London students are fifth most sleep deprived in UK

57 per cent of us don’t get enough sleep

New research from the company, Time4Sleep, has surveyed adults across the UK and found that London is the 5th worst city in the UK for getting the recommended amount of sleep; with 57 per cent of us not getting enough shut eye.

A press release from the company revealed that 1 in 4 Londoners are kept awake at night. It’s no wonder why with the constant deadlines of essays, which inevitably end up in all-nighters in the library.

It’s even more likely that we’re spending too much time going out, especially when you consider that London boasts clubs featuring in the global top twenty, which we all make good use of.

Regular sleepy scenes in the library

The study found that girls felt more sleep deprived, with 22 per cent of women choosing to snooze through their morning alarm, choosing to do so over starting their day. Meanwhile, it was found that only 11 per cent of men hit snooze in the morning.

The reliance on the snooze button might be because 22 per cent of women asked in the study said they had “disturbed” sleeping patterns, in comparison to 17 per cent of men.

Sleep specialists say that snoozing your alarm will make you feel more tired than if you just forced yourself out of bed at the sound of the first alarm. This is because you’re more likely to fall back into a deep sleep. This explains why, after snoozing your alarm, you feel like it’s been hours since you last woke up even though it’s probably only been a few minutes.

Despite London being one of the best cities in the world, as the Tab has reported, this comes at the cost of our much-needed sleep.

Perhaps we should rethink those nights out at Fabric…