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Area is most sleep deprived

READ it and sleep. Dumfriesshire is the most sleep deprived area in the UK, according to new research.

The study was conducted by Great Bean Bag and asked users to input how many minutes of sleep they get each night.

After analysing the 26,000 entries, it was discovered that Dumfriesshire was the most sleep deprived, with residents only achieving around 6.31 hours of sleep per night.

In second place overall in the UK was Fermanagh in Northern Ireland with 6.44 hours of sleep.

The recommended amount of sleep for an adult over the age of 18 is 7 – 9 hours.

Dr Lindsay Browning, psychologist, neuroscientist and sleep expert for luxury bed retailer, And So To Bed, said: “Sleep, although not always a top priority for people, is vital for our longevity. When we sleep, our brains physically repair our bodies and regulate important hormones which control the functioning of our bodies during the day.

“People who get too little sleep (less than seven hours per night), or too much sleep (more than nine hours per night) have been shown to have increased all-cause mortality risk – i.e. you are more likely to die earlier due to any reason, compared to people sleeping between 7-9 hours.”

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