Category Archives: Sleep stories

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

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Sleeping at festivals: tips from a veteran festival-goer

With the summer festival season in full swing you may wonder if you can say goodbye to any prospect of sleep. Not so, says experienced camper Lea Parkyn – though some earplugs will undoubtedly help . . . “I have … Continue reading

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How I sleep: winemaker Randall Grahm

“Not much good news in the sleep dept. – maybe over-stimulated by Stephan’s electric Côte-Rôtie followed by Murakami’s Kafka on the Shore”. The latest subject of our How I Sleep series is the legendary Californian winemaker Randall Grahm of Bonny … Continue reading

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The art of power napping

With talk of nap rooms and hashtags for #bringbackthenap appearing appearing on Twitter, getting a bit of shut-eye during the day is obviously on a lot of people’s minds. Kate Hill is a mistress of the art: “Take a nap. … Continue reading

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How to survive nights with 3 young children

With 3 children under seven a good night’s sleep seems a distant prospect for chef and food writer Claire Thompson. The secret, she says, is not to stress about it … Sleep is overrated.  At least that is what I … Continue reading

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How to get enough sleep with a new baby

One of the toughest times to get enough sleep is with a new baby. Blogger Louise Marston tells how she copes. In the last year I have become a lot more familiar with 4am than I ever hoped to be. … Continue reading

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How I sleep: Allan Jenkins

Being an early riser myself I’m always interested to see who’s up and about at the same time. One is Allan Jenkins, editor of Observer Food Monthly who’s always posting beautiful pictures of flowers in his garden as he wanders … Continue reading

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Is bedroom clutter interfering with your sleep?

In the first of a series of guest posts or ‘sleep stories’ as we like to call them TV presenter Aggie MacKenzie looks at the impact of clutter on a good night’s sleep . . . “We all have clutter … Continue reading

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