It’s that time of year again; March is National Bed Month. Here at Lee Longlands, we want everybody to be able to get a great night’s sleep, but we know just how difficult this can be for some people.
According to a report released by The Sleep Council, only 30% of all Britons get the recommended amount of sleep each night (7-9 hours), which means 70% of us struggle to get the quality sleep we really need. There are a number of things that keep us awake – uncomfortable beds, disturbances from partners and night sweats just to name a few.
Do you have a healthy sleep cycle? And if not, do you understand the importance of good sleep?
Believe it or not, it is extremely important to get a good night’s sleep. As we all know, getting the right amount of quality sleep will stop you from feeling tired throughout the day. But aside from the obvious, there are a lot of other things that sleep effects.
Emotional Well-Being – Good sleep plays a big role in your emotional well-being. A lack of quality sleep can lead to a number of issues, potentially making you feel angry, upset or stressed. As sleep helps to rest the brain, you may also feel as though you can’t concentrate or remember certain things after a bad night’s sleep.
Physical Health – Sleep is also very important for your physical health. Believe it or not, sleep plays a part in healing your heart – reducing the risks of strokes, heart & kidney diseases and diabetes, so you can see just how important it really is!
Daytime Function – People function better when they are well rested. Trying to live out your day without a decent night’s sleep can be difficult. When you’re tired your reactions are slower, you can get easily confused and often make more mistakes. This can be negative generally, making you poorly perform at work or school. But it can even be dangerous, slow reactions, a lack of concentration and the chance of falling asleep can have detrimental effects when you are driving or performing other potentially dangerous activities.
So hopefully now you get a better look at the importance of making sure you get the right amount of good quality sleep each night. There are a number of things you can do to improve your night’s sleep, and we will be bringing them to you throughout the month.
As we’ve previously said, at Lee Longlands we believe everybody should have the right to feel well rested, but we understand how difficult it can be for some people. You may feel like you’ll never achieve a good night’s sleep but there are a lot of things you can do to improve your sleep quality.
Throughout the course of National Bed Month 2017, the team here at Lee Longlands will be providing you with a series of tips to getting a great night’s sleep. Every Monday throughout the duration of March our social channels will feature bed and sleep related advice on how you can improve the quality of your sleep – so stay tuned!
Are you struggling to sleep and you’re certain the reason is an uncomfortable bed? 33% of Britons have this problem. Maybe your mattress or bed frame is uncomfortable, or your bed is too small and you are being disturbed by a partner throughout the night?
If you’re struggling to sleep because of your bed, why not take a look at Lee Longlands’ range of beds, bedding and mattresses for sale and treat yourself to a better night’s sleep.