Research shows that more and more of us are not getting enough sleep. In fact, 33% of us get by on less than 6 hours slumber a night!
Given that a lack of sleep can cause problems with our mental and physical health, it’s worth establishing a few new ground rules for a better night’s sleep.
Three steps to a great night’s sleep
Step 1 – Log Off to Nod Off
Technology in the bedroom is a no no if you want to catch up on those essential Zzzzz’s. Smartphones, laptops, tablets and TVs are all major culprits for keeping us awake at night.
We know that technology stimulates the brain and body – the opposite of what we want to happen at bedtime. Increased brain activity, raised cortisol levels and reduced melatonin levels all contribute to sleep stealing.
Remember – switch off those gadgets to prevent getting overtired from being ‘over wired’!
Step 2 – Set the Scene for Better Dreams
It’s not just the ‘racing mind’ that’s causing the Nation’s sleeplessness. Bodily discomfort, noise, partner disruption, room temperature and light levels are all factors affecting our shuteye.
Our bedroom should be an oasis of calm and tranquility; an uncluttered place to retreat and devote to the land of dreams.
Maintaining the right temperature and light, free from distractions and gadgets, and housing a welcoming, supportive bed; these are all key ingredients to getting the perfect night’s kip.
Step 3 – Bigger Beds are Better
Partner disturbance is often cited as a reason for our lack of sleep. Considering a standard size UK double bed gives each person a bed width the size of a baby’s cot, is it any wonder we’re sleeping like a tot – or not, as the case may be!
It’s fair to say larger beds are more comfortable, and we are less likely to disturb one another when we’ve enough room to spread out and turn in bed.
A King Size Bed or Super King is ideal for a sleeping couple and definitely worth the investment.
A Better Sleep Deal!
Here at Dalzell’s we make your sleep our priority. With over 500 beds in stock we’re sure you’ll find one to suit your needs and, as with all Beds and Mattresses at Dalzells, there’s Free Delivery* across N. Ireland and Counties Monaghan, Louth and Dublin. Free Recycling of your old bed and Free Pillows, too! So, don’t delay! Call, Email or Visit Us in-store today – We’ll make it well worth your while!
*Delivery throughout the rest of Ireland is readily available for just £29.99 – Daily services to Dublin and Belfast