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Understanding Your Sleep – New free eBook As Part of Our #Letstalksleep Campaign

May 10, 2023

We are very excited to be launching our adult sleep eBook, Understanding Your Sleep, in partnership with Bed Advice UK today.

As part of our #Letstalksleep campaign, this free downloadable resource will arm you with knowledge, advice, and hints and tips on getting a good night’s sleep.

Following a recent survey we carried out with Censuswide, new data revealed that Brits would much rather turn to TV to help them sleep than seek professional advice: 29 per cent of those surveyed said they regularly tune in to help them drift off, compared to just five per cent who’ll look for proper guidance. 26 per cent said they listen to music, 15 per cent take medication and around one in six (14 per cent) use sleep apps.

The eBook provides resources to support good sleeping habits and follows the success of our Teen and Children’s sleep eBooks, supporting young people and their parents in enjoying a more restful night.

Overall, almost one in five UK adults (16 per cent) say they regularly sleep poorly, with data revealing worry and stress as the most common obstacle to a good night. Close to half (44 per cent) cite this as a factor in them struggling to nod off.

Being too hot or cold (31 per cent) and being disturbed by partners (19 per cent) also rank highly as hinderances to a good night’s sleep.

Meanwhile, more than a quarter of Brits (29 per cent) admit to sleeping on a mattress that is six or more years old, with 14 per cent of all respondents citing an uncomfortable bed or mattress as a factor in them struggling to sleep. Separate research carried out by Bed Advice UK shows that, on average, consumers are replacing their mattresses after around 7 years.

Poor sleep affects all areas of our health and wellbeing, when we don’t sleep well over a prolonged period of time, our bodies don’t have enough time to rest and restore so we start to see that manifest in physical and mental health issues.

While TV can be a distraction, the blue light emitted has a negative impact on our sleep and can mean that we struggle to drift off or, if we do get to sleep, it is not as good quality. Equally, the content can keep you stimulated and awake.

Professional help might not be necessary in all instances, but please do seek support if you are struggling, we are here to help you. We hope that our new eBook will provide adults with the tools and resources UK adults need to improve their sleep.

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To find out more about Bed Advice UK, brought to you by The National Bed Federation, visit here.