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“Buy the right bed and you could be buying into night after night of quality sleep” says Lisa Artis of The Sleep Council.

We can spend over 20,000 hours on our beds over a seven-year period. I think therefore that we can all agree on the importance of having the right bed.

As part of National Bed Month The Sleep Council have not only put together some interesting statistics on the UK’s sleep habits and advice on how to choose the right bed, but also on how to get a good night’s sleep.

We have asked around at Willowbrook head office and bed times for staff vary massively from 8:30pm to gone midnight! What time do you go to bed?

According to The Sleep Council’s research 19% of British adults go to bed after midnight. 34% go to bed between 10pm and 11pm and only 1% are in bed before 9pm.

They have also said that unfortunately, just a quarter of adults in Britain now say that they sleep very well most nights leaving almost half of us losing sleep as a result of worry and stress.

Here at head office, many of us have also stated that we like to have or do certain things to help us sleep better including having a completely dark room, reading before sleep, making sure we do not have tea or coffee too close to bedtime and one of us even likes to do some yoga to relax before bedtime.

The most popular ways to wind down in Britain are with a book (41%) or watching television (38%), according to The Sleep Council’s research on adults in Britain.

Jessica Alexander of The Sleep Council states that ‘Getting a good night’s sleep can be dependent on a whole range of factors – from diet and exercise to the importance of a good bed to a good night’s sleep’. The Good-Night Guide that they have created covers all seven practical steps to better sleep with advice on lifestyle, hormonal balance, relaxation and the bedroom itself.

What efforts have you made this month to change your bed or improve your sleep?