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What does your sleeping position say about you?

POSTED ON 29 SEPTEMBER 2017

Bed manufacture Sealy UK and Loughborough University’s Clinical Sleep Research Unit (CSRU) have conducted the worlds largest-ever online sleep census

The results are in and a shocking 77% of Brits fail to wake up feeling refreshed and well rested each morning. Meanwhile, 70% of UK respondents admitted that they would function better at work if they slept better. Finally, a total of 76% also recognised that their personal life would benefit from better quality sleep.

I don’t know about you but I’m a right-side sleeper with one leg out of the duvet! It turns out I am in the minority as 36% of those surveyed sleep on the left, making it the most popular position. Left-side sleepers are also more likely to have a degree and work in marketing or advertising: who knew!

So what do they say about right-side sleepers, they are all geniuses right? No, but apparently it was the second most popular position, making up 34% of those surveyed. Right-side sleepers were more than likely to work in transport or manufacturing, be in the age range of 34-44 and live in Nottingham. Huh? This group were also heavier smokers and consumed over 10 caffeinated drinks a day.

Only 12% of people surveyed sleep on their front every night and apparently they love a beverage. According to the study, front sleepers consume on average 7 to 10 units each day. Meanwhile, back sleepers are more likely to wake up feeling refreshed and well rested; they are also typically younger than the other groups being in the 25-34 age range.

But what if you like a bit of everything? Well, freestyle sleepers are likely to work in utility companies and are typically between the age of 35-44 and only make up 10% of the population. So what group do you fall into and is it correct?

With all that said and done, how can we get the perfect nights sleep?

A report commissioned by eve Sleep, a mattress manufacturer, polled 2,000 Britons and the results show that going to bed alone at 10.39pm and wearing your comfy pyjamas will allow you to get the perfect night’s sleep. Turning your phone off 37 minutes before sleeping and reading a few pages of a paper book will also help you get those Zs in.

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