The 10 things that keep us awake at night

The 10 things that keep us awake at night


Posted 1st Aug 2018

This time of year, it's common to struggle to sleep at night

However, it's not just the heat that's keeping us awake - instead, research from Bensons for Beds has revealed high anxiety levels, snoring partners and having a poor routine are among the factors ensuring we spend our nights tossing and turning.

In fact, after taking an in-depth look at our sleeping habits, it has been revealed that the top 10 things that keep us awake are:

1. Anxiety

2. Family stress

3. Physical pain

4. Work stress

5. Sleep environment

6. Partner snoring

7. Depression

8. Poor routine

9. Insomnia

10. Sleep during the day

The study of 2,500 adults revealed over a quarter of Brits are consistently sleeping poorly, with three in ten saying work stress also leaves them feeling restless at night.

On top of this, a quarter of adults said it was their partner's snoring that left them feeling exhausted, with 25% admitting that feeling depressed was preventing them from sleeping soundly.

Stephanie Romiszweski, Sleep Physiologist at the Sleepyhead Clinic commented: "It’s so important that we do what we can during the day to look after our minds and bodies, it directly impacts the quality of our sleep. Winding down before bed in the right way is important – but it’s less about what you do, and more about making sure what you’re doing is making you content, relaxed and happy! See it as your ‘you’ time. Remember a regular wake up time is very important, but dictating your bedtime when your body isn’t ready will only exacerbate stress and anxiety and therefore, no sleep."

Image courtesy of Bensons for Beds






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