Lack of sleep is a drain of health
The large majority of us score less than 50% on the drivers that help us achieve a good night’s sleep, according to research of over 2,000 people, from energiseYou.
The research suggests that a potent energy-zapping mix of factors, such as technology overload and work-life imbalance, is causing sleep deprivation leaving many of us working on empty and feeling pressured in all areas of life.
Oliver Gray, the UK’s leading employee health and energy expert and author of Energise You, says,
Additional research findings:
- Just 28% of people awake after sleep feeling refreshed and re-energised
- Just 44% of people are happy with the amount and quality of sleep they get each night
- 84% of people look at their clock if they wake up through the night
- When we have a bad night’s sleep 65% of us think and talk about it the next day
- Just 48% of people regularly go to bed before 11pm
- 31% of people don’t create time in the evening to relax and wind down from the day’s activities
New research predicts a ‘low’ in sleep this February
As the UK eases itself into 2013, the newest results from Sleepio’s Great British Sleep Survey suggest that we are on the brink of a post New Year’s‘sleep dip’. The survey of over 21,000 UK adults predicts that February will be the worst for sleep until the winter months hit later this year.
Key findings suggest that:
- We will spend an average of 8 minutes longer trying to get to sleep, alongside a further 10 minutes awake during the night than we will in March.
- Almost ⅓ more people will suffer from low energy in February than in March.
- Women are particularly affected, experiencing sleep quality 7% worse in February than their average for the rest of the year (versus a 5% dip for men).
It’s not all bad news however. The survey, commissioned by clinically-proven sleep improvement programme Sleepio.com, suggests that we should see a boost in our sleep in March, with a 14% increase in the nation’s average Sleep Score, an overall measure of sleep quality, and a 26% fall in those who felt frustrated due to their sleep.
Sleep expert and co-founder of Sleepio, Professor Colin Espie said:
Source: energiseYou / Sleepio.com