The secret to a great night's sleep

Sleep Study

Woman on bed

Here at Silentnight we consider ourselves true sleep experts. To keep us at the forefront of understanding sleep and the benefit sleep brings to each and everyone of us, we ensure we continually invest in researching consumer behaviour and sleeping habits to help us understand sleep.

The effects of a bad night's sleep

Your health

According to our recent research, the UK is turning into a nation of zombies, as almost 35 million admit to feeling 'shattered' with zero lust for life.

Our Silentnight Sleep Study found that despite being fully aware of how important a good night's sleep is, a massive three quarters (75 per cent) are not getting your recommended eight hours - and this is impacting on your work, health and relationships.

But Silentnight is aiming to get the nation back on its feet and sleeping well again, encouraging a great night's sleep for all. We know all about sleep and you and our commitment to product innovation means as the UK's leading bed manufacturer, we are determined to provide mattresses for all the nation to get a good night's sleep.

Your mood

Our Silentnight Sleep Study reveals many of us are victims to others' tired and irritable behaviour through lack of sleep. 

Here at Silentnight, we know how important sleep is and want to help make all our daily commutes and routines as easy as possible by providing a range of comfortable mattresses for all different types of sleepers, to have a good night's sleep. After all, 80 per cent of people sleep better on a new mattress.

Reasons behind disturbed sleep

SOB: 'Side Of Bed' syndrome leaves two thirds struggling to sleep

According to our Silentnight Sleep Study, 47 million Brits are so psychologically attached to their side of the bed, that they're unable to sleep just centimetres away. Two thirds said they were unable, or struggled considerably, to sleep on the 'wrong' side of the bed.

One in four quizzed admitted they have to follow a strict bedtime routine before they can get to sleep; this was higher with women with one in three having a set routine to follow before hitting the hay.

Nearly half (45 per cent) will obsessively double check that the house is locked up and a quarter will double check that all the appliances are off. One in six also takes the time out to prepare their clothes ready for the next day.

41 per cent of people struggle to find restful sleep because they're too hot, while a quarter (24 per cent) are kept awake by street noise and one in ten (9 per cent) will be kept awake by their uncomfortable mattress.

Top of the list for helping us to nod off is reading with 40 per cent of the nation turning to a book to help send them on their way, and a quarter will watch TV until they finally drift off.

Work Worry Weariness

One in four lie awake at night worrying about work, with 25-34 year olds being the biggest work worriers, with one in three (35 per cent) blaming work worries for their lack of sleep.

One in nine (13 per cent) wakes up in a panic throughout the night worrying they'll miss their early work alarm while one in ten (11 per cent) will check work emails before finally switching off for the night.

Tweet Dreams

Surprisingly only one in ten still try to count sheep as a means of getting to sleep meanwhile nearly one in four (23 per cent) turn to technology, hitting social networks for any late interaction and gossip, surfing the net and playing on apps shunting sheep for tweets.

A new bed can be the secret to a great night's sleep

Diamond bed

Our ongoing consumer sleep trials speak for themselves ...

Getting to sleep
Fell asleep within 10 mins
Old bed New bed
55% 71%
Staying asleep
Woke in the night
Old bed New bed
71% 49%
Waking up
Feeling rested and ready to go
Old bed New bed
20% 74%

At Silentnight, we know the secret to a great night’s sleep

You have the total reassurance of knowing you are choosing a quality product from the UK’s biggest bed manufacturer with 70 years of bed making heritage