Sleep habits of people the world over are taking a beating from busy lifestyles. A recent study of sleep patterns revealed the disturbing fact that one in three Australian adults struggle with their sleep. The study also suggested a third of the respondents wake up feeling unrefreshed at least several mornings a week.

The effects of sleep deprivation on human health are widely known; however, an eight-hour sleep schedule continues to evade most people. Among youngsters, lack of sleep is linked to their inability to disconnect from the digital world while noise pollution is a regular cause of disturbed sleep among many leading to exhaustion in the morning.

Reverting to a natural sleep cycle by sleeping when it’s dark and waking up at first light is a sure-fire way to the good health path. However, it is not always easy to make this a routine. Switching off artificial lights that come from smartphones, tablets or computers before going to bed could lead to a better night’s sleep since artificial blue lights from electronic gadgets interfere with sleep hormones and disrupt sleep. Waking up slowly to natural light will give a refreshed feeling after a good night’s sleep.

The rising urbanisation has created a noisy environment and is considered as a major cause of sleep disruption and irritation. The World Health Organisation’s research on the Burden of Disease from Environmental Noise identified noise pollution as a cause of severe sleep disturbance; the report particularly singled out noise from road traffic and aircraft for triggering heart disease and high blood pressure.

Installing double glazed windows instead of single glazing is a reliable method to immediately reduce noise and create quieter rooms. Double glazing can also help to create a more comfortable and consistent room temperature for better sleep. Most experts agree anything over 23 degrees Celsius or below 12 degrees Celsius is likely to disrupt sleep.

Window solutions from Magnetite Retrofit Double Glazing can help insulate existing windows in homes without any need to replace them. Made from optical grade acrylic, Magnetite double glazed windows are six times more thermally efficient, providing all year round comfort in the home.

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