so put your phone away and discover how you can get the best night's sleep possible.

Updated: Wednesday 24 February 2021

Published: Tuesday 9 October 2018

Good quality sleep is important for both our physical and emotional health. However, COVID-19 is impacting our ability to obtain quality sleep in a number of ways. Brendan Street, Head of Emotional Wellbeing, provides his top tips for improving your sleep quality.

Updated: Tuesday 9 June 2020

Published: Monday 20 April 2020

If you’ve felt like you couldn’t move during a dream, you may have experienced sleep paralysis. Aidan Innes, Health and Wellbeing Physiologist, explains sleep paralysis and its causes, and offers some tips to help you get a good night's sleep.

Updated: Monday 20 January 2020

Published: Monday 20 January 2020

Physiologist Jade Wells explains why you should pay close attention to your night time noises.

Updated: Tuesday 24 April 2018

Published: Monday 8 August 2016