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Whatever happened to breakfast in bed?

Whatever happened to breakfast in bed?

  Every special occasion used to start with breakfast in bed, whether that meant champagne and fresh orange juice or a rack of inexpertly cut toast. Fallen out of fashion These days, breakfast in bed seems to have fallen out of fashion and eating in bedrooms has apparently become the sole preserve of unsociable teenagers. We are not sure why this happened, but we do think it is time to bring back this most self-indulgent of treats – the perfect antidote to rushed snacks and takeaway coffee eaten on the train, or (gasp!) no breakfast at all.   To take...

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Top tips for a great night’s sleep

Top tips for a great night’s sleep

There is nothing more frustrating than sleeping badly and waking up feeling too tired to cope with the day ahead. We have put together some tips to help. Rhythm not blues: our top tip is to get into a routine with bedtime. We sleep best if we get into a rhythm of always going to bed and getting up at the same times, even at weekends! Start your ‘wind down’ routine an hour before bedtime to make sure you are relaxed and in the right frame of mind for sleep to arrive naturally. Control that climate: if you are not...

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Is ‘early to bed, early to rise’ a fact or a myth?

Is ‘early to bed, early to rise’ a fact or a myth?

You are bound to have heard the expression: ‘Early to bed, early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise.’ The rhyme itself was popularised by Benjamin Franklin, one of the founding fathers of the USA, in the 18th century, but apparently we’ve been giving out this advice since around 500BC! Is it actually true, though, or a myth? There have been several scientific studies conducted over the years, with ‘early to bed’ being defined as before 11pm, and ‘early to rise’ as before 6.30am. Unfortunately, it appears that the time you go to bed has little impact on...

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