Do you feel rested when you wake up in the morning, or could you easily sleep for another couple of hours? If you’ve noticed that your sleep has become worse as you’ve got older, there are steps you take to improve it. After all, as you’ll discover, a good night’s sleep is your secret to a long, happy life:
Why a good night’s sleep is so important
Sleep is important stuff, and research has proved it.
Poor sleep has not only been found to shorten life but fewer than 7 hours per night doubles our risk of cancer. It is also a key determinant of developing heart disease, Alzheimer’s disease and Obesity.
Poor sleep has also been found to break down Telomere caps, which protect our genes, causing us to age quicker.
The good news though, is that there a number of things you can do to increase your quality of sleep:
Time your Nap Just Right
While we can’t recapture lost sleep, napping can instantly help to make you feel better. So if you are able to take an hour or two in the day, we say go for it! Just make sure you take it earlier rather than later in the day as it can take away from your sleep at night.
Make your Bedroom a Sleep Sanctuary
Sleep experts recommend that your bedroom is kept exclusively for sleeping. Avoid distractions such as watching TV or playing on a tablet too close to bedtime.
Try an Adjustable Bed
Getting a great night’s sleep is not one size fits all approach and a new bed can make all the difference. If sleep has become such a struggle that you dread going to bed, don’t suffer in silence. Try an adjustable bed instead.
Designed to help you find that ideal position for a perfect night’s sleep, with a Willowbrook Electric Adjustable bed you’ll not only experience incredible support and comfort all night long, you’ll wake up feeling completely refreshed too.
Make your sleep a Priority
Every one should try their best to get enough sleep. Proper sleep keeps your mind alert, preserves energy levels, and helps you live life to the fullest.
On top of feeling well rested, it can lower the risk of age-related cognitive decline that is common among the elderly.
If you’d like to see how an adjustable bed could help you to sleep better, request a free colour brochure today. Or alternatively give our friendly team a call today on 0800 854 330.