The Sleep Council shared research revealing that the majority of Britons (70%) now sleep for seven hours or less per night, with more than a quarter (27%) experiencing poor quality sleep on a regular basis. And the number of Britons getting just five-six hours sleep per night has risen dramatically too.
Health problems also have an impact on how well we sleep. Depression results in very poor sleep for 15% of Britons, and more than one in ten people (12%) with heart problems also sleep very poorly.
Some top tips to get a great nights sleep include;
· Switch off the gadgets and get to bed earlier – ideally before 10pm if you work core hours
· Keep the pet off the bed – they tend to wake us up and make the bed warm
· Change your bed if it is uncomfortable – The Sleep Council recommends that beds should be replaced after seven years
· Exercise daily – What’s clear is that one of the best ways to improve sleep is simply to take more exercise. Almost a third of people who exercise daily say that they sleep very well most nights, while those who exercise 5-6 times per week are the least likely to take medication to help them sleep (12%). Exercise also has the added bonus of helping to reduce stress, which is significant given that worry or stress keeps almost half of Britons (47%) awake at night.
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