Not Tonight, Honey, I'm Sleepy

Most Brits prefer snoozing to other bed activities, survey says
By Katherine Thompson,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 2, 2009 11:51 AM CST
A survey found that two-thirds of Britons report problems sleeping, and almost a quarter say they suffer from insomnia.   (©Shooz)
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(Newser) – As bedroom activities go, more than three-quarters of Britons would choose a really good night of sleep over sex, writes the Telegraph. And with 79% preferring extra shut-eye, about 70% reported trouble sleeping, and 25% suspected insomnia. Although many people believe 8 hours per night is necessary, nearly everyone is getting less than that.

“Disrupted sleep not only impacts on quality of life, but there’s an increased risk of higher blood pressure and its consequences,” cautions a sleep researcher, who says most people need more rest. “Many people have jobs that demand a lot of attention—and attention is the first mental ability to deteriorate after a poor night's sleep.”