The Sleep Council’s Great British Bedtime Report highlights differences between sleepers on a variety of factors
Within this article we consider the differences between gender, age and income.
The Gender Gap
- More than half of women (51%) are kept up at night due to worry and stress compared to 39% of men.
- Furthermore, 29% of women blame partner disturbance compared to 19% of men.
- Men (53%) are more likely than women (42%) to go to sleep after 11pm.
The Age Gap
- More than a third (34%) of 25-34 year-olds listen to music to help them sleep compared to just 15% of those aged over 55.
- Just under a quarter (23%) of 25-34 year-olds have used a sleep tracker or sleeping app compared to just 5% of over-55s.
- People aged 25 – 34 are most likely to check their social media (17%) before settling down for the night (average 9%)
- while those aged 55-plus are most likely to read – 38% compared to the average 26%.
The Wage Gap
- 71% of those who earn a household income of £80,001-£100,000 sleep for more than six hours on an average night, compared to 50% of those who earn under £10,000.
- 29% of Brits who earn less than £10,000 don’t go to sleep until after midnight.
- Research shows the more money people earn, the more they feel energised in the morning; almost half (49%) of those who earn £40,001-£80,000 feel refreshed in the morning compared to just 35% who earn less than £10,000.