Why a good night’s sleep matters
Estimates suggest around 30% of the British population suffer with sleep difficulties – something that we’ve tried to address in each of our cottages. Consider your holiday the perfect opportunity to get that well-deserved rest and reset your sleep schedule. Here are five reasons why a good nights sleep is essential:
Our body and our brains need six to nine hours of sleep per night to restore a whole range of physical and mental functions. Sleep offers your body a chance to restore many of these, which include your appetite, temperature regulation and your immune system. When you are on holiday you will want a boost of energy to make the most of the activities on offer, enjoy a dreamy night’s sleep to wake up ready to seize the day!
Cherish memories and get your brain ticking
One of the best things about a holiday are the memories you will cherish years after it has come to an end. During your night’s rest your brain processes the information you have taken in that day, this means the memories you have made are being stored. Quality sleep also means you will retain more information and stay alert. When you are running low on sleep you may find your brain is not as fast and simple tasks are harder to achieve. Sleep will make you more alert which means you will be sharper at retaining information and making decisions.
Sleep is essential for good wellbeing and not getting enough sleep will increase the production of stress hormones. Long and deep sleep will prevent this and help balance the pressures of today’s busy world.
Give your brain a break
Your brain does not only process memories and experiences, it also processes emotions. This means your mind uses this time to be able to react to things the right way. Some studies have shown that a lack of sleep directly correlates with depression and an increased chance of anxiety and panic attacks.
Boost your physical health
While you sleep your blood pressure goes down, giving your heart a rest. The longer you stay up the more strain on your heart, which can increase the chance of heart problems and strokes. Less sleep also has been shown to increase chances of other disease such as diabetes and obesity. Enjoy a good night’s sleep to stay relaxed and healthy.
Our holiday cottages are all designed to promote relaxation and calm. To help all our guests enjoy a dreamy night’s sleep, we researched the best possible mattresses for both durability and luxury, sourced the most comfortable duvets for every season and purchased luxury mattress toppers for added sumptuousness. Our reviews suggest that our search for the perfect night’s sleep has paid off, with comments such as:
- “I have never slept so well.”
- “The rooms and beds are really comfortable”
- “The decor was beautiful, and the beds were divine!”
- “The towels were fluffy, and the beds very comfortable”
If you would like to re-set the balance in your life, why not book one of our cottages? Visit us online for availability and information: www.exmoorcharactercottages.co.uk