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.
"One day, I thought to go back and look at his ultrasound pictures," Michael's mom said. "I saw that one and was like, 'OMG! He sleeps just like that now!'"
A new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) led by Sara Mednick, an assistant professor of psychology at the University of California-Riverside, found that the benefits of sleep can be reaped not just from your night-time sleep, but from a good day-time nap too. If ever there was a reason to take a day time disco nap? According to Sara Mednick, the nap group performed 40 per cent better because of the increased rapid eye movement time they got thanks to the shut eye.
If you have a restless tot who cries himself to sleep, researchers suggest you should let him. In a recent study published Tuesday in the journal Pediatrics, Australian researchers found that allowing babies to “cry it out” can help babies fall asleep sooner and sleep more soundly throughout the night. The study randomly divided 43 sets of infants and parents into three groups – “graduated extinction,” “bedtime fading” and a control group.
Following reports of victims passing out in schools, at home, and even on a motorcycle, and sometimes failing to snap out of it for days at a time, scientists descended on the 600-person village of Kalachi. Plus the mine is inactive, so where’s the carbon monoxide coming from?