The Good Sleep Guide From Between the SheetsHere at between the Sheets we are passionate making the finest bed linen for our customers. We have sourced the best quality fabrics and we hand craft our bed linen to give you the very best, most comfortable bed linen and a good night's sleep. A better night's sleep But we want to help everyone get a better, more satisfying night's sleep too. We have some great ideas on how you can sleep well, so take a look on our special good sleep guide pages. If you have some great tips which work for you why not send them to us at the sleep guide and we will share them with other visitors to our site. How much sleep do you need? Individual sleep requirements vary greatly from person to person and reduce gradually as we get older . Sleep is essential in life for the body to repair itself and in maintaining normal levels of cognitive skills such as speech, memory, innovative and flexible thinking. Sleep plays a significant role in brain development.
Lengthy periods of disturbed sleep lead to reduced ability, irritability and lack of concentration. An adult requires about 7-8 hours sleep whereas an elderly person generally requires only 5-6 hours. There is no set amount of time that everyone needs to sleep, since it varies from person to person. The simple truth is that - the amount of sleep we require is what we need not to be sleepy in the daytime. Take a look at What is Disturbed Sleep - a run down on the causes of sleeping problems and Sleep solutions some great ideas to help if you are having issues getting a good night's sleep.
Five reasons to make sure you get adequate sleep
Brain Health. Getting sufficient sleep is key in giving time for your brain to sort and process the information from your day. Poor sleep patterns are implicated in many neurological problems and illnesses.
Weight Control. It is now generally concede by medical experts that there is a relationship between a lack of sleep and weight control.
Body Health. Poor quality or lack of sleep can badly effect your immune system and can increase the likelihood of developing type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure and cardiovascular conditions.
Beauty. Sleep is the time your body repairs and renews itself.|
You need sufficent sleep to allow your body time to make you look great. Coordination and alertness. It is now widely documented that getting a good night's sleep improves your coordination and alertness. Over 20% of car accidents annually are linked to drowsiness, home and work accidents are known to rise for people who experience disturbed or poor sleep.
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