A nation of insomniacs, Britain has a lot of people, one in four to be precise who suffer from insomnia. Last year, there were ten million prescriptions handed out in England alone for sleeping pills last year.

One in four people are unhappy with the amount of sleep they get every night and one in 10 people have got some kind of sleeping disorder. According to scientists, taking drugs to try and sort your sleeping problems out isn’t the best way of trying to resolve your issues as they can at times cause more problems than they solve.

Sufferers of long term sleeplessness are five times more likely to be depressed, anxious and have double the heart rate failure and diabetes and also a higher risk of dying early.

Sleep positions that promote better sleep

The Log

The log is a good position to sleep in. Lying straight on your side this keeps all of your body’s functions working well and your breathing isn’t compromised. Generally a great, all round position.

The Soldier

This is when you fall asleep lying on your back, legs out straight and arms at your side. Yes it’s comfy but if you’re sharing a bed then you should try and avoid this one as it leads to snoring.

The Foetus

A great position and really comfy, this position allows air to flow freely through the body and it stops any kind of stomach reflux. This is a popular position; around 60% of Brits fall asleep like this.

These are just three of some of the best positions to sleep in. Obviously another massive factor in how well you sleep is the mattress you’re sleeping on. If you’re in need of a new mattress then you should pay a visit to The Odd Mattress Company and see what offers they have. You may save yourself a packet and find the perfect mattress for you.

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