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Pendle bed manufacturer launches online sleep clinic
TROUBLED sleepers could soon be dreaming again as a Pendle bed manufacturer launches its first online ‘sleep clinic’.
Barnoldswick-based Silent-night said four in five people complained of sleeping problems in a recent survey.
The clinic will be spear-headed by Dr Nerina Ram-lakhan, a sleep therapist at London’s Capio Nightingale Hospital, to educate people that a few simple techniques can help them get a good night's sleep.
The firm, which has its headquarters in Long Ing Lane, found that 79 per cent of the 2,044 people it surveyed suffered from a range of sleeping issues.
The sleep clinic will provide its first 10 participants with a bed tailored to their specific sleep issues, and users will then be asked to chronicle their experiences via weekly online video diaries.
Dr Ramlakhan said: “While the study revealed some of our more quirky bedtime habits, it’s clear that as a nation there are many factors that are keeping us awake at night which can have a serious impact on our day-to-day lives.
“This is why I have joined forces with Silentnight to launch its first online sleep clinic.
“I will be providing personalised sleep plans for 10 recruits suffering from everyday sleep issues.
“The sleep clinic is aimed at educating people across the UK that a few simple techniques can help the nation get a great night’s sleep every night.”
The most common problems uncovered in the survey were snoring (51 per cent), sweating (41 per cent) and sleep talking (30 per cent).
Other complaints included people being woken up by a partner, people laughing in their sleep and money worries.
A sixth of people in the survey said that they had napped on public transport, one-in-10 said they had nodded off in the bath or on the toilet, while one-in-20 admitted to snoozing in a pub, bar or club.
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