Lots of money is the most effective sleep remedy, new study shows
Monday 26 August 2013
How do the rich sleep at night? Very well, according to a major study of British bedtime behaviour.
A healthy pay packet is revealed today by the Sleep Council as the most important factor in getting a good night’s rest.
The poll of 5,000 adults found dividing lines based on income, with 83 per cent of people earning £75,000 or above saying they slept very well or fairly well most nights – and had never resorted to sleep remedies.
High earners were more likely to share their bed each night with a partner, but also admit to using their laptop as the last thing they do before going to bed.
At the other end of the scale, a third of unemployed people surveyed in the poll said they slept very poorly most nights. They are also far less likely to share a bed with their partners, according to The Sleep Council.
Nearly a quarter of those working in sales, media, marketing, architecture, engineering and building said they turned to alcohol to help them nod off. Those in arts and culture topped the list of late night drinkers.
Lawyers suffer the least from sleep deprivation and are in bed by 10pm, with City workers coming second.
Architects and engineers complained the most about getting too few hours in bed at night, often blaming a nap in the day for upsetting their body clock.
Liam Neeson's Downton dreams
Life & Style blogs
Hipster hate is everywhere - but is there a little bit of them in all of us?
Jennifer Lawrence nude pictures leaked: Reddit removes 'The Fappening' board dedicated to sharing naked pictures of celebrities
There is literally not a single woman in this iPhone 6 queue
A bottle of wine a day is not bad for you and abstaining is worse than drinking, scientist claims
iOS 8: how to free up memory on your iPhone or iPad to install the update
- 1 Mario Balotelli: Staff at arson-hit Manchester Dogs' Home convinced Liverpool striker is behind five-figure donation
- 2 Scottish independence live: Scotland gives a clear 'No' in historic referendum - as it happened
- 3 iOS 8 is full of shiny new features - but it's terrible news for app developers
- 4 Friends 20th anniversary: Six things we wouldn't have without influential comedy series
- 5 Scottish independence: Tory revolt against 'devo max' grows as Rail Minister Claire Perry joins
Competitive Salary: Randstad Education Group: We have an urgent requirement fo...
£400 - £450 Per Day: Clearwater People Solutions Ltd: **URGENT CONTRACT ROLE**...
£55 - £65 per day: Randstad Education Cheshire: We are looking to recruit two ...
£21000 - £35000 per annum: Randstad Education Cambridge: Primary teachers requ...