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The wisdom of getting a good night's sleep has long been
established and is key to making sure you're on top form the following day. For
the average adult experts recommend having between seven and nine hours sleep
in a twenty four hour period, with children needing more the younger they are.
The better the sleep, the less you need and likewise the
need for sleep increases the worse your sleep becomes. Periods of broken sleep
may well lead to problems with difficult mental tasks with recent research
showing that driving whilst tired is similar to being under the influence of
alcohol. Studies for the Department for Transport report that driving tired or
falling asleep at the wheel account for around 20% of accidents on trunk roads.
With media reports often explaining the dangers of sleep
deprivation many of us know that being well rested can help with problem
solving and reaction times. However there are some facts that are less than
well known. For instance sleep is known as a 'heightened anabolic state' which
accentuates the growth and rejuvenation of our body's major systems; immune,
nervous, skeletal and muscular. Sleep may not actually make us younger but the
right amount will help keep us young for longer.
With sleep being so important it's useful to know what
can help us to sleep when sleep is not so easy to come by. As we age our sleep
patterns change and we sleep 'lighter' meaning we are easier to wake. A
disturbed night might be caused by noise, light or heat changes so it might be
wise to consider a thermostat equipped heater, lined curtains or even ear
The more comfortable you are in bed, the quieter and less
changeable the environment you sleep in the better. Many people have found
memory foam helps them to sleep. Originally developed by NASA as part of the
space programme this material is now a popular alternative to the sprung
In addition to memory foam many people have gone in
search of a good night's sleep by opting for breathable layers on mattress
covers. This can help regulate temperature and avoid sweat remaining on the
skin. Sweating can be a problem, particularly if the room temperature dips
dramatically over night, because moisture on the body can cause a chill which
subsequently leads to a broken sleep pattern.
One of the most common reasons for sleep deprivation is
being woken up by a partner who snores. Of course now medical procedures exist
to help the most extreme cases. Although for most sufferers less invasive
treatments are available, from lessening the amount of pillows to acupuncture.
It may also be true that snoring is symptomatic of the position you sleep in and
you may sleep in that position because it is the only comfortable position. A
more comfortable bed or mattress may change how you sleep and may therefore be
needed to help reduce the instances of snoring.