Adults refuse to turn on their cameras for a business call after a bad night’s sleep

NEW research has found that 41% of Britons refuse to turn on their cameras for a business call because of a poor night’s sleep.

A survey of 2,000 UK adults found that more than a quarter (28%) say a poor night’s sleep affected their mental health – rising to 50% for 18-24 year olds.

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41% of Britons turn off cameras for a business call after a bad night’s sleepCredit: Getty

Furniture Village research examined the dangerous and disturbing consequences of a poor night’s sleep.

It comes as the furniture company has partnered with The Sleep Charity to launch the UK’s first dedicated helpline for people who have trouble sleeping.

The helpline will be managed by specialized and trained advisers between 7 p.m. and 9 p.m., five days a week, Sunday through Thursday.

It will provide callers with helpful tips and advice so that they can identify appropriate strategies, discuss their issues, and try to refer them to other organizations and services for specialist or long-term support.

Lisa Artis, Deputy Managing Director of The Sleep Charity, said: “It is clear that the UK general public is in the midst of a sleep crisis which is affecting national mental health, performance at work and even leading to abuse. alcohol.

“Almost 60% of those surveyed felt there was a lack of support for their sleep issues, which is why we partnered with Furniture Village to set up the first national sleep helpline. from the United Kingdom.

“Together, we want to make sure everyone has access to high quality, evidence-based advice, regardless of age, ethnicity, origin or income.”

The average British adult suffers from nine bad nights of sleep per month, which works out to around 500 MILLION people across the country each month, but support is limited.

Half of those polled via OnePoll said a poor night’s sleep affected their motivation, with 30% suffering from sore eyes and 29% from joint pain.

And 15 percent have taken multiple days off in the past three months because of poor sleep.

Four in ten people (42%) regularly drink caffeinated drinks to compensate for lack of sleep – four a day on average.

Overall, almost half (48%) said companies should offer support to staff who have trouble sleeping.

And a third (35%) say their sleep problems and those of their children make them feel lonely and isolated.

Dr Ranj Singh, Sleep and Wellness Ambassador for Furniture Village, said: “Sleep is as much a part of our well-being as diet and exercise, and it is worrying how many people are struggling with problems related to their lack.

“Giving the nation access to expert sleep advice is an amazing way to tackle this nationwide problem and we are proud to partner with The Sleep Charity to help make it easier.” . “

The helpline will be available to anyone experiencing difficulty sleeping, with the team listening to callers with empathy and providing evidence-based sleep information.

People seeking help and support from the Sleep Helpline, which is launching today, should call 03303 530 541.

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