New research has revealed how poor quality sleep is having a devastating impact on the mental health of people across the UK. The study shows that a third (31%) of Brits say they feel depressed if they feel tired, and 30% say they feel anxious. To make matters worse, nearly half (48%) said they would consider themselves sleep deprived, and 29% say they’ve had a broken night’s sleep.
The research – from Bensons for Beds – also highlighted the impact that poor quality sleep can have on daily life. Just over a third of Brits (34%) said they had made mistakes at work because of poor quality sleep, 18% say they feel like they lose their weekend to catch up on sleep and 15% say they feel miserable at the weekend because they’re exhausted.
Aston spoke to Stephanie Romiszewski, sleep expert to discuss why Brit’s are being left depressed and anxious with poor quality of sleep.