Do we as a nation get enough sleep?

Sleep MapAccording to our recent National Health Report, The average person in the UK sleeps for just 6.4 hours per night, which is less than the recommended 7 to 8 hours per night. It’s those aged 16-24 who are most likely to meet the recommendations (20% get 7 hours sleep per night, and 25% get 8 hours per night).

People from Yorkshire and Wales are the most well rested in the UK: 22% and 21%, respectively, get 8 hours sleep per night. Some people who live in the East and North East get even more sleep: 6% of people from both regions sleep for 9 hours per night, and 4% of those who live in the East get more than 9 hours per night.

Sleep deprivation is most likely to be a problem for people from Northern Ireland, where 9% of people admit to sleeping for fewer than 4 hours per night, and a further 7% manage just 4 hours.

Below you can find out more information about our sleep habits, and other sleep related content.

Download the report

Download the full National Health Report 2014 here.

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Mr and Mrs Average

Find out just how healthy Mr and Mrs Average are.

Mr and Mrs Average

Health scepticisms

Find out just what health standards there are scepticisms against.

Health scepticisms

Sweet dreams

A recent Mental Health Foundation survey of the UK’s sleep habits found that more than a third of us experience insomnia, resulting in low energy levels for the majority and poor concentration for three-quarters of sufferers...

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Top tips

Struggling to get a good night’s sleep? Making simple changes could have a huge impact on the quality of your sleep. 

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Trouble sleeping?

Not getting enough or good quality sleep can have a big impact on our lives, but the causes aren’t always obvious. These are a few of the more common sleep problems, and the symptoms you might experience.

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