Are you hitting the booze for a better snooze?
Just ahead of National Bed Month in March, the Sleep Council has
launched the results of its biggest ever audit of Britain's bedtime
habits today. With the romance of Valentine's Day seemingly a
distant memory, it appears that more and more Brits are turning to
their beloved glass of alcohol over their partner. First conducted
in 2013 by The Sleep Council, the results of its latest Great
British Bedtime report says alcohol in particular is increasingly
being used as a 'sleep remedy'.
Increasing from 16% in 2013 to 25% of those questioned for the
latest report, it appears that a quarter of people are turning to
alcohol to help them nod off. And the number of Brits who don't
share a bed with their partner has increased from 8% to 12%.
As well as alcohol, more and more people are
turning to medication, meditation, and music in their quest to get
a good night's sleep.
Providing a ground-breaking insight into the
nation's ever-changing sleep habits, "It is the first time we have
ever undertaken such wide ranging benchmark consumer research,"
said Lisa Artis of The Sleep Council, "and being able to compare
this year's data against that produced in 2013 really helps to set
the nation's changing sleep habits into context".
Despite results giving an insight into an
increasing number of people looking to sleep aids for a restful
night, the Great British Bedtime report also indicated that more
people are aware of the positive effects of a good night's
We spend a third of our lives sleeping which is
vital to our health and wellbeing - but almost half of Britons say
stress is keeping them awake at night. Bedtime should be a place
where you can switch off, forget about the busyness of the day and
relax. We can all suffer from worry and anxieties from time to
time, but if its creating unhealthy sleeping habits, people should
take action and get the peaceful night's sleep they