The Science Behind a Perfect Night’s Sleep [Infographic]

Making sure that all members of the family are regularly sleeping well can have a huge impact on the overall happiness of family life, but with a range of ages, lifestyles and stress levels in one household it can be extremely challenging.

And it’s often only when our sleep pattern becomes disrupted that we realise 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 the tips offered in the below infographic are based on years of research aimed at improving 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.

While it’s important to take age in to consideration, generally 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.

For more information about the science behind a perfect night’s sleep check out the following infographic created by De Vere Hotels:



Author’s Bio:


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.


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