An online UK survey showed the sleep habits of working-age individuals in Britain, as reported by Tech Times.

A quarter of working-age Britons admitted that they only get about five hours of sleep at night, a recent study in the United Kingdom revealed. The study said respondents were worried that missing out on sleep could be harmful to their health.

Psychologists from the University of Leeds say that some people need seven hours and more of sleep to function at their best during the day. Lack of sleep has also been linked to depression, anxiety, diabetes, impaired work performance, increased risks of heart disease and accidents.

“The increasing demands of modern life, social media and connected technologies may affect the quality and quantity of our sleep and pose a serious and detrimental threat to health,” said Dr. Anna Weighall, lead researcher of the study.

Researchers conducted an online survey among a small group of 1,024 Britons who were 18 to 80 years old. They found that participants who were 30 to 50 years old experienced striking levels of sleep deficiency because of work and family stress.

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