Research reveals the UK’s most sleep-deprived town in the whole of the UK – is it where you’re from? And who are the runner-ups?
Health company Supplement Place analysed their own sales data alongside Google search volumes to list the top 10 most sleep-deprived cities and towns in Britain.
Collating data, the research team looked up where people have been “searching for ways to get a better night’s sleep”.
Coming in at first place for the most sleepiest town in the whole of the UK is Bolton, Greater Manchester.
So far, Bolton, Bristol, Leicester, Liverpool and Newcastle upon Tyne have made the list.
Sleep deprivation is evidently affecting the whole country – and lots and lots of people.
How can you banish those restless nights and wake up feeling refreshed instead of groggy?
Supplement Place has a few ideas, and the first one involves keeping away from the screen.
“Exposure to light limits the amount of melatonin that your brain produces,” the health company explained.
“[Melatonin] helps to regulate your sleep,” it continued. So if you’re committed to falling asleep earlier, disengage from the mobile hours before bed.
Furthermore, practise a good sleep and wake routine. Getting into a regular routine helps to “set the body clock and improve your sleep quality”.
Speaking of sleep quality, who else is feeling fizzled out? Following on from Newcastle upon Tyne, the inner city of Manchester is right up there.
Northerners may benefit from refraining from caffeine, alcohol, sugar and refined carbs before bedtime – as can the rest of the nation.
People from Belfast are next on the list. Did you know even light exercise throughout the day could prepare you for a good slumber in the evening?
The ninth most sleep deprived area in Britain is Wolverhampton, with coastal town Bournemouth making the final cut.
In order, the most sleep-deprived cities and towns in the UK are: Bolton, Bristol, Leicester, Liverpool, Newcastle upon Tyne, Manchester, Belfast and Bournemouth.