In the UK, we’re getting less sleep than ever before – and failing to get enough shut-eye can have a serious impact on our physical, mental and emotional health.
March is National Bed Month, and in this post, we’re looking into merits of the lie-in, and how an extra hour in bed on the weekend can provide real benefits to our everyday lives.
LIE-INS ARE GOOD FOR YOU (HONEST!)
Most leading independent sleep experts agree that having the occasional lie-in is actually good for you! Many of us accumulate ‘sleep debt’ during the working week, and a lie-in can provide a good way of catching up, rebalancing and helping you to recover, both physically and mentally.
Evidence also suggests that an extra hour in bed can help with your memory function, emotional regulation and immune system. If you’re a bit of a workaholic, and feel guilty when you lie-in, it’s also worth remembering that your brain keeps problem solving as you sleep!
Lying in isn’t just about getting a few hours of extra kip. The overall experience of staying in bed for longer (whether that’s reading, relaxing or even having breakfast!) can help you to de-stress after a hard week.
You’ll find loads more info about the benefits of a lie in on The Sleep Council Website, so point your partner to the site next time they try and force you out of bed early on a Saturday morning!
Enjoying your lie-in – finding the right bed
Is your current bed and mattress hampering your sleep? Why struggle along with a worn out, lumpy double, when you can have a new, super-comfortable king size mattress?
Quality of sleep is just as important as quantity, and investing in the right bed and mattress will make a huge difference. If your mattress has started to sag or go lumpy, or you struggle to get comfortable in bed, then it’s definitely time to make a change.
Choosing the right bed and mattress for you can be a challenge – get all the information you need with our expert guide. Once you’re clued up, head over to your nearest Carpetright, or check out our comprehensive range of beds and mattresses at our online store today.
Once you have found the perfect bed for that much needed lie in use our store locator to come try it in store!