Good quality sleep is closely linked to life outside the bed, new research shows.
Lifestyle factors including obesity, shift work, depression and socioeconomic status, have been identified as common risk factors for poor sleep.
Measures to combat the curse of the unhappy path need to think about more than the time spent in bed.
She is leading a study that examined the results of sleep data from 41,000 middle-aged people over a six-year period.
However, about one-third of the study participants who reported sleeping for the recommended period reported a high burden of sleep problems and daytime sleepiness.
About 40 per cent of those surveyed were found to be ‘healthy sleepers’, with around 32 per cent of ‘people who slept badly on the border’ and 28 per cent of ‘people who slept badly’.
Poor socioeconomic status, unhealthy lifestyle, poor health, and depressive symptoms were strongly linked to poor sleep.
Over the next six years there have been signs that poor sleep is a relatively persistent phenomenon, rather than something that will go away on its own in time.
“This suggests that early intervention is critical to improving sleep and it is important that we do so because evidence consistently highlights the increasing prevalence of poor sleep and its role in the increasing burden of health conditions. chronic. “