Snoring partner, kids, or stress that keeps you up at night? Well, you may not be the only one.
A recent sleep wellness survey found that up to a quarter of Britons may not be able to get an undisturbed night’s sleep.
Bensons for Beds found that anxiety was the most important thing keeping people awake at night, followed by family stress and physical pain.
Of the 2,500 adults surveyed, nearly four in ten said the anxiety kept them alive, while 34 percent said it was kept by family stress, and 28 percent said the stress at work kept them going until the wee hours of the morning.
Partner snoring was ranked the sixth most likely factor keeping Britons awake, with just 24 percent saying it led to a disturbed night’s sleep, while 21 percent said a bad routine led to a disturbed night.
Depression, sleep during the day, and the sleeping environment were also ranked among the top ten factors that keep people awake.
Lisa Artis, spokeswoman for The Sleep Council, said it was “no surprise that anxiety, stress and snoring partners are among the top 10 things to keep Brits awake”.
“In a world where it is becoming increasingly difficult to ‘switch off’, one should not forget that good health also includes psychological well-being. Stress and anxiety can seriously affect everyday functions – especially a good night kick – and remain the main cause of us staying awake at night.
“We all know the scenario: You are lying in bed worried and afraid. This increases the heart rate and the mind begins to “run”. The brain becomes too alert and stimulated to sleep, which makes it impossible to switch off so that you can sleep. “
Lisa advised the British to develop a good “winding down routine” before bed to relax the mind and body. She said deep breathing techniques or a notebook on the bedside table to write down worries could help you fall asleep.
“If you worry or even write down your to-do list, it can clear your mind,” she said.
“Avoid screen time at least an hour before bed and do something more calming – read, listen to music, or even meditate. And make sure your surroundings are suitable for sleeping – it should be cool, quiet, dark, tidy, device-free, and have a comfortable, supportive bed. “
Stephanie Romiszweski, sleep physiologist at Sleepyhead Clinic, said, “It is so important that we do our best during the day to take care of our minds and bodies. This directly affects the quality of our sleep.
“It is important that you relax properly before bed – but it is less about what you are doing and more about making sure you are satisfied, relaxed and happy!
“See it as your“ you ”time. Remember that waking up regularly is very important, but dictating your bedtime when your body is not ready only exacerbates stress and anxiety and therefore does not make you sleep. “
In addition, the survey found that one in ten adults has a caffeinated drink before they roll off, and nearly 67 percent watch TV.
The NHS recommends getting at least eight hours of sleep a day.
Missing this can leave you feeling grumpy and not doing your best, but if you miss this regularly it can lead to serious health problems.
“One in three of us suffers from poor sleep, with stress, computers and work taking away often being blamed for this,” said the state health care provider.
“However, all these sleepless nights cost more than just a lack of concentration.”
Regular lack of sleep increases the risk of developing serious medical conditions such as obesity, heart disease, and diabetes.
There are several different methods that you can use to fall asleep faster.
Hypnotherapist Anandi, also known as the sleep guru, has suggested lying on your back with your legs against a wall to help you fall asleep faster.