Lack of Adequate Sleep Seen in 9 in 10 Britons

by Tanya Thomas on  March 9, 2010 at 11:16 AM Lifestyle News
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 Lack of Adequate Sleep Seen in 9 in 10 Britons
A new study has revealed that nine in ten Britons do not get enough sleep and that millions are risking their health by depriving themselves of much needed rest.

The study found that the average Briton sleeps for just six hours and seven minutes a night, well below the eight hours recommended by experts, with 17 percent regularly dozing off at work, reports the Daily Express.esearchers found that in Aberdeen, home to the UK's most sleep-deprived people, the typical resident has just five hours and 23 minutes a night.

And in Norwich, which is the UK's sleepiest city, residents spend only six hours and 38 minutes in bed.

More than 3,000 adults were quizzed about their sleeping habits in a survey commissioned by shopping channel QVC.

Money worries are the most common cause of difficulty sleeping, being cited by 48 per cent.

They are followed by relationship troubles (34 percent) and family troubles (33 percent).

Source: ANI
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