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What is Sleep Paralysis?

Sleep paralysis describes a temporary state of immobility in which you may feel awake but cannot move. It is estimated that 75% of sleep paralysis episodes involve hallucinations and, sometimes, it can feel like someone is in your bedroom or that there is a great pressure on your chest. While it can be a frightening [] …

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Why Is REM Sleep Important?

REM sleep is perhaps the most important stage of the dream cycle. During it, the brain is active in a very similar way to when you’re awake, and for this reason, is sometimes also known as paradoxical or desynchronised sleep. REM sleep is crucial for the brain’s development and processing at the end of a [] …

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Sleep Disorders Explained

Often elusive, sleep disorders are complex to understand and treat. Here we explain what some of the most common and well-known sleep disorders are, their symptoms, potential causes and how people affected go about treatment. Insomnia One of the more common sleep disorders, symptoms of insomnia are struggling to go to sleep even though you’re [] …

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Sleep In Lockdown: The Stats

Mattressman has recently conducted a survey in order to find out how COVID-19 lockdowns have affected our sleep quality, patterns and habits. Our statistics were based on the answers from 700 respondents and revealed that lockdowns have worsened our sleep across these areas. Take a look at our infographic below to find out more When [] …

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National stop snoring week

Today sees the start of National Stop Snoring Week, a weekdedicated to raising awareness and reminding people who suffer from the condition that they needn’t lose out on sleep because of it. Snoring can actually be treated very effectively. Snoring is caused when excess tissue in the throat vibrates whilst breathing in our sleep, and [] …

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