A UK survey found that a perfect night’s sleep has a duration of 8 hours and 42 minutes, as reported by The Weather Network.
One thousand people in the United Kingdom were surveyed in order to determine the ideal times one should be going to sleep and waking up in order to achieve a ‘perfect’ sleep, particularly in the winter.
The results of the study determined that a perfect night’s slumber has a duration of eight hours and 42 minutes with a bedtime of 10:37 p.m. and a wake time of 7:19 a.m.
If this sleep pattern seems a bit unrealistic, the reality proves it is for most adults. According to the same study, people sleep an average of six hours and 15 minutes every night between October and February — and about 40 minutes less during the summer months.
Longer days can contribute to summertime sleeping habits, while shorter days during the winter also have an impact. More than half of survey participants admitted that dark mornings and evenings leave them feeling more tired and sluggish, affecting both sleep and mood.
The study was conducted by retailer George Home, as a way to identify their customers’ sleep needs and habits ahead of the winter season.