Sleeping is suppose to be easy. You get tired, go to bed and wake up feeling refreshed and ready to face the day. But sometimes, regardless of how much you try, you just cannot keep your eyes closed. Do you get enough sleep? Many don’t.
10 Things You Need to Know About Sleep reveals the reasons behind why so many of us find it difficult to nod off, and offers genuine methods on the best ways to get a good night’s sleep.
The video uses a series of experiments to help those us who are insomniacs desperate to get some shut eye, help travellers beat jet lag, and see if there is anything that can be done to stop loud and persistent snorers.
Chef Aldo Zilli discovers how the food we eat affects our sleep, while volunteers in a sleep laboratory test the effects of alcohol and coffee on the rhythm of sleep.
Yachtswoman Dee Caffari learns the best time to take a nap and catch up on lost sleep, while journalist Dominik Diamond finds out that less sleep can help an insomniac break bad habits.
Joe Swift from Gardeners World tries out some herbal sleep remedies, and comedian Russell Kane checks out techniques that can reduce the stress that keeps him awake at night.
Kate takes a hot bath before bed and discovers the surprising secret to a good night’s sleep, as well as how a trick of the light can both wake you up and keep you asleep.