16 nights of sleep lost to hot sum­mer

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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

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