New research has found that going to bed at exactly 10pm,
wearing pyjamas and enjoying a cup of tea beforehand are simple
recipes for a good night's sleep.
Psychologists and other scientists who study the causes of sleep
disorders generally believe that physiological systems and health
problems are the main cause of sleepless nights. Stress and a lack
of activity through the day can prevent the brain from being able
to shut down at night, leading to restlessness in the day and
The study of 2,000 people was carried out by Bedeck showed how
most people enjoy at least two hours and seven minutes of 'down
time' before going to sleep.
"The actual time people are going to bed is important, with most
people ensuring they get a healthy eight or nine hours a night,"
says Tania Johnston, spokeswoman for Bedeck.
"It would be great to know that if you followed a certain string
of events, and approached bed time in
the same way every night, you would be guaranteed a wonderful
Posted by Elizabeth Mewes