16 nights of sleep lost to hot summer
BY EMMA ELSWORTHY THE hot summer led us to lose more than 125 hours of sleep – the equivalent of almost 16 nights.
A poll of 2000 adults found that during the heatwave, between June 23 and August 3, the average person lost nearly three hours of sleep a night.
And 14 per cent couldn’t remember having a proper night’s sleep at all in that time.
The study, by Love Fresh Cherries, found 44 per cent slept on top of the duvet, 29 per cent used a fan and half opened their windows to aid sleep.
As well as recommending that people eat cherries to aid sleep, nutritionist Dr Emma Derbyshire said: “Nights of broken sleep can tally up and take their toll on our health, productivity and on our mood too.”
STRUGGLE Sleep problems