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Revealed: The five most common reasons why Brits can’t sleep (and snoring partners only ranks #3!)
Ever blamed your partner’s incessant snoring for ruining your sleep?
Well, new data suggests you’re really not alone.
Being subjected to loud snoring is the third most common reason why Brits are left tossing and turning at night.
It ranked behind only stress and temperature — with bedrooms being either too hot or too cold robbing thousands of a good rest.
Ever blamed your partner’s incessant snoring for ruining your sleep? Well, new data suggests you’re really not alone. Being subjected to loud snoring is the third most common reason why Brits are left tossing and turning at night
The most common reasons Brits can’t sleep:
- Worry or stress
- Temperature – too hot or cold
- Partner snoring
- External noise – neighbours, alarms, traffic
- Uncomfortable bed or mattress
More than 2,000 adults were quizzed by The Sleep Charity about their biggest disruptions.
Rounding out the top five was external noise — whether from neighbours, alarms or traffic — and sleeping on an uncomfortable bed or mattress.
Among the oddest responses received were ‘being poked by my cats’ and ‘the noise of foxes mating outside’.
Others complained about their ‘farting husband’ and their dog ‘hogging the bed’.
Some also said needing to get up to go to the loo disturbed their sleep.
In regards to snoring, almost a quarter of females complained about their partner’s loud rumbling, compared to just 13 per cent of men.
The poll data also showed more than a fifth of Brits sleep quite poorly or very poorly most nights.
The NHS recommends adults get between seven and nine hours of sleep each night.
Lisa Artis, deputy chief executive of The Sleep Charity, said: ‘This data lays bare the poor sleep that our nation is getting, most shockingly so as a result of stress and worry.
‘Poor sleep affects all areas of our health and wellbeing.
‘When we don’t sleep well over a prolonged period of time, our bodies don’t have enough time to rest and restore, so we start to see that manifest in physical and mental health issues.’
She added: ‘Try reading a book, doing some yoga or another restful activity to help you get back to sleep.’
The survey was carried out to mark the launch of a new eBook by the charity.