What's causing your interrupted sleep?

What's causing your interrupted sleep?

Did you know most women have trouble sleeping? On average, females aged 15-24 years old struggle going back to sleep after waking up during the night.

But what are the top causes of interrupted sleep?

- Too much light, noise or cold in your bedroom at night are major causes of sleep loss. Having a warm environment with silence and darkness is a great way to relax your body and mind helping you to sleep.

- Another factor is mental stress and anxiety. This could be range from a traumatic event like a break-up to worrying about family or work. Try doing some mental exercises before bed. Breathe in through your nose and out through your mouth in a comfortable position.

- There is nothing worse than going to bed and not getting comfortable because of back pain! This is one of the main reasons behind interrupted sleep and is often caused by lack of exercise. So get out those running shoes and hit the pavement! Even 10 minutes a day will help relieve those nightly aches and pains!

- Along with exercise, your diet contributes a lot to sleep habits. If you are not eating properly you are unlikely to sleep well at night. The more fat in your diet, the more you will toss and turn.

- If you have allergies, you will know the effect these have on your sleep. Sleeping on a mattress older than 10 years will become home to moisture, dust mites, bed bugs and other nasties which will be triggering your allergies and possibly keeping you awake at night.

- Sleeping on a mattress which has passed its use by date will cause a lot of discomfort while you sleep and in turn affect the way you perform during the day.  If your mattress lacks the correct support, this will not only lead to increased partner disturbance as you toss and turn or roll together, but will also take its toll on your body leaving you feeling uncomfortable and in pain as pressure points affect your body as a result of unsupportive mattress components. One third of our lives are spent in bed so it’s worth putting some thought into what sort of life your mattress has had.

If you find you’re still struggling to sleep at night, try the SleepMaker Mattress Selector, which is designed to help you find the best mattress to suit all your needs. Whether you are after less partner disturbance, something to tackle your allergies or support to help ease aches and pains, it will help ensure you get a great night’s sleep. Try the SleepMaker Mattress Selector here.

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