This year, the World Sleep Day theme and slogan is “Quality Sleep, Sound Mind, Happy World”. The event encourages us to make better and healthier choices when it comes to sleep. This year, the World Sleep Day theme and slogan is “Quality Sleep, Sound Mind, Happy World“. The event encourages us to make better and healthier choices when it comes to sleep and quiet nights.
According to The Sleep Charity, just one bad night’s sleep can negatively affect our mood, attention span and cognitive ability. However, regular sleep deprivation can lead to seriously damaging effects to our mental and physical health. For example , a new study highlighted by the Sleep Foundation, suggests bad sleep may raise heart disease risk in middle age.
To help us get started on our journey to better sleep, the team behind World Sleep Day has created a Tool Kit, which encourages blocking out all distracting noise. With this in mind, we’ve selected a variety of Quiet Mark certified products that will help you do just that!
1.DRIFT OFF NATURALLY TO A FADING SUNSET
Lumie Bodyclock alarms feature a fading sunset option, which creates an environment where sleep comes easily, leaving you rested and refreshed when you next wake.
2.BREATHE EASY FOR A BETTER NIGHT’S SLEEP IN SILENCE
Air Purifiers can help combat those night-time hindrances by removing airborne pollutants such as dust, pollen, dander and mould. Opt for a Quiet Mark certified model by brands such as Blueair and Daikin that improve the sound quality for a more peaceful sleep.
3.SLEEP TIGHT WITH ACOUSTIC FLOORS, WALLS & CEILINGS
Transform the feel of your bedroom with Quiet Mark certified acoustic floors, walls and ceilings. Whether it’s acoustic plaster by BASWA, Luxury Vinyl Tile Flooring by Karndean or Sound Insulation Slabs by ROCKWOOL, there is an acoustic solution to match every project, style and taste!
4.QUIET EXTRACTOR FANS THAT WORK HARD BUT SMART
Take guiltfree night-time showers with Quiet Mark certified extractor fans by Airflow, S&P, Vent-Axia and Xpelair that absorb unwanted noise at source allowing the rest of the family to sleep peacefully.
5.A WASHING MACHINE THAT WORKS (QUIETLY) WHILST YOU SLEEP
6.A TOILET FLUSH WITH AN EMPHASIS ON THE SHHH!
The GROHE Whisper technology helps stop sound travelling through walls so you can enjoy peace and quiet when it matters the most.
7.QUIETLY POWERFUL SHOWERS & SHOWER PUMPS
Indulge in an evening shower with Quiet Mark certified showers from Mira and Triton. Powerful, yet quiet, they offer the ultimate relaxation before bedtime. And if you want to improve your water pressure or flow, Salamander Pumps HomeBoost is the perfect, low cost, compact solution.
8.THE QUIETEST ELECTRIC TOOTHBRUSHES
Clean your teeth anytime of day or night with confindence! Models from Oclean and Philips are powerful yet operate without the disturbingly loud rattling sound typically associated with electric toothbrushes.
What is Quiet Mark?
Quiet Mark is the international certification programme associated with the UK Noise Abatement Society charitable foundation (est. 1959). Conducting expert acoustic testing and verification of products Quiet Mark has over the past 10 years driven change in manufacturing worldwide to prioritise noise reduction within the design of everyday machines, appliances, technologies and house build materials, creating the first one-stop platform for third-party approved noise reduction solutions for every living space to health and well-being.
Through specialist acoustic measurement and product assessment, Quiet Mark identifies the quietest products in over 80 product categories giving consumers and trade buyers a more informed choice about the sound levels of the products they buy. The Quiet Mark scheme drives designers and manufacturers to reduce sound levels of their products enabling households and workplaces to rebalance the soundscape reducing stressful unwanted noise.