One in four people will snap at work due to poor sleep – New Research
According to new research commissioned by Sleeping Duck, one in four Brits will snap at someone at work today because of a poor night’s sleep. Tired Brits are making mistakes at work, being rude to colleagues or finding themselves saying inappropriate things to those in the office due to sleep deprivation.
The study of 2,000 consumers also found that 53% regularly wake up in a bad mood most mornings and firmly insist they are not ‘morning people’. And, worryingly, three in ten Brits claim they never get a good night’s sleep at all.
The main reasons for the lack of sleep is going to bed too late (43 per cent), followed by feelings of anger or stress late at night (41 per cent) and a partner sleeping badly causing disruptions (32 per cent). The average Brit also has six days a month where they describe themselves as ‘off the ball’ because of poor sleep- equating to 72 days a year where they aren’t firing on all cylinders.
Across the UK, Wrexham emerged as the area getting the most sleep in the country, with people there averaging more than seven hours per night. While people in Coventry are the worst off when it comes to sweet dreams, managing just under six hours in total.
Dr Simon Moore chartered psychologist and media spokesperson with the British psychological society said: “We know from psychological research on sleep quality and patterns that if people do not get sufficient REM stage sleep (rapid eye movement) which is the last stage and deepest level of a 90 minute sleep cycle they subsequently make poorer decisions, communicate less effectively and deal with stress less well.”
BRITS MOST COMMON SYMPTOMS AFTER A BAD NIGHT’S SLEEP
- Not being able to concentrate
- Moving slowly
- Lack of patience
- Easily annoyed
- Likely to eat junk food
- Avoid conversation
- Likely to snap at comments
- Will not give up a seat on the commute
- Unlikely to help others
THE 5 PLACES GETTING THE MOST SLEEP AND THE PERKS THEY GET
- Wrexham: 7 hour 4 minutes
- Aberdeen: 6 hours 47 minutes
- Brighton & Hove: 6 hours 41 minutes
- Portsmouth: 6 hours 37 minutes
- Sheffield: 6 hours 35 minutes
THE 5 PLACES GETTING THE LEAST SLEEP AND THE DOWNSIDES
- Coventry: 5 hours 59 minutes
- Belfast: 6 hours 2 minutes
- Cambridge: 6 hours 4 minutes
- York: 6 hours 7 minutes
- Birmingham: 6 hours 8 minutes