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Half of Britons ‘struggle to get right amount of sleep’

4th December 2017

Around 50 percent of Britons typically struggle to sleep, according to a new survey carried out by Mintel.

The new Sleep Aids UK 2017 Report has indicated that the average person in the UK sleeps for just six hours and 51 minutes per day, with 39 percent failing to achieve seven hours of sleep per night and five percent getting four hours or less.

Moreover, the average daily hours of sleep people get was also shown to reduce with age, falling from seven hours and 23 minutes among 16 to 24-year-olds to six hours and 34 minutes among those aged 45 to 54.

The report also showed that only 33 percent of Britons are able to fall asleep without difficulty and manage to stay asleep, with 59 percent saying too much noise makes it hard for them to fall asleep. At the same time, 57 percent blame too much light for their sleeping problems and technology was cited as an issue by 34 percent of those polled.

Hera Crossan, personal care analyst at Mintel, said: "To an extent, a lack of sleep has become almost acceptable; as more and more tasks fill the day, time in bed is increasingly viewed as a luxury that can be relinquished when necessary."

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