A team of researchers from the Central Queensland University has found that in order to get a good night sleep a person must sleep alone. They came to this conclusion after surveying over 13,000 people during the Sealy Sleep Census. During their study, they found that sleeping with a partner can disrupt the sleep either due to voices or even movements of the other person.
Out of the total people surveyed, nearly two-third of people had woken up during the night. Out of them, 35% were woken by the sound of their partner’s snoring, going to the bathroom, answering calls or even checking emails during the night. There were also 13% people who had their night sleep disturbed by noise of traffic and 16% woke up due to rain.
A good night sleep is very important and if someone is woken up during the night, it hinders their next day’s work which was also evident in the study as nearly 33% of respondents had pulled a sickie because they were tired due to improper sleep. Moreover, people are not able to fully commit to their work as 38% of people that were surveyed admitted that they fell asleep at their desk after not getting a good night sleep.
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