Sleep deprivation is at serious levels in today’s society and the effects are very apparent. The cause could be a sleep disorder and may be due to erratic work hours, lack of time to devote to sleep or ones sleeping environment. Stress, worry or purposely skipping sleep may also be to blame. Whatever the reason, many of us are clearly missing out on the sleep we need to function properly.
Research has shown that the loss of just one and a half to two hours of sleep a night causes a marked decline in alertness, attention span and the ability to process information. This seemly small amount of sleep deprivation affects our reflexes and memory. It can also lead to depression and irrational decision making. The greater the amount and duration of sleep deprivation the more potent the results.
According to a recent survey conducted by The National Sleep Council, nearly half of us are getting just six hours sleep or less a night. And an alarming four out of five people complain of disturbed or inadequate sleep. This can often be caused by sleeping on worn out or unsuitable beds. According to industry standards, 7 – 10 years is the average lifespan of a mattress. Do you ever have a better night’s sleep when you are away than when you are at home in your own bed?
According to the same survey by The National Sleep Council almost 25% of people prefer the bed they sleep in when they go away to the ones they have at home. 67% of people said they wake up with back or neck ache. This is a classic symptom that one’s bed at home no longer offers the right level of support.
Did you know that King Koil, one of Ireland’s leading bed manufacturers supply beds to many of the leading hotels in the country? These beds are available to you today at discounted prices at the Sienna Home Furnishings Spring Promotion.
Sienna Home Furnishings has a dedicated Sleep Room, away from the rest of the store, to allow people the time, comfort and privacy that they need to try out a selection of quality beds. When choosing a new bed, Sienna advises that people are prepared to spend up to 30 minutes or more making this important choice.
80% of bed shoppers spend less than 2 minutes trying out beds which they are likely to be spending several hours in just 1 year. Up to 3,000 hours is the average person likely to spend in bed in just 1 year?
For more information unhappy sleepers can check out the Sleep Council website on www.sleepcouncil.org.uk or call into the Sleep Room at Sienna Home Furnishings at the Tramore Road Business Park in Waterford city.