Getting a great night's sleep is key to health, happiness and well-being, yet many of us struggle to get the optimum seven to eight hours a night.
In fact, Silent Night's new research has revealed we are a nation of restless sleepers - from funny goings on like talking, laughing and raiding the fridge, to more serious issues like sleep walking, nightmares and over-heating - keeping us awake at night.
That is why they have launched the Silentnight Sleep Clinic - to help the nation address their sleeping habits and take some simple steps to get a great night's sleep.
Working with our sleep expert, Dr Nerina Ramlakhan, we are looking for 10 people experiencing every day sleep problems to take part in the Sleep Clinic.
We will provide our recruits with a brand new Silentnight bed and a personalised sleep plan from Dr Nerina. We will be following their progress here and on our social media channels and sharing Dr Nerina's sleep solutions so people can follow along at home.
So if you have problems getting to sleep, can't stay asleep or perhaps sleep too much, register to take part in the Silentnight Sleep Clinic by Friday 13th September 2013.
Yes, it closes tonight so be quick!!
The Strange Nocturnal Habits of a Nation Revealed
Millions of us are being kept awake by the strange nocturnal habits of our other halves a new study has revealed.
More than half (55%) of us have been woken by our partner sleep talking, more than a quarter (26%) from laughing and one in ten from sleep walking, according to the survey of 2,044 people by leading bed manufacturer Silentnight to mark the launch of its first online Sleep Clinic this Love Your Bed Week.
One in 16 say their partner has tried to kiss them whilst dreaming, while a similar number have witnessed their other half raid the fridge and others have even watched their partner go into a public environment naked.
It’s not just our other halves keeping us awake at night. Money worries (26%), stress (25%), noisy neighbours (25%) have all disturbed our shut eye. Almost one in ten men (8%) blame their sex life for keeping them up at night.
It’s probably no surprise, therefore, that many admit to falling asleep in some strange places. A sixth have fallen asleep on public transport, one in ten in the bath, and on the toilet, whilst one in 20 have even nodded off in a pub, bar or club.
Other findings include:
Over three quarters (79%) of us admit to experiencing personal sleep issues, including
Excessive sweating (41%)
Sleep talking (30%)
Lack of sleep leads us to experience:
Decreased concentration levels (29%)
Bad health (28%)
Increased arguments in the home (21%)
Almost one in four (18%) of people have changed their mattress to help them get a better night’s sleep.
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