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Low quality Sleep

The High Cost of Low Quality Sleep

How much sleep do you get? Despite being asked this a lot, most people give a pretty vague answer. A lack of a solid sleep schedule means that most of us aren’t really tracking the length of our sleep. Sure, some of us have a set bed time, but how often do we habitually stick to this?   All sorts of things keep us up past the bedtime we set for ourselves: the kids; stress at work; large meals late at night; working in a shift-based role; social events; too much alcohol; and that Netflix show everyone at work is...
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8 of Our Favourite Spa Resorts for the Ultimate Night’s Sleep

Let’s face it, 2020 wasn’t the most relaxing year for most of us, and if you’re anything like me, it was probably a big shock to the system being unable to travel to see loved ones or unwind and explore a new environment.   The team at Dormu hopes 2021 will see everyone safe and healthy, and once we’re able to travel freely, it’s (certainly) time for everyone to seriously pamper themselves! With that in mind, and in no particular order, here are my top 8 recommendations for spa resorts to visit as the nomadic nature of humans returns.  ...
Need more sleep

Do Women Need More Sleep Than Men?

Countless scientific studies suggest women’s total sleep duration is longer than men’s, 11 minutes longer to be exact. This article explores the possible reasons for this as well as exploring why women actually have a lower quality sleep much than men, despite the additional minutes. Do females need more sleep than males?   An oft-cited study, conducted by Jim Horne, the former Director of UK Sleep Research Centre, found that women needed 20 minutes more sleep than men each night.   The reason for this, as controversial as it may sound, is that the female brain is more likely to...
Morning Person

A Beginner’s Guide to Becoming a Morning Person

As a former ‘night owl’ I’d spend the last few hours of my day watching Netflix, telling myself it’s okay to watch just one more episode. “You’ve earned it,” I’d smugly think to myself, “you’ll still be able to get enough sleep before work tomorrow and you don’t need that much sleep to function anyway”.   The following morning, I’d hit snooze a few times before getting out of bed at the absolute last minute to get ready in time for work. I’d show up at the office, groggy, with bags under my eyes, and very grumpy, not wanting to...