World Sleep Day And The Importance Of A Good Night’s Sleep

World Sleep Day

Do you regularly get a good night’s sleep? Do you fall asleep and wake up at similar times or is your routine varied daily? Sleep is extremely important and it impacts many aspects of our lives. March 17th marks World Sleep Day 2023, an opportunity to discuss and evaluate your sleeping patterns which might help you make some positive changes.

What Is World Sleep Day?

Hosted by the World Sleep Society, World Sleep Day encourages sleep experts and healthcare professionals to raise awareness of the importance of sleep health through activities on local, regional and national scales. Over 70 countries are expected to get involved this year, celebrating healthy sleep around the globe, and you can get involved too.

The theme for 2023 is ‘Sleep Is Essential For Health’, which couldn’t be more true. Both your physical and mental well-being rely on healthy behaviours, such as exercising and eating well. However, sleep is something that is often overlooked and not considered to be as important. If you fall into this trap, you are more susceptible to a plethora of health concerns, from increased stress levels to memory lapses. Join the conversation and help to promote sleep health this World Sleep Day!

Sleep Is Essential For Health

Given that we sleep for an average of eight hours a day, we spend around a third of our lives in the land of nod, or so we should. Sleep is an integral part of our daily routine that many are guilty of neglecting, whether by not getting enough hours of rest each night or by allowing certain habits to interrupt their sleep cycles. Eight hours of broken sleep can still be damaging to your health. At the very least, it is recommended that you sleep uninterrupted for seven hours on a regular basis. Failure to do so has both short-term and long-term implications. 

Short-term consequences can include chronic pain, a decrease in cognitive function (and general daily performance), mood swings, depression and anxiety, as well as those mentioned above (heightened stress responses and memory deficits). If a lack of sleep persists, the long-term effects are even more detrimental. These include an increased risk of heart attacks, strokes, psychiatric disorders, obesity, and diabetes, as well as decreased brain functionality, lower fertility rates and a weakened immune system, plus further memory loss, depression and anxiety.

If you’re worried about your well-being due to a lack of sleep, use World Sleep Day to inspire an improvement in your sleep health. Here’s what we recommend.

Improve Your Sleep Health

It’s time to rekindle your relationship with the Sandman this World Sleep Day! First, you need to work out exactly what it is that’s hampering you from obtaining a good night’s sleep. Is snoring the bane of your life? Have you recently started to share a bed and are struggling to adjust? Is your phone or television the last thing to go off before you try and fall asleep? Do you eat or drink late into the evening? Or are you a late night exerciser? All of these and more can affect how easy it is for your body to get the rest it requires. Perhaps your sleep space simply isn’t as well equipped as it should be. If your mattress or pillows have seen better days, they can also wreak havoc with your ability to achieve a good night’s rest. 

Finding the right bed, mattress and bedding is essential. At The Hotel Bed Company, we’re committed to providing luxury products that allow you to recreate that hotel sleep feeling at home night after night. We’ve taken the stress out of mattress shopping with our condensed collection that was developed based on our leading expertise and vast experience within the hospitality sector. Meanwhile, our wide range of high-end beds and bedding offers something for every style and every nighttime need.

If you need any further help then don’t hesitate to get in touch. Alternatively, visit our new showroom to try out our range for yourself!