Helping you to sleep better

Welcome to the sleep centre


  • Sleep centre

    Welcome to the sleep centre

    The public is missing out on one night’s worth of sleep each week, according to the Royal Society for Public Health.

    “We all have trouble sleeping occasionally – perhaps as a result of stress, something traumatic happening in our lives or as a side effect of another health condition or medication. Whether it’s temporary or something you’ve been living with for a while, it’s important to identify what might be causing your sleep disturbance so that you can take steps to help alleviate it. People are all different so a ‘one size fits all’ solution isn’t helpful. Our experts have contributed to this hub so that you can find what works for you.”

    Dr Mark Winwood, Director of Psychological Services, AXA PPP healthcare

    • Have you heard of ASMR?

      Have you heard of ASMR?

      One new technique that many people are using to help them get to sleep is ASMR (Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response). You may be surprised by just how many views ASMR videos already get on YouTube!

      We've collaborated with YouTuber WhispersRed to create our very own track, creating a new night sound that can induce relaxation, aiding in longer sleep duration and healthier sleep patterns.








       
    • Which is the ultimate lullaby?

      Who can make the ultimate lullaby – a human or a machine?

      Lullabies have been used, across cultures, since 2000BC to lull us to sleep. Lulling is the process of sending a person to sleep, typically through soothing sounds or movements. It’s most commonly associated with parents singing to babies, but why can’t it be for adults too?

      The next chapter in our Sleep hub answers this question! We’ve produced two lullabies that can be enjoyed by adults or children, to test which one works the best. The difference is one’s been composed and played by humans and one’s been created by an Artificial Intelligence machine.



       
    • Active+

      Active+

      There is no one-size-fits all solution to getting better sleep.

      For some people, simply getting more exercise or consuming less caffeine can make all the difference.

      For others it may be mindfulness or CBT to address an underlying cause, such as anxiety.

      In our online retail shop, Active + we’ve got a range of scented oils, herbal teas and weekend getaways to help you relax and recharge.

      There are also some great Christmas gift ideas like sleep monitors and massage oils.

      Check out our selection of sleep, relaxation and de-stressing products on Active+