This week, The Sun reported on how the average Brit only gets 47 minutes of peace and quiet a day. The research, which was conducted by British Gypsum, stated that 'six in 10 people think that the only time they enjoy complete silence is when they're in bed.' As it may be the most peaceful part of your day, it's important to make your bedtime routine as relaxing as possible. Meditation, essential oils and deep breathing are just some of the things that can calm your body and help you get a good, peaceful night's sleep.
We decided to run our own poll on Twitter to see how much peace and quiet you get. Here's what we found...
47 minutes exactly
Maybe it's 48 minutes, maybe it's 49. Whatever the case, 0 per cent of people who took part voted for it!
Way less than 47 mins!
27 per cent of those who took part said that they get way less than 47 minutes of peace and quiet a day. If you're struggling to relax, meditation is a great way to relax your body.
What peace and quiet?
We feel sorry for the 34 per cent of voters who don't even know what peace and quiet is! Due to motherhood, work and increasingly busy lifestyles it's not hard to guess why many people don't get time to themselves any more.
At least and hour or so
Even though it isn't long, one hour is much better than 47 minutes. 39 per cent of people who took part in the poll, stated that they get at least an hour of peace and quiet a day. It's important to make some time for yourself to sit back and relax. If you've recently had a baby, and you're struggling to sleep, check out our top sleep tips for new mums.
At night, try to make some time for yourself and establish a good relaxation routine. Check out Dr Nerina's toolkit for her advice on relaxing and getting a good night's sleep.