Having problems? Don’t sleep on it, you may make it worse!

We all have our ups and downs in life but the best thing to do is to try and sort them out as and when they happen. One of the worst things that you could do is to leave it, not say anything to anyone and try and sleep it off on your new luxury mattress.

There’s research been carried out that shows that if you have problems in your day that you shouldn’t just leave them and sleep on them.

The researchers who carried out this investigation found that any bad memories or unpleasant experiences from that day should not be slept on as the memories and experiences stay more upsetting if we sleep on them immediately after.

There have been previous studies that showed that if you go to sleep then it will help to take the edge off something that is upsetting or traumatic or any negative emotions and also help you to view them from a more rational perspective.

Speaking about the investigation, Dr Rebecca Spencer who led the study said: “We found that if you see something disturbing, let’s say an accident scene, and then you have a flashback or you’re asked to look at a picture of the same scene later, your emotional response is greatly reduced, that is you’ll find the scene far less upsetting if you stayed awake after the original event than if you slept.”

So whether you’re sleeping on a brand new continental mattress or an old, odd sized mattress then you should really think about how you can avoid going to sleep immediately after a traumatic event.