National Sleep Awareness Week

Everyday we are being advised on what best to eat, what is the newest trend to wear, what vitamins to take to help us live longer and  often our stress levels raise to maximum as we add daily to our ever-growing list of new beauty diet health tips that makes us stressed and anxious just thinking about them.

But what if the real key to well being, life enhancement and beauty, was all rolled into one elusive part of our lives – simply an easy to maintain bedtime routine and a good night’s sleep.

Today our ways of relaxing often revolves around clicking onto the ipad or our phone for hours on end as we surf the internet But we know how bad staying attached is for our health and how it prevents our minds from switching off.

So for fun we thought we would ask a few people around London about their sleep habits – for example, how many hours they sleep, what they dream about, what time they go to bed.

According to the National Sleep Foundation, sleep is a vital indicator of overall health and well-being. We spend up to one-third of our lives asleep, and the overall state of our "sleep health" remains an essential question throughout our lifespan. Most of us know that getting a good night’s sleep is important, but too few of us actually make those eight or so hours between the sheets a priority. For many of us with sleep debt, we’ve forgotten what “being really, truly rested” feels like. 

To further complicate matters, stimulants like coffee and energy drinks, alarm clocks, and external lights—including those from electronic devices—interferes with our "circadian rhythm" or natural sleep/wake cycle. 

Sleep needs vary across ages and are especially impacted by lifestyle and health. To determine how much sleep you need, it's important to assess not only where you fall on the "sleep needs spectrum," but also to examine what lifestyle factors are affecting the quality and quantity of your sleep such as work schedules and stress. 

The National Sleep Foundation released the results of a world-class study that took more than two years of research to complete  and the results revealed that, for healthy individuals with normal sleep, the appropriate sleep duration for newborns is between 14 and 17 hours, infants between 12 and 15 hours, toddlers between 11 and 14 hours, preschoolers between 10 and 13 hours, and school-aged children between 9 and 11 hours. For teenagers, 8 to 10 hours was considered appropriate, 7 to 9 hours for young adults and adults, and 7 to 8 hours of sleep for older adults.


Sufficient sleep duration requirements vary across the lifespan and from person to person. The recommendations reported here represent guidelines for healthy individuals and those not suffering from a sleep disorder. Sleep durations outside the recommended range may be appropriate, but deviating far from the normal range is rare. Individuals who habitually sleep outside the normal range may be exhibiting signs or symptoms of serious health problems or, if done volitionally, may be compromising their health and well-being.

Investing in a pair of pyjamas that help to make you feel comfortable and at ease will also help to prepare your body for a good night’s sleep. Our Modal Sens fabric helps to allow your body to breathe while offering ultimate comfort during the night. 

Shop our online collection of Modal Sens sleepwear for men and Modal Sens sleepwear for women.