Earlier this week, we found a very interesting article by House Beautiful Magazine, suggesting why you may not be sleeping!!! If you haven’t seen it, here is what it said….
In a survey of 1000 UK adults aged 18-64 carried out for The Fine Bedding Company:
34% said they watched boxsets or TV programmes in bed over the internet
31% checked social media feeds
17% checked emails or worked
11% did some online shopping
The average amount of time spent in bed before going to sleep was 52 minutes, and 56 percent said they weren’t satisfied with the amount of sleep they get every night
Scientists have spotted a link between the ‘blue-light’ emitted from mobile phones and computers and our inability to get to sleep. Light at the blue end of the spectrum suppresses the production of the sleep hormone melatonin, and 40 per cent of the people in the survey admitted that their electronic device was the last thing they put down before going to sleep.
So reading on, the article gave 5 suggestions, as how we all can get better sleep!!
1. Reduce the amount of ‘blue-light’ you’re exposed to at least 30 minutes before bedtime – turn off any screens and avoid anything that over-stimulates, like TV.
2. Make the room as dark as possible – perhaps even try using blackout blinds. This helps to increase levels of our ‘sleep’ hormone melatonin.
3. Keep it cool. Your room should be no warmer than 18C for a comfortable night. Try a smart thermometer on your radiator to control the temperature
4. Choose the right bed linen – cool cotton sheets and the right weight of duvet. For instance, The Fine Bedding Company’s Breathe duvet, from £45 for a single, has a unique climate control action to keep you at the right temperature throughout the night.
5. Wake yourself up with light. Perhaps invest in a ‘daylight’ alarm clock, such as the Lumie Bodyclock Starter 30 Wake Up Light from Feel Unique, £59.95, which mimics the sunrise as you’re gently woken up.