A staggering 7.9 million have relied on alcohol in order to fall asleep, while 6.8 million attempt to medicate themselves with the help of over-the-counter medicines.
Hawkeridge (PRWEB UK) 12 April 2013
Stress keeping you awake at night? Sleep it off with the Great British Bedtime Report and see what the UK’s sleeping mannerisms reveals about your own habits, says Casa Bella.
With March officially National Bed Month, The Sleep Council conducted a study into the UK’s nocturnal patterns – with some very interesting results. According to the audit a third of the population (33 per cent) manage on around five to six hours’ sleep a night, in contrast to the 27 per cent analysed back in 2010.
A spokesman for Casa Bella commented: “While we weren’t completely surprised that more people are getting less sleep, it was a shock to see just how many weren’t following the recommended 6.5 to 7.5 hours of sleep a night. As the UK is one of the world’s most hard-working nations this figure is understandable, but hopefully this will highlight the importance of practising a healthy mindset – which everyone knows starts with a good night’s sleep.”
While there were several reasons behind the lack of nightly rest, approximately half of those surveyed stated stress or worry as the number one reason for staying awake at night. A staggering 7.9 million have relied on alcohol in order to fall asleep, while 6.8 million attempt to medicate themselves with the help of over-the-counter medicines.
“Despite the shocking statistics, one fact that didn’t faze us was that compared to the other respondents of the survey, high earners reportedly enjoyed the best night’s sleep,” said the spokesman.
“Whether that’s down to job satisfaction or indulging on high-end bedroom furniture, we want to promote the message that you don’t need to be a big spender to get a quality sleep. You just need quality beds.”
One range of beds that has helped its customers sleep well at night is the Casa Bella Dakota furniture collection – featuring a contemporary bed as well as a stylish fruitwood bedside table, made entirely from sustainable sources.
With an emphasis on environmental protection, Casa Bella’s success lies in upholding ethical standards to ensure a fair trade for everyone – with the craftsmen involved receiving fair pay, as well as customers enjoying quality fair trade Indian furniture.
Want to sleep soundly at night? Then earn yourself a good night’s sleep by visiting http://www.casabellafurniture.co.uk.