17:21 20 March 2012
Whether its curling up after a long day at work, snuggling under the duvet on a cold winters evening or sleeping in on a lazy Sunday morning, our beds should be a haven of rest and relaxation.
However, a new survey has revealed that this may not actually be the case, as over half of Brits have admitted they are struggling to get a good nights sleep.
This National Bed Month, new research conducted by Dormeo Octaspring has looked into the nations sleeping habits and found that it is women who are suffering the most from sleeping difficulties, with 64 per cent admitting to not getting a good nights sleep compared with only 50 per cent of men.
With people struggling to get their heads down in their own beds, the research has also revealed some of the surprising places people have found themselves drifting off. Some of these unlikely slumber locations include a skip, a field of cows and even a cemetery.
Experts have advised that getting the right mattress can have a significant impact on your quality of sleep, however only 23per cent of people in the survey said they would actually consider buying a new mattress to try and get a better nights sleep.
One of the main reasons people put off buying a new mattress is that they fear making a mistake; mattresses can be an expensive investment and if you do get it wrong it is something you may have to live with for a long time. According to the Sleep Council you should be looking to replace your mattress every seven years to ensure getting the best possible nights sleep.
If you are considering replacing your mattress in search of a better nights sleep this National Bed Month then this video offers some expert advice on what to look out for and tips on how to avoid those bed-buying pitfalls.
For further information and to share your own experiences you can visit www.octaspring.co.uk/about-octaspring.
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