Does your profession affect your sleep? It might not be for the reason you think!

Guest post – Does your profession affect your sleep
According to a fascinating piece of research by the hotel chain Travelodge, your profession can affect your ability to sleep, but not for the usual reasons! Why might teachers, builders and lawyers find sleeping easier than doctors, shop workers and taxi drivers? The research shows this might be because they are more likely to opt for a calmer wallpaper colour in the bedroom!

Certain colours of wallpaper hae been found to contribute to better nights of sleep than others. People with blue wall paper typically get the most sleep according to the study, which is thought to be because this colour creates a sense of calm and relaxation. Other colours of wallpaper which are shown to help people sleep are yellow, green, silver and orange.

Darker and more stimulating colours (such as grey, purple and brown) lead to worse nights of sleep, and people with these wallpaper colours are also more likely to suffer nightmares. Which bad news if you are a shop worker or taxi driver, and thus more likely to have these colours as wallpaper! Grey wall paper can also impact your on finance, as the study revealed those with a grey themed bedroom spend the most time shopping online in bed!

So if you want insomnia to be a thing of the past, break the norms and opt for a blue, yellow or green wallpaper. At least then you know it will be work stress, and not the wallpaper keeping you up at night!

 

 

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2 Comments

  1. July 4, 2013 / 8:12 pm

    oooh interesting! Our walls are magnolia, and I can always sleep 🙂
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  2. July 6, 2013 / 12:57 am

    While resorting to alcohol excessively can be really bad…I do like to sometimes come home and drink a double shot of gin or two while watching some mindnumbing TV. You’ll be out like a light and with 8 hours sleep…waking up refreshed!

    Other improvements to make: an alarm clock that lights up, getting your eyes and body used to the change from sleep to awake, dark to light. You can also get wrist watches that measure REM sleep cycles to wake you up when you are not deep sleeping. I think waking up in the middle of a deep sleep to a noisey alarm clock is the worst thing.
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