3 Signs That You Are Not Getting a Good Night's Sleep

 3 Signs That You Are Not Getting a Good Night's Sleep

Throughout the next month, we are going to explore the topic of wellbeing, health and how your home can contribute to a positive and happier lifestyle for yourself and your family. Today we’re going to start by looking at the impact of a restful night’s sleep.

So, if you battle through the day feeling constantly tired, it could be a sign that you’re not getting a good enough night’s sleep. Here we look at three signs that your sleep isn’t as calm and rejuvenating as you think, and of course, what you can do about it.

1. You’re unfocused and fuzzy

You can usually tell you’ve had a disappointing nights sleep soon after waking up. Instead of feeling ready to go and face the day, you may feel a little slower than usual, unable to focus and generally lethargic. When this carries through to the rest of your day, it can make your working week feel like a trial. Especially when it means you are constantly forgetting words, reading work emails several times to make sense of them, and not feeling as positive as usual when it comes to tackling everyday problems.

2. Your caffeine intake has increased

A morning tea or coffee on a work week to give us that quick boost of energy can be the perfect start to the day, but are you finding yourself consuming more caffeine than usual? If so, this is a sure sign that your night of sleep wasn’t quite as refreshing as you had hoped. If you are constantly reaching for the coffee pot you might want to consider why.

3. Gained weight

One of the knock on effects of lost sleep is the increased chance of gaining weight. This is because your body feels like it needs more energy to function, and thus craves more calories which ultimately can result in weight gain. In addition to this, your body isn’t just craving more of the healthy foods when it’s hungry. It has been scientifically proven that your body tends to crave junk food, and food that is higher in calories when you are exhausted.

The solution:

Getting between 7-9 hours of sleep per night is crucial to both mental and physical wellbeing. Many factors can contribute to a poor night’s sleep, one of which can simply be the state of your mattress and the impact it has on you physically. If your mattress isn’t fit for purpose, you may find yourself tossing and turning rather than sleeping soundly.

With so many mattresses now on offer, it’s important that you explore all options and find what suits your posture and body type, as this could be the reason you are not getting a good night’s sleep. On average we spend one-third of our day sleeping in bed so it’s important to invest in the right type, whether it be memory foam, or a firmer pocket-spring option. Be sure to test a range of mattresses and ask yourself these three questions: 1. Does it give me the proper support my body needs? 2. Do I feel comfortable? 3. Is this mattress the right size for my body type?

At Alan Ward we stock a range of mattresses, including Tempur, Mammoth and Vi-Spring. Mattresses suit each individual differently, so what is good for one person may not fit another. For this reason, it is so important to visit a local mattress stockist and test out your mattress before buying.

Alan Ward has four stores across the UK that you can visit and discuss your mattress need


10th July 2018

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