21 Jun

Do You Have Trouble Sleeping? You’re Not Alone

There are times when we all have trouble sleeping. You may have a lot on your mind. Are money worries, family problems or stresses at work keeping you awake? Surely, its part of everyday life. No big deal. But, as a matter of fact, sleep disorders are becoming increasingly common in the UK. Just check out the statistics.

Studies say one in three UK adults, approximately 31% of the population, suffer from insomnia, while 16 million people experience sleepless nights. Two out of three people, around 67%, have their sleep disrupted while over 20% only manage five hours sleep at most. Reportedly, almost 50% of the UK adult population feel they do not get enough sleep. The same ratio, almost half, do not even take steps to get a good night’s rest. Despite over 25% claiming improving their sleep is the most important health goal.

All in all, UK adults sleep an average of six hours a night. The National Sleep Foundation advises you get between seven and nine hours for a proper rest.

People adopt many different measures to try and get to sleep. It is reported 13%, just over one in ten, of the adult population, will take sleeping pills. However, that number rises to 19% for those between the ages of 18 and 24 years old.

13%, of the population, may take a nightcap, an alcoholic drink, to help them fall asleep, but it is not recommended. Ironically, drinking before bedtime can backfire and keep you awake.

If you have trouble falling asleep it is advised you try more conventional means. 39% prefer reading late at night to relax while 18% avoid electronic devices. 32% of adults abstain from drinking caffeine after 12 noon to prevent disruptive sleep.

There are so many steps you can take to get a good night’s rest. But for many, the most important is to choose the right bed and mattress and we have an excellent selection available. Say goodbye to restless disruptive sleep by treating yourself to a top-quality mattress from Beds Glasgow. It could set you on course for a new life.