14 Nov

How to Get a Good Night’s Sleep in the Wintertime

In wintertime, when the days are getting shorter and the nights are getting longer, many people find it hard to get a good nights sleep in the wintertime.

The NHS recommends an average adult should have in the area of seven to nine hours sleep each night. However various factors, such as stress, depression, loud noises and even the temperature of the room may disrupt your sleeping pattern. If you suffer from winter cold or flu symptoms it could actually keep you awake. In fact, it has been reported sleep disorders are more common at this time of year when the temperature drops. There are steps you can take though to curtail the signs of insomnia in wintertime and wake up refreshed in the morning.

Stay Cool And Sleep In Hot Weather

Among the various reasons why people may find it more difficult to get to sleep at this time of year may have a meteorological basis, as well as the effects changes in the weather may have on a person’s routine and their wellbeing. It is a well-known fact we require sunlight to produce the chemical in the body called melatonin, which controls how well we sleep and how long. So, in the wintertime, when it gets dark early and people tend to stay indoors more, we don’t get exposed to as much sunlight, you can experience a dip in the production of melatonin which can affect your sleep. It is therefore advised you take in as much natural light as you can while the sun is up. Try not to spend all your time indoors and go outside during the daytime. Experts also recommend you open your blinds or curtains as soon as you wake up in the morning and dim your lights at night-time to expedite the production of melatonin before turning in.

Another important aspect of having uninterrupted sleep in the winter is the temperature. It sees an obvious rise in the use of artificial heaters to hold back the cold, although these heaters create warm, dry air which can leave you feeling dehydrated. What’s more, if you leave the heating on at night you could wake up with a thirst, experience dry mouth and have trouble falling back to sleep. If you are looking for a good night’s rest, it is advised you try and maintain a cool temperature between 16 to 18 degrees Celsius, You should shut off the heating when you go to bed and cover yourself in bed linens, blankets or duvets made from cotton or wool which are ideal for regulating the temperature of the human body, so you don’t get too warm at night and have problems sleeping.

However, for many, the key to a brilliant night’s sleep in the perfect bed or mattress and we have a magnificent selection available at Beds Glasgow. Take a look around our huge superstore just outside the centre of Glasgow or check us out online, where you are certain to find the bed product of your dreams. Say goodbye to the winter blues for a restful sleep this Christmas with Beds Glasgow.

10 Nov

Survey Reveals Many Scottish Couples Sleep Apart

Survey Reveals Many Scottish Couples Sleep Apart

While most couples enjoy cuddling up in their double or king-size bed, a new survey has found that one in ten people in Scotland find themselves turfed out of their comfy bed to the spare room at least once every month.

Separate Beds

The survey, conducted by DistinctiveChesterfields.com, found that while Scottish people often sleep apart, inhabitants of Yorkshire are the most likely to sleep in separate beds to their partner. In fact, of those questioned, fourteen per cent admitted to sleeping apart in that county.

Back up on this side of the border, the reasons given by Scots for sleeping apart was being unable to sleep due to their partner’s loud snoring, or arguments that caused one person to head to the spare room. When you consider the fact that Scottish couples argue at least once every week, there is definitely a need for more than one bed in the house! A fifth of couples actually admitted to sleeping separately for at least two days after an argument.


Those over the age of fifty-five were more likely to sleep apart for longer, with one-in-six spending three nights apart. Those in the 18-24 age bracket tended to make up before they headed to bed. Reasons for arguments included tidiness of the house, money, driving, and family members. It was revealed that when it came to the tidiness of the house, Scottish couples argued the most.

When looking for an alternative bed for the night, most people headed for the spare room;however, this was closely followed by the sofa. Although this may be hard to believe, a staggering 7.5 per cent admitted to sleeping in the bath!

Comfortable Beds

If you are regularly banished to the spare room because of your partner’s snoring or an argument over how tidy the house is, you should consider one of our many comfortable beds. We have a huge range of affordable beds and mattresses in a variety of styles and sizes. Next time you find yourself in need of another place to bed down for the night, at least you know you will get a good night’s sleep.


1. http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/lifestyle/family-relationships/one-ten-co-habiting-couples-9178478