The Sleep Edit

A recent report by the Sleep Council has concluded that we’re getting less sleep than in 2013.

The Great British Bedtime Report 2017 reported that 74% of Brits sleep less than seven hours per night while the number of people who said they get less than five hours a night has grown from 7% to 12%.

61% of people questioned reported that sleeping between five to seven hours a night is the norm. This means 30% of the nation is not sleeping well most nights.

The top reasons given for a poor night’s sleep are:

  • Stress & worry
  • Partner disturbance
  • Noise
  • Uncomfortable bed

Read the full report by the Sleep Council   The Great British Bedtime Report 2017

When our patients suffer sleep deprivation

Sleep deprivation is a subject our patients will often refer to, because they have been in pain, are uncomfortable lying down or a bad sleep pattern has affected their well-being.

When it is a pain problem, our approach through chiropractic or physiotherapy will get to the cause of the problem and resolve it.

When sleep deprivation is not related to a direct pain problem, we encourage patients to look at how to improve their relaxation.

Speak to any long term insomniac and usually they will have tried most of the advised tricks – sleep hygiene, no caffeine, dark room, exercise, good diet.

But still they struggle to sleep. Is there an answer? Read more

How important is your mattress? When did you last replace it? Do you need a soft, medium or firm mattress? Sprung, latex or memory foam?

Or are all of these things just gimmicks? Read more

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