Sleep Stats

How much sleep we need? How many of us use alcohol as a sleep aid? What percentage of the population is suffering with insomnia? How many dust mites live in your bed? Whether it’s fun facts or extensive research we’ve got all the sleep numbers you need.

Time For Bed, Time For Sleep

Time For Bed, Time For Sleep

Did you know that the most popular time for bed is 10-11pm? More than a third of people go to bed at this time according to our 2017 Great British Bedtime Report which asked ‘what’s your usual weekday bedtime?’. However there a lot of night owls out there. Nearly half...
What Top Sleep Tip Could You Not Live Without?

What Top Sleep Tip Could You Not Live Without?

When it comes to getting a good night’s sleep, some of us swear by a hot milky drink while others wouldn’t dream of slipping between the sheets without silky pyjamas on. But the number one sleep tip that topped our online poll “Which one of the sleep tips could you...
Skipping Sleep To Binge On TV

Skipping Sleep To Binge On TV

Binge-watching has become a normal viewing habit but latest figures from Ofcom reveal that around 10 million Britons have skipped sleep, or made themselves tired, because of binge-watching. The temptation to stay up to find out what happens next is too much for some...

You Agree That Mattresses Impact On Sleep

The bed is often overlooked when it comes to getting a good – or a bad – night’s sleep! And yet it plays a pivotal role. Past research shows that sleeping on an uncomfortable mattress can rob you of up to an hour’s vital, restful sleep. Instead of waking up refreshed,...

Still Hooked On Screen Time

Last month, my friend told me that every night before bed she listens to the same song on her phone because it puts her in the right mood for sleep. It got me thinking about what people do before they go to bed (some weird and some wonderful I’m sure) and that’s...

Comfort Is Why We Love Our Beds!

Our awareness campaign National Bed Month came to a close on Friday – it’s an initiative that marks the importance of a good bed. But what do you love about your bed? That’s the question we asked, throughout March, on our online poll. Topping the charts with nearly...

Sharing A Bed Is Still Popular

Two years after we last asked the question ‘Do you sleep in the same bed as your partner?’ as part of our monthly poll series, it was reassuring to see that the statistics had barely changed – and yes we do still enjoy sharing the bed with our partner! Just over half...

More Brits Hitting The Booze For Snooze

Britons are increasingly turning to the bottle at bedtime. That’s according to the results of our latest Great British Bedtime Report (first conducted in 2013) which puts the nation’s sleep under scrutiny for National Bed Month (March) and reveals how our bedtime...

Disrupted Sleep Over Christmas Is Down To Late Nights

The festive period is finally over and we are all starting to settle back into our normal routines.  Hands up who was ready? As much as I love Christmas, all the eating, drinking and late nights does throw my routine out of the window. I didn’t even know what day it...

A Lie In Is What We All Want!

On the lead up to National Sleep In Day (30th October) – the day the clocks went back – we asked ‘what will you do with your extra hour in bed?’ As a sleep deprived nation, National Sleep In Day was the perfect excuse to have an extra-long snooze or even enjoy a...

Wind Down For Better Zzzs

Have you ever got into bed feeling tired but then been unable to get some much needed zzz’s? Is your mind racing with to-do lists or the work emails that need answering? Or maybe you’re worrying about finances or health issues? Or has your day been so busy with work,...

Where To Sleep To Get A Good Night’s Kip

Could it really be as simple as where you live as to whether you sleep well or not? It’s fairly common knowledge that we don’t sleep as great as we once did, and that the implications of sleep deprivation vary from impaired mood and concentration to health issues such...

Who Stayed Up Late To Watch The Olympics?

The Rio Olympics have been and gone and weren’t they amazing? Team GB did fantastically well! But with many of the events on late at night or in the early hours of the morning, wasn’t it difficult to watch them? That’s why for our August poll we thought we’d ask...

How Stress & Worry Can Affect Your Sleep

Did you know that almost half of Britons say that stress and worry keeps them awake at night? Work pressures, financial worries, health issues or juggling family life are often the main culprits but sometimes external factors can have an effect on our sleep. In July,...

Who Do You Get Into Bed With?

Did you know that around 50% of sleep disturbance is caused by sharing a bed? It is one of the most common complaints when it comes to getting a bad night’s sleep and yet most of us don’t do anything about it. Our own survey results a while back found that nearly half...

What Prompts You To Buy A New Mattress?

When you want a new car do you wait until it’s on its last legs or do you tend to replace every few years for a shinier new model? Or what about the latest TV? Do you hang on until it breaks or decide to splash out on the latest technology for a better viewing...

Size Matters When It Comes To Beds

Our awareness campaign National Bed Month recently came to a close – it’s an initiative that marks the importance of a good bed. But what makes a good bed? Well, for starters it must be comfortable and supportive – one that’s not too hard or too soft. It should...

Extra Time Under The Duvet For Extra Day

We celebrated an extra day in February this year so in our monthly poll we asked how you would love to spend that bonus 24 hours. And top of the poll was… spending the day under the duvet snuggled in bed! Sounds bliss to me. An extra day gives us all a great...

Sleep Better Comes Top Of New Year Resolution List

We’re five weeks into 2016 (where did that go?) and as health and wellbeing continues to be a hot topic we wanted to know what resolutions you were making for this year. We were pleased to say 40% of you want to sleep better!  Exercise more and eating healthier came...

The Sleep Stealers Keeping Us Awake At Night

The rise in the number of people getting less than six hours sleep is certainly a concern – research would suggest that mental and physical problems become more pronounced in those sleeping for less than six hours. But why are we getting less sleep? Throughout...

Are You Guilty Of Using Technology Before Bedtime?

Our month long Sleeptember campaign has officially ended and we’ve been busy promoting the healthy benefits of a good night’s sleep with lots of practical tips on how to achieve good quality sleep. One of our top tips is to switch off gadgets before bed – or even...

What Affects Your Sleep Through Summer?

So we may not have had the best British summer on record (that’s an understatement!) but despite that, seasonal factors still have an impact on sleep. Throughout August, we asked you what affects your sleep through summer and the answers were as follows: Predictably...

How Long Have You Had Your Bed?

If you wore a pair of shoes every day you wouldn’t expect them to be in any fit state after seven years. Yet it’s surprising that if you ask people how long they think their bed should last, most believe around 10-15 years – if not longer! So for the duration of May...

What Stops Teens From Sleeping?

Throughout April we’ve been promoting Teen Sleep and the importance of getting teens to recognise why a good night’s sleep is vital to their health and wellbeing. One of the issues that crops up time and time again is how technology is impacting on their sleep...

We Still Enjoy Sleeping In Same Bed As Partner!

The first in the series of monthly polls conducted in February has come to an end and we’ve been delighted that we got so many responses! Thank you to all those who answered. Our burning question last month was: Do you sleep in the same bed as your partner? And the...

Tick Tock – How Much Time Do We Spend Sleeping?

Do you know how many hours a year we spend sleeping? The average Brit gets just six-and-a-half hours of shut eye a night which adds up to just 2,372.5 hours annually. While we might need more, it’s important that the sleep you do get is of good quality and do you know...

Your Sleep In Numbers

Sleep affects us all and lack of it is one of the most common health issues of our times. The bed itself is of critical importance to quality sleep. The foundation of good sleep is a comfortable bed and the right mattress can make the difference between a restorative...

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