The Science of Sleep: How to Get a Perfect Night’s Sleep [Infographic]

You probably already know getting a good nights’ sleep is essential to ensuring you have a productive day. And when you’re writing, it’s particularly important to maintain hours of focus and attention to detail that are required.

However, it’s often only when our sleep pattern becomes disrupted that we realize just how important a good night's sleep is. Getting a consistent amount of sleep every night is a challenge at the best of times, thankfully scientists have been concerned with sleep research for many years and offer useful advice aimed at improving our sleep quality.

But before we even consider how to get a good night’s sleep, it’s important to understand what a good night's sleep is. The National Sleep Foundation recently explained exactly what a typical good night's sleep is for an adult, with these four factors:

  1. You take half an hour or less to fall asleep.
  2. You wake up no more than once per night.
  3. If you do wake up in the middle of the night, you fall back asleep within 20 minutes.
  4. You’re asleep for at least 85% of the time you spend in bed.

If you are regularly meeting all four of these factors then in general you don’t have any problems with sleep. But if you or your family are regularly failing to meet one of the factors then it’s likely your sleep pattern has room for improvement.

Check out the following infographic created by De Vere Hotels who know a thing of two about creating a great sleeping environment for more information about the science behind a perfect night’s sleep:

(Click image to enlarge).

 The Science Behind a Perfect Night’s Sleep - Infographic


See Also: 6 Reasons Science Says You Need to Start Taking Naps Everyday.



Marcus Clarke is part of the content and community team at De Vere Hotels, who have a number of modern country estate hotels throughout the UK. Passionate about travel, Marcus has been lucky enough to travel all over the world, mixing business and pleasure.