Four in ten adults with insomnia say that sleeping pills don’t help them to sleep any better, according to a recent survey.

The study, conducted by the British Sleep Survey revealed that 40% of people who are currently on medication for insomnia said they have still been sleeping badly for over 11 years or more, according to thedailymail.co.uk.

Out of the 20,000 UK adults surveyed, a further 22% have suffered from insomnia and sleep deprivation which has lasted two to five years, whilst one in six of the respondents surveyed have suffered for up to ten years. Therefore, sleeping pills are not currently solving long term sleeping problems for those that suffer from sleep deprivation.

Experts are claiming that cognitive behavioural therapy is proving to be a more effective option than taking sleeping pills to combat the long term problem.

Although the NHS distribute around 10million sleeping pills each year, the NHS guidelines state they should only be used temporarily for short term use, for two to four weeks at a time. The research also revealed that sleeping pills can have adverse effects as people that have been sleeping poorly on a long term basis are more likely to be affected by relationship problems, daytime fatigue and a lack of concentration.

Taking sleeping pills is not the only way that you can sleep comfortably at night as changing your bedding, mattress and bed base is a good way to help you sleep well.

Perhaps you have had your mattress for many years? Replacing your mattress will help you to feel more comfortable and will improve your sleep pattern each night if you suffer from insomnia.

For a comfortable night’s sleep, why not contact The Odd Mattress Company; specialists in bespoke mattresses and bases made to your requirements.

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