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7. Useful Links

We’ve covered a lot in this resource, but you may still have some burning questions you’d like answered. We’ll do our best to find a solution with the following:

FAQs

Are naps good or bad for your sleep pattern?

Naps have the potential to be both good or bad for a person’s overall sleeping habits. If a snooze is scheduled in for the middle of the day, and lasts roughly 20 minutes, it will refresh you without impacting your nocturnal rhythm.

However, if you take a nap in the evening it can disrupt your regular flow and rhythm. Naps generally make you feel more alert and awake – something you won’t want late at night.

Do sleep apps work?

Some sleeping apps have been championed in recent years as a tool to help you track patterns. These do a decent enough job, but are ultimately going to make you overthink things in the long term. Let sleep be as natural as possible, and don’t try to regimentally analyse every aspect of it.

What position is best to lie in for sleep?

There’s no right or wrong answer to this question. It’s dependent on what you personally find the most comfortable. Arguably the most popular position is the foetal pose – curled up with one or both knees tucked towards the chest.

My partner snores and it’s affecting me. What can I do?

People often overlook snoring as just one of those things in a relationship. While it can start off that way, it has the potential to turn into a genuine issue if it persists. If this is the case, you might be wise to get in contact with the British Snoring and Sleep Apnoea Association. They should be able to provide you with a solution.

How long will I be sleep deprived as a new parent?

How long is a piece of string? There’s no set date when a child will suddenly stop waking up in the middle of the night – but you should theoretically see this phase come to an end by the 18-month period at the latest. If you’re struggling badly during this time, it’s important to remember it won’t last forever. Soldier through, and reap the rewards once they finally get a full night.

Additional resources

We’ve covered a lot in this resource, but you may still have some burning questions you’d like answered. We’ll do our best to find a solution with the following:

Sunday Phone
Sunday Chat