Author Archives: Fiona Beckett

The Light Sleeper: Great John Street, Manchester

We’ve decided to rename our hotel and B & B reviews The Light Sleeper to flag up the fact that they’re written from the perspective of someone who might find it hard to get a good night’s sleep away from … Continue reading

Posted in Hotels & B & Bs, The Light Sleeper | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

8 steps that helped to cure my insomnia

High flying lawyer Nicky Richmond reveals the 8 steps she took to overcome her insomnia – only isn’t quite sure which one did the trick. “I’m not sure when my sleep problems started; probably in my thirties when work started … Continue reading

Posted in insomnia, Sleep stories | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Can’t sleep? Blame your gut bacteria!

It’s easy to blame anxieties going round and round in your head for sleepless nights. But the problem could lie not in the revolution of thoughts in your brain but in the churning in your gut, says Patsy Westcott. The … Continue reading

Posted in insomnia, Sleep remedies | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

Review: Ragdale Hall Health Hydro, Leicestershire

The latest of our hotel reviews from the perspective of light sleepers, Patsy blisses out at  Ragdale Hall which she describes as “Northanger Abbey meets the World of Interiors, Bath Spa and posh gym.” The room I stayed in: No. 7, … Continue reading

Posted in Hotels & B & Bs | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Choosing a new mattress

Given that it’s sale time I was going to write something about buying a new mattress when I spotted that blogger Kavita Favelle of Kavey Eats had just bought one. Who better to ask than someone who’s just been through … Continue reading

Posted in Beds & Bedding | Tagged , | Leave a comment

10 ways to sleep better on a plane

Later this week I’m flying to Chile, a trip I’m immensely looking forward to – apart from the overnight plane journey there and back. However hard I try I never seem to manage to sleep for more than a couple … Continue reading

Posted in insomnia, Sleep remedies | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

Power napping – or rather failing to nap – in Berlin

When I was researching sleep programs for a feature recently I discovered the Swissotel Berlin offered a service to sleep-deprived guests so as I was visiting the city for a few days I thought I’d check it out. If you’re … Continue reading

Posted in Hotels & B & Bs, insomnia | Tagged | Leave a comment

Review: Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’ Saisons

You’d expect to sleep well at a luxury hotel like Raymond Blanc’s Manoir aux Quat’ Saisons but, as Thane Price, star of the Big Allotment Challenge reveals, it’s about much, much more than that … The hotel: More hamlet than … Continue reading

Posted in Hotels & B & Bs | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

What’s the ideal sleeping position?

I suppose it’s an indication of little I used to think about sleep that it never occurred to me my sleeping position was in anyway abnormal. I fall asleep on my right hand side then often sleep on my stomach, … Continue reading

Posted in Sleep remedies, Snoring | Tagged | Leave a comment

10 ways to boost your melatonin naturally

Following her introduction to melatonin earlier in the week health writer Patsy Westcott shows how you can do without supplements and boost your melatonin naturally. * Boost melatonin with diet. Put cherries, tomatoes, bananas, pineapples and oats on the menu … Continue reading

Posted in Food & Drink, Sleep remedies | Tagged | 3 Comments