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
Not Tonight, Honey, I'm Sleepy
A survey found that two-thirds of Britons report problems sleeping, and almost a quarter say they suffer from insomnia.   (©Shooz)

(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.

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“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.” (Read more sleep stories.)

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