Results of The Sleep Council’s Great British Bedtime Report provide some interesting statistics into the nation’s changing sleeping habits.
In the article Below we will see some of the findings from the 2017 report.
Interesting statistics to come from the 2017 report include:
- More than a third (35%) of Brits have suffered from sleeping problems for more than five years; a fifth (20%) for more than 10.
- The top three things that disturb our sleep are:
- worry or stress (45%),
- partner disturbance (25%)
- and noise (20%).
- Furthermore, more than one in 10 (13%) blame an uncomfortable bed.
- Unsurprisingly, more than half of respondents (55%) feel ready to face the day after a good night’s sleep.
- When asked what aspect of their life was most affected by lack of sleep,
- 53% said energy levels,
- 52% mood,
- 36% health,
- 23% work performance
- and 21% personal relationships.
- It seems the more you earn, the more you sleep –
- 71% of those who earn a household income between £80,000 and £100,000 sleep on average more than six hours per night.
- 50% of those who earn under £10,000 sleep less than six.
The Sleep Council commented: “We spend a third of our lives sleeping which is vital to our health and wellbeing – but almost half of Britons say stress is keeping them awake at night. Bedtime should be a place where you can switch off, forget about the busyness of the day and relax. We can all suffer from worry and anxieties from time to time, but if its creating unhealthy sleeping habits, people should take action and get the peaceful night’s sleep they deserve.”