It’s February….and we’re just half a fortnight’s worth of sleeps away from Valentine’s Day when Cupid’s and his mischievous arrow bring love and romance to the fore.
But Cupid aside, it would seem that we seem to have fallen out of love with sleep. The pandemic and lockdowns, coupled with disruption to normal daily life and social isolation, have all had their impact on our sleeping habits leading to a worsening of case of insomnia.
Research from the Centre for Population Change at Southampton University, conducted after the first restrictions in March 2020, found a large increase in anxiety-related sleep problems among both men and women. Working from a 15,360 sample, the research found that worry-related sleep rose from 15.7% to 24.7%. However, sleeplessness more than doubled for mothers of children aged 0-4 from 19.5% to 40%, attributed to the fact that they were taking more of the day to day domestic burden.
The pandemic aside, our modern lifestyles also have an impact on our ability to get a good night’s sleep - over stimulation from mobile phones, the pressures on us to stay connected with work through technology, irregular eating habits and our addiction to caffeine all play havoc when it comes to getting a restful night’s sleep.
You can check to see if you’re suffering from insomnia by doing a quick test on the NHS website but why not also revisit our blog on how to create the perfect sleep environment. Typically, adults need 7-9 hours sleep, children 9-13 hours, and toddlers and babies 12-17 hours.
Also, wearing comfortable nightwear is important too, so check out our handy tips on what to wear in bed to ensure you don't get too hot.
Of course, you might also want to consider investing in a new mattress. If you missed our January sale, don’t worry as Memory Foam Warehouse beds represent incredible value for money, with a range to suit all budgets - and all types of people.
Before you go exploring our website, why not check out What Kind of Mattress is Best for Me blog and then browse around.
Our Coolmax Hybrid Mattress is not only a Which? Best Buy, but is also the most innovation-packed mattress in our line up. With a graphene-infused memory foam mattress and supportive pocket sprung layer, you’ll get all the support you need for a great night’s sleep - and when those hot summer nights finally come our way, you’ll be nodding off feel cool and relaxed.
If it’s a bad back that’s keeping you awake, then our Classicpedic Pocket Sprung Memory Foam Mattress is designed specifically for people with back problems who require extra support. Here you’ve got two layers of memory foam (one soft, one hard) on top of a pocket sprung base, along with a temperature controlling cover.
A decent night’s sleep doesn’t need to cost the earth, and with our Essentials range you can invest in our Coolfoam 2000 Foam Mattress for just £149 for a single and £229 for a double. Perfect for side, back and front sleepers with a medium level of firmness.
Fall back in love with sleep this February with a dream of a mattress from Memory Foam Warehouse.
“We are such stuff as dreams are made on, and our little life is rounded with sleep” William Shakespeare, The Tempest