Over a quarter of jobs in London would be classed as ‘high stress’ occupations, so it makes sense that over the past seven years, searches for ‘sleep amount’ have soared by 7300% in the capital.
This data comes from hybrid mattress brand OTTY. Their sleep experts have analysed the top sleep issues that Brits have been experiencing in their Sleep Issues Index.
Bringing in expert advice from mental health counsellors and sleep physicians OTTY have delved into the effects of losing sleep and how much sleep you really need for optimal brain function.
Alex Dimitriu, MD, a double board-certified physician in psychiatry and sleep medicine and founder of Menlo Park Psychiatry & Sleep Medicine suggests,
‘Seven to eight hours of sleep is ideal for most people. We should aim to be realistic, and ideally create a “window” of time for sleep of eight or nine hours; with the realisation that despite our efforts, we all end up sleeping a little less than we planned.’