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What Lies Beneath: Mattress Myths Demystified

When it comes to buying a mattress, there's a whole load of competing advice, opinions and marketing that can end up confusing the average shopper. In this post we're demystifying the major mattress myths and taking a look at what lies beneath you.

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Do Dreams Really Mean Anything?

Weird, scary or downright fantastical, we've all had dreams that feel like they contain a deeper message. But does dreaming of falling really mean something’s wrong in your life? Or is it just your brain's way of making sense of the day?

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Tips On Moving From a Cot to a ‘Big Kid Bed’

The transition from cot to ‘big kid bed' is a huge milestone for toddlers. Here are our tips on choosing a kids mattress and making the move as easy as possible.

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Why An Afternoon Nap Should Be On Your Daily To-Do List

At Sleeping Duck we're all about getting a good night's sleep. But we know sometimes it's hard to get in your full eight hours every night, leaving you feeling sluggish when afternoon rolls around. When that happens, most people grab a coffee (or sugar) boost to get through the rest of the day. But research […]

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Ask An Expert: Getting a Good Night’s Sleep No Matter Your Size

Finding the right mattress can sometimes be like finding the light switch in the dark. And if you're a larger person, you'll have some unique requirements when it comes to choosing a mattress that can make the search even more difficult.

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The Most Annoying Noises Keeping You Awake At Night

Picture this: It's 1am and you're trying to get to sleep. You've got a new job interview tomorrow and you want to be bright and perky for it. But you. Just. Can't. Sleep. All you can hear is the incessant sound of a…

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Don’t Forget, Go To Sleep (Why Sleep Is Essential For Memory)

If you've ever stayed up all night cramming before a big test at uni, you'll know that sleep is often the first thing we sacrifice when we have a lot to do. While we all know that sleep is important for our health and wellbeing, surely forgoing it every now and then to speed-read through […]

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Give The Gift of a Good Night’s Sleep

Ah sleep. Ask just about anyone what they'd really like this Christmas and we're sure more shut eye is right on the top of their wishlist. Unlike a new bike, more sleep isn't something that can just be pulled out of Santa's sack to be unwrapped on Christmas morning. But thanks to these nifty gadgets […]

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Are Cheese Dreams Real? Sleeping Duck Investigates

We're sure just about every cheese lover has had a heated discussion about whether eating cheese before bed has any affect on their sleep. Most of us are guilty of popping a piece of creamy brie or sharp cheddar into our mouths in the hours after dinner. And we've long been convinced that this action […]

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How much sleep do I need?

Everyone loves a new piece of research and the Sleeping Duck team is no different, especially when it deals with our favourite topic – sleep! So now we know how much sleep we need. The National Sleep Foundation has released a new study^ for the right amount of sleep people should be getting each night.

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