How Stress Affects Your Sleep

Here at UK Bed Store, we hear a lot about people searching for the right mattress to get the best nights sleep. But with November 6th being National Stress Day 2021 we want to ensure that our customers are ensuring that their stress isn’t affecting their sleep too.

Stress And Sleep

There has been a known link between sleep and stress for many years. But what’s the science behind it all?
In humans, stress can cause the autonomic nervous system (ANS) to release hormones, such as adrenaline and cortisol. These hormones raise the heart rate to circulate blood to vital organs and muscles more efficiently, preparing the body to take immediate action if necessary.
This would have been the fight or flight response during early evolution. However, in modern times, this means that our brains do not rest when we have too much on our minds. While these may not be the concerns of life and death they once were, they will still cause our brains to be on overdrive while we try to sleep.

Reducing Stress

While we can’t help you to reduce the stresses in your day to day life, we can give you some tips on how to reduce stresses around the bedroom to get the best nights sleep.
Remove the TV – TVs produce a blue light in your room, and keeps your brain active. This means that after you turn the TV off, it can still take your brain over an hour to power down, even if you think you fell straight to sleep.
Limit the phone time – While we know that most people have their alarms on their phones and therefore cannot leave the phone in another room, taking it away from your bed, perhaps on the other side of the room will reduce the temptation to pick it up in the night if you wake up. It also means that you need to move in the morning, which wakes you up more than several snoozes.
Remove clutter – Clutter in your room can have you stressed as soon as you walk in the room and when you get into bed. Investing in extra storage can help to ease this.

Stress-Reducing Mattresses

Stress-reducing mattresses. That would be a great invention if there ever was one. However, unfortunately, these still don’t exist. So you’ll have to settle for a mattress that makes you feel like all your stresses are falling away, allowing you to get a good nights sleep.
One of our favourite mattresses for stress-reducing is the Vogue Gravity Gel Relax Mattress. This spring base has been topped with gel foam which helps to keep you cooler while in bed and comfortable at all times.
If you are looking for something a little more firm, why not take a look at Repose Avalon 1000 Pocket Mattress which is made up of the traditional packet springs to offer a supportive and long-lasting mattress.

For more information on purchasing your new, stress easing mattress from UK Bed Store, please get in touch with the team today who will be happy to assist you. Remember, sometimes it helps to clear the room and start again, which includes a completely new bed. Take a look at our metal bed frames where there is something for everyone.