Young people are much more likely to sleep during the day than older people.
Gen Zzzzz! Young people are much more likely to sleep during the day than older people: 10% even admit to tossing and turning on the floor.
- 45% of people aged 18 to 24 like to take a nap compared to 30% of people aged 65+.
- The most common causes of daytime sleep are stress and hangovers.
- While the sofa was the most popular spot, 10% admitted to sleeping on the floor.
An afternoon nap can be one of the best moments in retirement.
But a new study suggests that younger people are far more likely to take a midday nap than their older adults.
A survey of 2,000 people conducted by Silentnight found that 45% of young people aged 18 to 24 like to take a nap, compared to 30% of people aged 65 and over.
And almost a fifth of young people under the age of 24 sleep more than once a day, compared to 5 percent of older people.
The most common causes of drowsiness are lack of sleep the night before, followed by stress and hangovers.
A survey of 2,000 people conducted by Silentnight found that 45% of people aged 18 to 24 like to take a nap, compared to 30% of people aged 65 and over.
A fifth of workers admitted that they doze off at work, and one in ten said that they regularly fall asleep on public transport.
While the sofa was the most popular place to sleep, about 10 percent admitted to sleeping on the floor.
The average recorded sleep time was 33 minutes, with a peak between 2:00 pm and 3:00 pm, with the highest on Sundays.
Aberdeen has been named the “Nap-ital” of the UK, followed by Cardiff, Wolverhampton, Newcastle and Plymouth.
Meanwhile, people who live in York, Cambridge and Leicester are reported to be getting the least sleep.
Silent night sleep expert Hannah Shore said: “Sleep can be restorative and help reduce fatigue during the day, and if you don’t get enough sleep at night, daytime naps can counteract the all-too-familiar daytime slump.
A nap is also a good way to improve your cognitive functions such as memory and ability to complete complex tasks.
“Despite the benefits of daytime naps, afternoon naps can have their drawbacks if you oversleep, which can leave you feeling overwhelmed and disoriented.
“Sleeping too much can affect your sleep schedule later in the evening, affecting your nighttime sleep and possibly your energy levels the next day.”
Best of all, she added a short nap of 20 to 30 minutes, as it provides an energy boost without negative side effects such as late-day sluggishness.
The firm conducted the study to commemorate today’s (Friday, March 17th) World Sleep Day.
An afternoon nap could be one of the best things to do in retirement (image)