A mum has told how she feared she'd die after she got trapped under her bed for 13 hours. Claire Montello, 39, pulled up her hinged Ottoman style bed to grab her MP3 player from the under bed storage. The mum-of-three was reaching inside
Does what type of brain you have an influence on which side of the bed you sleep on? According to new research, people who sleep on the left side of the bed consider themselves more left-brained and people who sleep on the right side of the bed
Whether chirpy birds are responsible for rudely interrupting your slumber or it’s the repetitive thud of next door’s house party (you wanted a quiet Friday night in), there’s nothing more frustrating than struggling to sleep well.So in honour of World Sleep Day, we’ve tracked down the most raved about products designed to prevent tonight’s tossing and turning.Parents will be pleased to find a blackout blind designed for children (ideal as the nights grow lighter) while a Sweet Dreamers cuddly sheep will help newborns feel safe with built-in heartbeat vibrations to mimic the womb.For those of us burnt out from late-night shifts and desperate for some shut-eye, the sleep-deprived community swears by a cult body lotion found in beauty mecca, Lush. Team with a hot cuppa (we recommend Soft and Sleepy) to bring on the Zzzs.From the most talked about pillow spray on the market to the silky PJs on every fashion devotee’s shopping list, shop this year’s best sleep products.
This was the nightmarish moment a pensioner's foot was bitten by a python as she slept. The gran was completely unaware as a camera filmed the slippery serpent making its way towards her bed. The curious snake got so close that it mistook
When it comes to washing things like our bedsheets, we have all the good intentions. But somehow, the Stranger Things box set, seems to get in the way, and before you know it, changing the bed has slipped right to the bottom of the to-do list. Oops.But could our cleanliness (or lack of) be having a knock on effect of our health?According to some studies it could because not keeping on top of our bed sheet laundry means we’re creating a breeding ground for harmful microbes that can totally make us ill.Philip Tierno, from New York University, told Business Insider that we need to be washing our sheets every week if we want to avoid some seriously icky effects on our health.According to the microbiologist, microscopic life can build up over time within our bed clothes and, eventually, make people sick.In fact, just two weeks of, er, build-up is enough to leave you with a scratchy throat, especially if you suffer with allergies.In other gross news of the day, your unwashed bedding could also be making you sneeze and sniffle more as the microbes are near your face, meaning you’re likely to breathe them in. Bleugh!And your bed sheets aren’t the only household item we should be washing more often than we do. We spoke to cleaning experts Helpling.co.uk, the UK’s leading online platform for booking a cleaner, to reveal some everyday items you need to be washing right now. Like, now, now!Follow us on Instagram and Facebook for non-stop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed, every day. For Twitter updates, follow @YahooStyleUK.Read more from Yahoo Style UK:The 7 sleep mistakes you don’t know you’re makingHow to chop an onion without cryingHave we been storing tomatoes all wrong?
It's not just your wardrobe that needs changing when summer comes! See also: Is it time to buy a new bed? See also: The wrong side of bed is actually a thing... A decent night's sleep means making sure your bed is as comfy as
Turns out there is such a thing as getting out of bed on the wrong side. Find out why in the video above. See also: These foods will help you fall asleep See also: Surprising ways insomnia affects your
Should we be focussing on the quality not quantity of sleep we’re getting? Well, that might just be doable as according to one sleep expert it is actually possible to train your body to need less sleep. Professor Jim Horne, sleep neuroscientist at Loughborough University, claims that most of us can actually make do with just six hours shut eye a night.
Sleep, eye bogies, or if you live in the US eye boogers. According to Tej Johal, optometrist at Maverick and Wolf the icky stuff is actually made up of a bunch of different materials, including mucus and oils, that gather overnight. “Eye discharge is a combination of mucus and oils which gather in your eyes,” he explains.
2016 has been a big year. Forget Brexit and the US Presidential election, the real politics has been going on between the sheets.From innovations in sex toys to men finally taking charge of the contraception, women getting vaginal massages to next generation condoms, this year may have been pretty pants when it comes to life in general, but as far as sex is concerned it's been a bit of a winner.For the past 12 months we've been keeping tabs on everything going on in the bedroom (and out), so we can bring you our recap of the many things that have changed our sex lives in 2016.There’s now a male contraceptive but can men handle the side effects?Why wearing socks in bed could improve your sex life
Time to plug in the hairdryer because going to bed with wet hair will have you waking up with the snots. When you lay your wet hair onto your pillow, friction from tossing and turning in your sleep can temporarily damage your hair. It will then be harder to style when you’re in a rush to leave the house the following morning,” explains Phil Smith, Celebrity stylist and creator of BE GORGEOUS.
As we prepare to rewind our clocks by an hour and rejoice in the hope that this might mean a whole extra hour in bed, we’ve got a bit of news that might just pop your snooze bubble. Thus a 60 minute shift is a massive adjustment to take on board, and can throw our whole sleep pattern out of sync with our body clock,” explains ‘Dave Gibson, Warren Evans’ Sleep Expert. Other sleep experts agree the extra hour can be disruptive.
How often do you wash your bedsheets? Ok so we’d like to be washing our bedsheets more, but what with juggling a job, social life and Netflix subscription CONFESSION! it can take us a while to get round to it, like a few weeks while. According to a recent YouGov poll more than a third of us wait 14 days to wash our sheets, while a super slothy one in ten of us only get round to sticking them in the washing machine every four weeks.
How well you sleep in a relationship isn’t just to do with whether your other half is ridiculously warm or if they’re generous with the duvet. Scientists have found that the psychological nature of your relationship is a huge factor in determining whether or not you get a good night’s kip. Dr. Emre Selçuk, of Middle East Technical University in Turkey, and a team of scientists questioned almost 700 married or cohabiting adults aged 35-86.
We all know how important a good night's sleep is for your health, wellbeing and sanity. But what if noisy neighbours, caterwauling cats, or worries about the day ahead won't let you get a decent amount of good-quality shut-eye? Ten
The reason we always sleep badly in a new bed has been explained by scientists at Brown University [Photo: Rex]