Sleep is one of the most important things that we can do to keep our mind and body healthy.

Sleeping encourages essential benefits such as improving your memory, helping to maintain a healthy weight and improving concentration. Therefore, if you’re lacking in vital sleep time, it’s going to have an impact on more than just your mood.

Those having trouble sleeping should look for causes and make some changes in order to catch that all-important shut-eye.

However, in some cases it can be the things you least expect that are affecting your sleep pattern. To find out some of the strangest things that can keep you up at night, read on:

Your Age

While when you age, you may find yourself yearning for an extra half an hour in bed, it seems your brain could have other ideas.

It is thought that it gets harder to sleep as you get older due to changes in the brain. As the receptors in your brain age, they also get weaker and find it harder to pick up the sleep chemicals that are released.

This means that while the need to sleep is still there, your brain will find it difficult to shut off and fall into a deep sleep.
To help combat this, try cutting back on caffeine before bedtime or exercising more regularly as this can make falling asleep at night less of a challenging task.

Relationship status

It turns out that spooning may actually lead to snoring.

Studies have shown that those who have been happily married for a long period of time may sleep better than single people. This could be due to a feeling of security, or a more comfortable temperature between the sheets.

Alongside this, it is thought that couples who sleep next to each other may have a stronger relationship. This is the perfect excuse to invest in a comfortable zip and link bed!

Sleeping position

If your head or body is not supported properly during the night, or your spine is unnaturally curved, these positions can cause pain and make sleeping harder. Along with this, it takes a toll on your posture during the day.

Not to worry – a good quality pillow and a custom-made mattress designed to give the perfect level of support for your body can fix this, and have you dozing off in no time.

Being warm

While you may want to believe that being tucked-up in a cosy bed is the best way to sleep, it has been found that having your room at a lower temperature during the night is beneficial.

The ideal room temperature for sleeping is actually between 16 and 20 degrees Celsius. Therefore, you may want to turn the heating off or open a window slightly during summer before you settle down for sleep.

There you have it, a few surprising influences on your sleep that you may not have known before. Being aware of these factors will allow you to make any necessary changes to ensure that you are rested and ready for the day.

If you feel as though your sleeping environment may need to undergo a revamp, get in touch with us today to see how we can improve your slumber  situation.