Did you know that sleepless nights cost the UK economy more than £600 million?
Sleep-deprived workers take 6 million sick days a year with the cost to the UK economy being £611 Million – a new survey has revealed. It also show that Birmingham has the highest sleep related absences.
A survey by Silentnight of 2044 people has revealed that 1 in 5 (19%) has taken a sickie from work due to a bad nights sleep.
Only 13% said they had slept peacefully that night while 32% blamed having to get up early the next morning on their bad sleep, 26% blamed money worries and 26% blamed a stressful day at work.
The study also revealed that over half of those surveyed (44%) never enjoy a lie-in even at the weekend – with most in-ins lasting for only 30 minutes. This doesn’t surprise me at all as I can’t remember my last lie-in and if I get the chance to have one I’m always woken up by the noise of the kids in the house.
Dr Nerina Ramlakhan, Silentnight’s sleep expert and sleep therapist at Capio Nightingale Hospital, said “Sleep is crucial to our health and well-being and it is clear from the findings that the lack of quality sleep is making a real impact on peoples lives – from absence from work, decreased concentration levels and arguments in the home.”
“A few simple steps can make a huge difference to getting a good night’s sleep. Switching off from work and social media channels an hour before bed, taking the time to unwind, eating a balanced diet and making sure that our sleep environment is as tranquil as possible are all possible steps in the right direction.”
Dr Nerina will be offering personalised sleep plans for 10 recruits suffering everyday sleep issues. The sleep clinic is aimed at educating people across the UK that a few simple techniques can help the nation get a great nights sleep every night.
Each of the 10 chosen participants will receive a personalised sleep plan from Dr Nerina, a Silentnight bed tailored to their specific sleep issue and will be asked to provide weekly feedback on their experience’s via video diaries on the Silentnight website.
If this sounds like something you would be interested in and would like to apply to be one of the chosen 10 participants you can apply here. Entries for this sleep clinic must be in by 13th September.
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