Living the dream or dreaming of sleep?

Living the dream or dreaming of sleep?

There is no doubt that the pandemic has caused anxiety to surface in a lot people, even those who may not have experienced high levels of stress and anxiety before in their lives. This has led to a disruption in sleep patterns and the quality of sleep that people are getting. With the vaccination roll out in full swing and the roadmap to reopening society laid out, better times are within our reach. But what can you do in the meantime to help you achieve better quality sleep?

Sleep is important for a number of different functions in our bodies as well as key to our overall wellbeing and mental health. We are going to look at each of these in turn and give you some tips on how you can develop a better bedtime routine and relationship with sleep. There are some medical conditions that can contribute to disruptive sleep and it is important that you consult with your GP if you think that you have developed insomnia or other more complex sleep issues.

Most adults need to sleep between 7 and 9 hours an evening, although this will depend a lot on each individual. Here are some of the ways in which good quality sleep benefits us and our lives:

  • Improves productivity and concentration

In order to be able to function during the day and enjoy your favourite activities and work well you need enough sleep for your brain to be able to perform the functions related to concentration, productivity and cognition. Stimulating your mind with your favourite activities and hobbies will help you to keep your mind active as well as allowing your mind to feel tired at the end of the day. This will then help to improve the quality and length of your sleep.

  • Calorie regulation

There is some evidence that good quality sleep allows us to use the calories that we gain from our food in a healthy way, and we have all had that sluggish feeling that comes with lack of sleep that inevitably leads to snacking on unhealthy foods and drinks. Many people have noticed that their diets have become more unhealthy during the last year as they look for comfort from isolation in food. When it comes to improving your sleep you should try and reduce the amount of sugary foods that you have during the day and reduce caffeinated drinks during the afternoon and the evening.

  • Increases energy

Sleep allows our body to process the nutrients that we have gained throughout the day as well as allowing our bodies to heal from the stresses and strains of daily life. It then allows for increased energy, better coordination and better mental functioning the following day. During the last year many of us have become less active during the day, which will have an impact on the quality of your sleep as you may not be tired in the same way as you used to be. It is important to try and get as much exercise as you can. This can simply be ensuring that you get up and have a short walk around your home or garden for a few minutes every hour.

  • Reduces risk of heart disease

One of the main risk factors of heart disease is high blood pressure and lack of sleep can cause this to increase as during rest our bodies can regulate our blood pressure much more easily. If you have a medical condition that causes high blood pressure it is important that you see your GP for further advice and support.

  • Helps prevent anxiety and depression

Many of us have found that the pandemic has led to feelings of loneliness and social isolation which can be compounded by lack of sleep. It can be a vicious circle in that anxiety and depression can cause insomnia and poor quality sleep and lack of sleep can lead to anxiety and depression. One of the ways in which you can help to combat this is to set yourself a daily routine and to get up at the same time each day, plan some activities that you enjoy, eat well, drink plenty of water and then set yourself a bedtime routine. Whilst we are still navigating our way through the government roadmap out of lockdown, it is important that you stay in touch with friends and family in any way you can, such as WhatsApp and Skype calls. This connection with others helps to improve our mood and helps to reduce the feelings of loneliness and isolation.

During the pandemic many of our residents have been thankful for the community that is built around them, allowing them to keep in touch with their neighbours and reducing some of the loneliness that they have felt being isolated from their families. These friendships have been invaluable and with our new development, ‘The Ribstons’ well underway we are looking forward to watching this community grow further.

  • Improves immune system

As sleep helps the body to recover from the day, as well as allowing it to repair and regenerate is inevitable that sleep would play a role in a healthy immune system. In order to fully support your immune system you should ensure that you are getting key vitamins and minerals, as well as eating healthily, getting enough sleep and supporting your mental wellbeing.

Here are our top tips on improving your sleep:

  • Get up at the same time every day
  • Plan your day and fill it with activities that you enjoy and set yourself small, achievable goals
  • Eat healthily and make sure that you stayed hydrated throughout the day
  • Exercise for at least 30 minutes per day, this can be a walk around your garden
  • Reduce stress by exercising, taking up a hobby and looking at meditation and mindfulness activities to support you
  • Set a bedtime routine and stick to it – this might include a bath, reading a book by your favourite author, or other self care activities that you enjoy. You should ensure that you do not use a mobile phone or computer at least an hour before you plan to go to bed.

With spring in its early beginnings, lighter, sunnier days are on the horizon and so too is the new beginning of better times ahead.

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Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy governs the manner in which Park Home Life Ltd collects, uses, maintains and discloses information collected from users (each, a “User”) of the website (“Site”). This privacy policy applies to the Site, Social media pages and all products and services offered by Park Home Life Ltd.

We have tried to be brief and clear. We are happy to provide any additional information or explanation.

1. Personal identification information

We may collect personal identification information from Users in a variety of ways, including, but not limited to, when Users visit our site, register on the site, place an order, subscribe to the newsletter, respond to a survey, fill out a form, and in connection with other activities, services, features or resources we make available on our Site. Users may be asked for, as appropriate, name, email address, mailing address, phone number. Users may, however, visit our Site anonymously. We will collect personal identification information from Users only if they voluntarily submit such information to us. Users can always refuse to supply personally identification information, except that it may prevent them from engaging in certain Site related activities.

2. Non-personal identification information

We may collect non-personal identification information about Users whenever they interact with our Site. Non-personal identification information may include the browser name, the type of computer and technical information about Users means of connection to our Site, such as the operating system and the Internet service providers utilized and other similar information.

3. Web browser cookies

Our Site may use “cookies” to enhance User experience. User’s web browser places cookies on their hard drive for record-keeping purposes and sometimes to track information about them. User may choose to set their web browser to refuse cookies, or to alert you when cookies are being sent. If they do so, note that some parts of the Site may not function properly.

4. Data we collect

We may collect the following data from you including personal date:

  1. Name
  2. Contact Information such as email addresses, telephone numbers, home address;
  3. Demographic information such as post code, preferences and interests;
  4. IP address (automatically collected);
  5. Web browser type and version (automatically collected);
  6. Operating system (automatically collected);
  7. In each instance in accordance with this privacy policy.
5. How we use collected information

Park Home Life Ltd may collect and use Users personal information for the following purposes:

  1. To provide information on products or services relevant to the Users enquiry.
  2. Information you provide helps us respond to your customer service requests and support needs more efficiently.
  3. To personalize user experience
  4. We may use information in the aggregate to understand how our Users as a group use the services and resources provided on our Site.
  5. To improve our Site
  6. To process payments
  7. To perform a contract with you

We may use the information Users provide about themselves when placing an order or enquiry only to provide service to that order or enquiry. We do not share this information with outside parties except to the extent necessary to provide the service, including;

  1. To run a promotion, contest, survey or other Site feature
  2. To send Users information they agreed to receive about topics we think will be of interest to them.
  3. To send periodic emails

We may use the email address to send User information and updates pertaining to their order or enquiry. It may also be used to respond to their inquiries, questions, and/or other requests. If User decides to opt-in to our mailing list, they will receive emails that may include company news, updates, related product or service information, etc. If at any time the User would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, we include detailed unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of each email.

6. How we protect your information

We adopt appropriate data collection, storage and processing practices and security measures to protect against unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure or destruction of your personal information, username, password, transaction information and data stored on our Site.

Sensitive and private data exchange between the Site and its Users happens over an SSL secured communication channel and is encrypted and protected with digital signatures.

7. Sharing your personal information

We do not sell, trade, or rent Users personal identification information to others. We may share generic aggregated demographic information not linked to any personal identification information regarding visitors and users with our business partners, trusted affiliates and advertisers for the purposes outlined above. We may use third party service providers to help us operate our business and the Site or administer activities on our behalf, such as sending out newsletters or surveys. We may share your information with these third parties for those limited purposes provided that you have given us your permission.

8. Third party websites

Users may find advertising or other content on our Site that link to the sites and services of our partners, suppliers, advertisers, sponsors, licensors and other third parties. We do not control the content or links that appear on these sites and are not responsible for the practices employed by websites linked to or from our Site. In addition, these sites or services, including their content and links, may be constantly changing. These sites and services may have their own privacy policies and customer service policies. Browsing and interaction on any other website, including websites which have a link to our Site, is subject to that website’s own terms and policies.

9. Changes to this privacy policy

Park Home Life Ltd has the discretion to update this privacy policy at any time. When we do, we will revise the updated date at the bottom of this page. We encourage Users to frequently check this page for any changes to stay informed about how we are helping to protect the personal information we collect. You acknowledge and agree that it is your responsibility to review this privacy policy periodically and become aware of modifications.

10. Your acceptance of these terms

By using this Site, you signify your acceptance of this policy. If you do not agree to this policy, please do not use our Site. Your continued use of the Site following the posting of changes to this policy will be deemed your acceptance of those changes.

11. Your Legal Rights

You have the right to:

Request access to your personal data (commonly known as a “data subject access request”). This enables you to receive a copy of the personal data we hold about you and to check that we are lawfully processing it.

Request correction of the personal data that we hold about you. This enables you to have any incomplete or inaccurate data we hold about you corrected, though we may need to verify the accuracy of the new data you provide to us.

Request erasure of your personal data. This enables you to ask us to delete or remove personal data where there is no good reason for us continuing to process it. You also have the right to ask us to delete or remove your personal data where you have successfully exercised your right to object to processing (see below), where we may have processed your information unlawfully or where we are required to erase your personal data to comply with local law. Note, however, that we may not always be able to comply with your request of erasure for specific legal reasons which will be notified to you, if applicable, at the time of your request.

Object to processing of your personal data where we are relying on a legitimate interest (or those of a third party) and there is something about your particular situation which makes you want to object to processing on this ground as you feel it impacts on your fundamental rights and freedoms. You also have the right to object where we are processing your personal data for direct marketing purposes. In some cases, we may demonstrate that we have compelling legitimate grounds to process your information which override your rights and freedoms.

Request restriction of processing of your personal data. This enables you to ask us to suspend the processing of your personal data in the following scenarios: (a) if you want us to establish the data’s accuracy; (b) where our use of the data is unlawful but you do not want us to erase it; (c) where you need us to hold the data even if we no longer require it as you need it to establish, exercise or defend legal claims; or (d) you have objected to our use of your data but we need to verify whether we have overriding legitimate grounds to use it.

Request the transfer of your personal data to you or to a third party. We will provide to you, or a third party you have chosen, your personal data in a structured, commonly used, machine-readable format. Note that this right only applies to automated information which you initially provided consent for us to use or where we used the information to perform a contract with you.

Withdraw consent at any time where we are relying on consent to process your personal data. However, this will not affect the lawfulness of any processing carried out before you withdraw your consent. If you withdraw your consent, we may not be able to provide certain products or services to you. We will advise you if this is the case at the time you withdraw your consent.

We do not knowingly collect data relating to children.

No fee usually required You will not have to pay a fee to access your personal data (or to exercise any of the other rights). However, we may charge a reasonable fee if your request is clearly unfounded, repetitive or excessive. Alternatively, we may refuse to comply with your request in these circumstances.

We may need to request specific information from you to help us confirm your identity and ensure your right to access your personal data (or to exercise any of your other rights). This is a security measure to ensure that personal data is not disclosed to any person who has no right to receive it. We may also contact you to ask you for further information in relation to your request to speed up our response.

We try to respond to all legitimate requests within one month. Occasionally it may take us longer than a month if your request is particularly complex or you have made a number of requests. In this case, we will notify you and keep you updated.

12. Contacting us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this site, please contact us at:

Park Home Life Ltd, ORCHARD PARK, Tewkesbury Road, Twigworth, Gloucestershire, GL2 9QP.

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Terms of Use

Use of this Website
Access and use by you of this site constitutes acceptance by you of these Terms and Conditions that take effect from the date of first use. Park Home Life Ltd may at any time revise these Terms and Conditions without notice. It is up to you to regularly review the Terms and Conditions in case there are any changes. Continued use of the Park Home Life Ltd website after a change has been made is your acceptance of the change.

Property Misdescriptions Act 1991
For clarification, Park Home Life Ltd wish to inform prospective purchasers that these sales particulars have been prepared in good faith to give a fair overall view of the home for sale. We have not undertaken a structural survey, nor tested that any of the services, appliances, equipment or facilities are in good working order. Any area, distances or measurements referred to are given as a GUIDE ONLY and should not be relied upon. These details are produced for information only and do not constitute any part of an offer or contract.

If such details are fundamental to a purchase the prospective purchaser should satisfy themselves. All measurements are approximate and should not be relied upon for carpets or furnishings. Photographs within our detailed particulars/brochure may include lifestyle and or local views pictures. Also there may be internal/external photographs including items not included with the home for sale.

External Links
Park Home Life Ltd are not responsible for the content or reliability of any linked websites. Listing should not be taken as endorsement of any kind. Park Home Life Ltd cannot guarantee that these links will work all of the time and have no control over the availability of linked pages.

Law and Jurisdiction
This notice will be governed by and construed in accordance with English law, and any disputes relating to this notice shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England.