The UK's Most Well Rested Regions
Staying well-rested is important for our bodies and minds to reset so we’re ready for another day. Plus getting in those beauty zzz’s is a sure-fire way to keep away tired-looking skin. So, whether it’s a relaxing bath or a luxurious night-time skin care routine, however you choose to invest in your self-care is essential to help wind down before getting a good night’s rest.
In April 2020, we surveyed 2,000 Brits to reveal the nation’s best kept sleeping secrets, looking at how Britain is keeping rested during uncertain times and revealing which regions are catching the most well-rested zzz’s.
Our survey results look at different sleeping habits. We asked participants to share details of their sleep patterns now and three months ago. Then we analysed the data to discover which UK regions are getting the most rest.
Check out the map below to discover where your region ranks, then see how your sleep patterns compare to the rest of the nation.
Based on our findings, Northern Ireland has been crowned the most well-rested region, followed by Greater London and the South West. Meanwhile, the North West, the East of England and Wales are the least well-rested.
The North West are the biggest nap takers, which could explain why they are the least well-rested region, don’t feel as though they get enough sleep at night or feel well rested in the morning.
People in Scotland, which ranked fifth, seem to have their sleep most affected by anxiety, while people in the West Midlands dream most vividly.
When it comes to winding down at night, we all have our own techniques to help us relax. Those living in the South East rely on drinking a hot drink to help them get ready for a night’s slumber, while people in Yorkshire and the Humber focus on their night-time skincare routine to help them relax before bed.
Methodology & References
Methodology & References Nationally representative survey of 2,000 respondents aged 18+ in the UK in April 2020. The survey was conducted from a random sample of UK adults by Censuswide. The survey included 8 questions.
Respondents were asked to share details of their sleep patterns now (22nd April 2020) and three months ago (22nd January 2020). To determine the UK’s most well-rested regions, we looked at the regions that say they are getting enough sleep at night and are waking up feeling refreshed and recuperated in the morning.
Other sources included in this research include: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S1087079218301552 https://sleepcouncil.org.uk/advice-support/sleep-hub/sleep-disorders/vivid-dreams/ https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/284378#what-are-dreams