Britain’s top sleep experts agree that enjoying an extra hour in bed on National Sleep Day (Sunday 26th October) will have a beneficial impact, reports Furniture News.

Professor Kevin Morgan of Loughborough Sleep Research Centre says: “Being in bed for longer isn’t just about a quantum of sleep. Beds are places where far more than just sleep happens and the overall experience of staying in bed longer contributes to our health and wellbeing. It serves as a restorative function both physiologically and mentally. Everyone lies in at the weekend – it’s the conventional way of compensating for lost sleep during the working week. If it’s part of your sleep lifestyle, a disciplined sleep extension at the weekend is a positive thing.”