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As many as sixteen million UK adults claim to suffer from sleepless nights and suffer with insomnia, that’s a massive third of the UK adult population. There is nothing worse than getting a bad night’s sleep, especially if you’re getting up pretty early for work the next day. A lack of sleep on a regular basis can affect your mood, work ethic and even relationships as you might find yourself skipping out on activities so you can get home and climb back into bed.
Additionally, many individuals struggle to understand why they are left feeling tired after getting seven, eight and even nine hours sleep. In this case it is more often than not down to the quality of sleep that you are getting rather than the number of hours. If you find yourself waking up multiple times during the night or very early in the morning you may not be entering a deep sleep, and your blankets may well be the problem.
We have all lay in bed tossing and turning, putting one leg out and one in, anything to get comfortable and our temperature here plays a critical role. If you find that you are constantly too warm, your blanket may be causing you to overheat. Most of us will have a standard blanket made from synthetic fibers such as nylon, polyester, acrylic, or cotton. These materials are known to be non-breathable which means they can keep oxygen from entering our bodies through the skin, causing it to suffocate and overheat.
Prolonged exposure to these fabrics can over time cause the body to suffer. Whilst sleep is supposed to restore the body you may find that it is working overtime in order to cool you down. Another reason why you may be feeling lethargic in the mornings.
A hemp blanket could be the difference in you getting an excellent night’s sleep and waking up feeling fresh and re-energised. Not only is hemp material highly absorbent but it is also breathable meaning it can keep you cool in the Summer and warm in the Winter. And although they’re quite absorbent, Hemp’s natural wicking system unlike cotton won’t hold the moisture. These eco-friendly blankets may cost you a little more but you can expect it to last a lot longer.
Hemp fibers have up to eight times the textile strength and four times durability as cotton. They are also an excellent choice for those with asthma and allergies due to their hypoallergenic, anti-viral, and anti-bacterial properties. Not only are hemp blanket the more practical option but they can also be comfier. Whilst synthetic fibers tend to break down over time, hemp materials actually become softer.
The hemp plant itself grows quicker, only requires a modest amount of water and does not need pesticides. herbicide’s, or fungicides. Comfort is the key to a good night’s sleep and you will be able to rest easier knowing you are doing your bit for the environment.