Brits advised on getting a good night''s sleep
Brits planning to get a good night's sleep have been advised of some of the most important factors they should be aware of.
Relaxation coach Andrew Johnson stated the main causes of individuals failing to get the proper amount of rest each night can be broken down into five main reasons.
The primary reason Mr Johnson gave for a lack of sleep among Brits was the fact that many consume high-caffeine drinks late into the evening, meaning their natural sleep cycle is disrupted by the stimulant effect of these beverages.
Indeed, people who wish to get a good night's rest are advised by the Sleep Council to have a hot milky beverage instead of a usual caffeinated drink, as this is more likely to promote drowsiness and a restful night's sleep.
Mr Johnson also noted that watching the news after 18:00 can make people agitated and this is not conducive to relaxation, while eating late at night can keep people awake for longer.
Individuals who do eat in the evening are more likely to miss out on restful sleep, as their stomach will be working overtime to digest the food they have consumed and this can be a significant factor in keeping people awake for longer.
Furthermore, people looking to have a restful night should be prepared to change their mattress
every few years, with Mr Johnson noting that Brits will regularly change their car, their clothes and even move house, but they will keep the same mattress for decades.
He commented: "Really you need to replace your mattress every three or four years - that is what the mattress manufacturers will tell you, but I [also] think it is a very good [piece of advice]."
The final tip from Mr Johnson related to the need to remove distractions from the bedroom in order to create a peaceful and relaxing environment. This means taking out electrical items like TVs and games consoles, as well as decorating the room with relaxing shades that are more likely to promote a good night's rest.
Posted by Elizabeth Mewes