Sleeping Better in 2021

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Sleeping Better in 2021

Have you ever woken up and felt like you’ve only just managed to drift off? Have you ever hit your snooze button more than twice in the same morning? Is caffeine the only thing that gets you through the day? If the answer is yes to any of the above, read on... 

 

Sleep is the golden chain that ties health and our bodies together.” — Thomas Dekker

 

Here at Bedkingdom, our consistent dedication to furniture industry knowledge and exceptional customer service ensure we can get you a good night’s sleep! As we all know, this is vital to our health, well-being, and productivity. The health benefits of a good night's sleep include:

 

-Boosting the immune system. 

-Maintaining a healthy heart.

-Improvements to memory.

-Prevent weight gain.

-Better sleep = better mood.

-Lowered risk of diabetes.

-A decreased chance of injuries/accidents. 

 

The amount of sleep we all get is intrinsically linked to our health, a good night’s sleep is just as important as regular exercise and a healthy diet. The amount of rest we all get varies by person but the National Sleep Foundation guidelines advise that healthy adults need between 7 and 9 hours of sleep per night. Babies, young children, and teens need even more sleep to enable their growth and development. People over 65 should also get 7 to 8 hours per night. Anything less than the recommended amount has unfortunately been linked to the following health issues:

 

-Stress,

-Obesity,

-Heart disease,

-Depression,

-Compromised Immune System,

-Decreased sex drive.

 

Here are 5 easy steps to get a better night’s sleep:

 

  1. When it’s time for bed, make sure you make the room as dark as possible. This can be achieved by purchasing effective curtains, blackout blinds or use of an eye-mask.
  2. Keep your bedroom at an ambient temperature. According to the National Sleep Foundation, the optimum bedroom temperature for sleep is about 18.3 degrees Celsius (65 degrees Fahrenheit). *This may vary depending on the person. 
  3. A de-cluttered, clean and tidy bedroom means a de-cluttered and tidy mind! Creating a nice space will allow you to relax more.
  4. Try to use as little technology as possible whilst in bed. Televisions, tablets, and mobile phones cause increased brain activity. If you use the above items, when you do finally close your eyes, your brain is still switched on and working.
  5. Personalise your bedroom. Add family photographs, flowers, plants, and ornaments. Make your bedroom a pleasant, relaxing, and enjoyable place for you.

 

Sleep and your Mental Health

 

Living with a mental health issue can affect how well you sleep. It’s a vicious cycle, as lack of sleep can then have a detrimental effect on your mental health. 

Going to bed and closing your eyes doesn’t necessarily mean you’re resting, sometimes your mind can be working against you. Sleep deprivation can cause anxiety and anxiety can cause sleep deprivation. A suitable bed and mattress will aid you in relaxing.

If you are suffering from anxiety on a nighttime whilst trying to get to sleep, here are some good sleep hygiene tips to follow. Sleep hygiene doesn’t mean a clean bed, it means good habits to follow whilst going to bed.

https://www.sleepfoundation.org/sleep-hygiene

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Sleep and Back Pain

 

Pain caused by your mattress:

An uncomfortable mattress may make it difficult to fall asleep; wake you up in the middle of the night or even too early in the morning. This can lead to insomnia; issues with actually getting out of bed when you need to; irritability and manic episodes. 

https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/sleep-and-tiredness/10-tips-to-beat-insomnia

 

If you suffer from chronic back pain, (persistent or recurring), then we recommend the following orthopedic mattresses:

 

The Classic Ortho 1750 Elite. is a supportive pocket sprung mattress that delivers reliably firm orthopedic support, alongside a deep layer of cotton and soft white fibers which are blended together and aid in controlling body temperature. Another added layer of natural wool is added as soft insulation for added comfort. Below this is a layer of 1750 pocket springs which are designed to move independently and follow your body shape as you sleep, thus, providing superb postural support during the night. 

Below the sumptuous fillings is a layer of 1750 pocket springs, that are designed to move independently and follow your body shape and weight as you sleep, providing superb postural support during the night. 

 

How can Bedkingdom help you?

Here at Bedkingdom, we care about our customers. This means that we source the best possible mattresses to ensure you have a great night’s sleep, coupled with our next-day-delivery service, your great night’s sleep is simply a few clicks away!

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Useful Links

Bedkingdom.co.uk is the UK’s leading online retailer of bedroom furniture products. Our expert staff will offer you advice to ensure your needs are satisfied from placing your order through to delivery. If you require further information about things contained within this article, there are some helpful links below.

www.mind.org.uk

https://bettersleep.org/ 

https://www.thensf.org/

https://www.theinsomniaclinic.co.uk/

 

Sources

https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/sleep-and-tiredness/10-tips-to-beat-insomnia

https://www.sleepfoundation.org/sleep-hygiene

https://www.sleepfoundation.org/bedroom-environment/best-temperature-for-sleep#:~:text=The%20best%20bedroom%20temperature%20for,for%20the%20most%20comfortable%20sleep.

https://www.sleepfoundation.org/how-sleep-works/how-much-sleep-do-we-really-need#:~:text=National%20Sleep%20Foundation%20guidelines1,to%208%20hours%20per%20night.

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