Suffering from sleep deprivation? You're not alone, but there is a fix

If sleep deprivation is becoming a problem, here's what to do about it

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(Image credit: Slumberdown)

Like sleep? Us, too. But it's worrying to hear that sleep deprivation is prevalent amongst us, causing us (each) to miss out on 730 hours of sleep every year. We're tired just thinking about it...

This new research suggests that as many as 39 per cent claiming they NEVER get a decent night’s sleep. In fact, the report shows the average we get an average of just SIX hours a night, that’s two hours less than experts recommend, amounting to a deficit of 730 hours (equivalent of 91 nights or three months’ sleep) a year.

According to the report by Slumberdown, just under one in five (19 per cent) of Britons are getting the recommended eight hours a night, with 19 per cent getting by on an average of five hours and one in twenty (6 per cent) getting just four hours. And according to the survey, a lack of sleep is causing almost one in ten British couples to sleep apart every night.

The NHS claim that regular poor sleep can lead to medical conditions such as obesity, heart disease and diabetes. Yet 30 per cent admit to feeling tired every day, while a staggering 44 per cent claim they hardly ever wake up feeling refreshed after a good night’s sleep. What's to blame? Well a quarter (26 per cent) of us are kept awake with worries about life, while 20 per cent feel too hot and 18 per cent claim they suffer from vivid nightmares. Snoring is a contributing factor to lack of sleep, too, with 14 per cent complaining that their other half snores.

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Jennifer Oksien
Jennifer Oksien

Jennifer joined the Real Homes team in February 2020, and returned to Future Publishing, as our Appliances Editor. Jenny spends her working days bringing you the best appliance deals, and the latest appliance tech so you can kit out your home on trend and within budget – when she is not doing that she is renovating and restoring her Victorian terrace with secondhand bargains, baking sponge cakes and taking photographs of postboxes wherever she travels.