Brits average just five hours and 48 minutes of sleep a night despite aiming to get at least seven


BRITS average just five hours and 48 minutes of sleep a night, a survey found — despite aiming for at least seven.

Almost half admitted to being left moody and distracted, while a third said it affects their work most days.

 Brits get an average of just under six hours of sleep a night - and need an extra hour in bed

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Brits get an average of just under six hours of sleep a night – and need an extra hour in bed

Four in ten said they get angrier with their family when they are tired, with one in five losing their temper with their kids.

Experts recommend seven to nine hours, yet half of those quizzed for retailer Bensons for Beds said they got just three or four.

Meanwhile researchers at Anglia Ruskin University highlighted a vicious circle — where people having trouble sleeping make it worse by worrying about it.

Lie-ins no health aid

WEEKEND lie-ins do not make up for the health risks of lost sleep in the week, a study has found.

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Adults on too little kip saw insulin sensitivity fall 13 per cent.
But in those who caught up at weekends, then lost more shut-eye, it fell by 27 per cent, said Colorado University, US.

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