Do we as a nation get enough sleep?
According 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 full National Health Report 2014 here.
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