Look after yourself with a good night’s sleep
If there’s one thing that we’ve learnt over the last year, it’s that self-care isn’t selfish. It’s essential. The pandemic has been tough for everyone. As well as causing significant disruption to day-to-day life, it’s raised real health concerns –...
If there’s one thing that we’ve learnt over the last year, it’s that self-care isn’t selfish.
The pandemic has been tough for everyone. As well as causing significant disruption to day-to-day life, it’s raised real health concerns – and reminded us all just how crucial it is to take care of yourself. And many people’s attitudes and behaviours in this area have changed as a result.
Of course, one of the most fundamental forms of self-care is sleep. And as experts in this department, we thought we’d take a closer look at the ‘COVID-19 self-care revolution’, and explore the positive impact a good night’s sleep can have on both our physical and mental wellbeing.
COVID-19 self-care research
Last year, research conducted by GSK Consumer Healthcare and IPSOS found that coronavirus has prompted an increased focus on self-care across Europe. Approximately 4400 participants, aged 16-75, were surveyed in the UK, Germany, Italy and Spain. And the results show that, due to the crisis, we’re all placing much greater emphasis on looking after ourselves – and our loved ones.
The statistics speak for themselves.
65% of people are now more likely to consider their health in day-to-day decision making, paying much closer attention to their health and symptoms of illness. In the UK, 68% of people now say they take extra precautions to avoid illness. And a massive 77% believe it is important to take control of their own health and wellbeing, to help relieve pressure on the NHS.
It makes sense – a global health crisis of this scale was bound to make us more aware of our health and vulnerability. But it’s fantastic to see that self-care is now being prioritised. It deserves to be! Taking care of yourself should be a vital aspect of your day-to-day life. And even once the pandemic is over, you should always make time to focus on yourself and promote your wellbeing.
Sleep – the ultimate form of self-care
When it comes to self-care, sleep has an incredibly important role to play.
In fact, getting a good night’s sleep is one of the most powerful ways to support your physical health and emotional wellbeing. Its benefits cannot be underestimated. For example, it can:
- – strengthen your immune system
- – improve your cardiovascular health
- – lower your blood pressure
- – reduce your risk of diabetes
- – improve your metabolism
- – help to maintain your weight
- – reduce stress, anxiety and depression
- – enhance your memory
- – improve your attention and concentration
This list goes on. Which is why, to truly look after yourself, it’s imperative that you prioritise your sleep routine – and take steps to ensure you get the recommended 7-8 hours every night.
It goes without saying, a proper night’s rest always has to start with the right bed. You need somewhere comfortable, where you can drop off easily and sleep soundly until the morning alarm. And if you’ve noticed that your bed falls short of the mark, it may be time for an update.
This is where we come in, here at Dreamers Bed Centre. We have a comprehensive range of beds and mattresses for you to choose from, with something to suit all preferences. So if you’re looking to improve your self-care routine with some high-quality slumber, why not browse the collection today?
And remember, we’re always on hand and happy to help. For more information on self-care and tailored advice on the best bed for a good night’s sleep, please feel free to get in touch. You can either call us on 01942 275 464 or send an email to email@example.com.