At Premier Inn, we’re all about helping the nation rest easy. So, to celebrate National Bed Month in the lead up to World Sleep Day on March 18th, we wanted to conduct some research to find out a little more about people’s sleep habits.
Getting a great night’s sleep is key for your physical and mental wellbeing – it’s just as important for our bodies as eating, drinking, and breathing. Despite this, our research suggested that people could be missing out on 208 hours of sleep per year. It also revealed that the top contributors to a lack of sleep seem to be excessive late night screen time (32%), an irregular sleep routine (27%), and an uncomfortable sleeping environment (14%).
Our survey showed that 72% of people agree that day-to-day life would improve if they got a better night’s sleep, and that the most popular incentives for overhauling quality of sleep are to improve mental wellbeing and mood (47%), have more energy for exercise (32%), and to have more time for self-care (28%). A quarter of those asked believe that an extended period of working from home has made it difficult to switch off in the evenings.