More sleep facts that will convince you that speaking with a British Beds Worldwide representative is the right thing to do.
- A recent French clinical study to compare sleep on a new bed versus an old bed showed that both young and old experience not necessarily more sleep but better quality – that is, less disturbed and more recuperative sleep – with three times fewer physical movements and two times fewer micro-awakenings being recorded. (Etude clinique initiee par l'Association pour la Promotion de la Literie, en collaboration avec le Professeur Damien Leger et l'European Sleep Center, 2010.)
- Adding regular moderate exercise to a daily routine for 16 weeks showed middle-aged to older people could fall asleep about 15 minutes earlier and sleep roughly 45 minutes longer. (Stanford University, February 2011)
- One in 10 people attribute poor sleep to a bad bed. (Sleep Council 'Grumpy Old Women' survey, 2006)
- Instead of hitting the coffee take a 20 minute nap. A short kip can give you as much energy as two cups of strong coffee, but the effects are longer lasting. Twenty minutes is sufficient to turn off the nervous system and recharge the whole body – 30 minutes, however, is long enough to put you in a deep sleep and leave you feeling groggy when you wake. (Gregg Jacobs, Sleep Disorders Center at the University of Massachusetts Medical School; Jersey Evening Post, March 2003).
- When replacing an uncomfortable bed, a new bed was associated with an increase of 42 minutes sleep. (Sleep Council and Dr Chris Idzikowski two-year research project 1999-2001)
- Ergonomic studies have shown that couples sleep better in a bigger bed. Before trials only 15% said they would buy a larger than standard bed while afterwards, 50% said they would. (Ergonomic Pilot Study of Bed Size and Sleep Quality by ICE Ergonomics, February 1995)