In recent years it has been increasingly obvious that many of us are not getting enough sleep.
A lack of sleep is involved in healing and repair of your heart and blood vessels. Ongoing sleep deficiency is linked to an increased risk of heart disease, kidney disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, and stroke.
To ensure you have a restful night’s sleep, there are several factors to consider, outlined below in our guide to a good night’s sleep!
Mobile phones, tablets & Tvs can all prevent you from falling asleep, as well as disturb you during the night. If these items must be in your bedroom, make sure they are switched off before bed to help relax your mind & drift off easier.
Complete darkness is ideal for sleeping. When it’s dark our bodies release melatonin which helps relax the body & fall asleep. Invest in blackout curtains in your bedroom to ensure no lights from outside creep in.
An ideal temperature for sleeping is around 16-18°C for adults. During warmer months having a window open to circulate fresh air is ideal.
Any loud, sudden or continuing noises can easily interrupt your sleep. If you can easily hear outside noise, it is worth investing in some ear plugs.