WORLD SLEEP DAY
Do you want to feel healthier and happier?
If it was as easy as pressing a button, most people would leap at the chance. But there is a simple way to make it happen. A good night’s sleep is the answer – and it can make you slimmer, more focused, and more energised.
Why is good sleep so important?
A good night’s sleep can help you become extra efficient at work. It improves concentration and productivity.
Going for a jog or a kickabout? Good sleep maximises your athletic performance – meaning that your speed, accuracy and reaction times all improve.
Sleeping well helps you maintain your weight. Studies show that poor sleep is often linked to weight gain.
Getting a solid 8 hours keeps your immune function strong, helping you fight off colds. It also cuts your risk of heart disease and stroke.
What’s stopping you from getting a good night’s sleep?
It could be a whole host of things. Insomnia is a common cause, along with coughs/colds. It might be RLS (Restless Leg Syndrome) keeping you awake.
But staggeringly, in the UK, 42% of the adult population are thought to be snorers.
It might be you, or it might be your partner. Either way, you’re probably missing out on vital sleep. Being a loud snorer means you could be spending less time in REM sleep – the deep sleep you need for your body to recover and rest. And lying awake beside a snorer can mean hours of lost sleep, leaving you feeling tired and sluggish the next day.
How can I stop the snoring?
1) Make simple lifestyle changes.
Alcohol, weight gain and smoking can all make snoring worse. By losing weight, quitting smoking, and cutting down on alcohol, you could see a huge difference in night-time noise.
2) Work out what type of snorer you are.
People snore for lots of different reasons. By taking this simple quiz, we can diagnose your snoring: everyday snoring, snoring with congestion, or loud snoring/obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA).
3) Find the treatment that works for you.
Based on your snoring diagnosis, pick a suitable product. Nasal Strips and Nasal Sprays are great for congestion. Throat Spray and Oral Strips target the main cause of snoring - dehydration and narrowing at the back of the throat. Oral Devices treat loud snoring by moving your lower jaw forward to keep your airway open.
Celebrate World Sleep Day in the best way possible – by getting a great night’s sleep.