We all own a bed!
How long have you been sleeping on the same mattress?
In the UK information on sleeping and beds is available from the Independent Sleep Council who state that 50% of people get 6 hours, or less, sleep in a night. They add 80% of people have disturbed or inadequate sleep.
It is a fact that couples benefit from sleeping in a larger bed. If you have the space, Sleeptime Blackpool recommend a King Size bed.
Sleep loss could amount to a long-term health hazard. Research found that a new bed improved sleep quality by 62% and sleep comfort by 70.8%, and reduced back pain by 55.3% and back stiffness by 50.7% over a four–week period. We also found that lower back pain was much more prominent for those sleeping on cheaper beds and older beds.
If you sleep in ‘what you consider to be’ an uncomfortable bed it is likely you will have one hour less sleep than a person that considers their bed comfortable.
The bed will offer less support and deteriorate due to natural wear and tear from body weight and movement along with sweat and debris such as skin, scales and hair.
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Data on stress, sleep & beds
Latest data, extricated from a recent study, deals with the relationship between stress and sleep. In a survey conducted by the Better Sleep Council, the consumer education arm of the International Sleep Products Association, 65% of people said they are losing sleep due to stress, 32% are losing sleep at least one night per week and 16% are experiencing stress–induced insomnia. While we know that stress can interfere with sleep, it also is probable that lack of sleep contributes to stress.
Based on this theory, we had our study participants complete a stress questionnaire while sleeping on their old beds and again after a month of sleeping on the new bedding. We found that both stress behavior and symptoms were greatly reduced. Additionally, a follow–up after six months indicated that the stress levels remained as low as or lower than those recorded a month after the introduction of the new mattresses.
Our findings overall strongly suggest that new bedding systems can significantly improve selected sleep variables and that continuous and sustained sleep quality may be dependent on timely replacement of bed sets.