A report from The New Zealand Herald details the sleep habits of New Zealanders as revealed by a recent survey.

When the clock springs forward this Sunday many will lose an hour of sleep.

This could prove to be a struggle for the 24 per cent of New Zealanders who reported feeling tired on a daily basis in a Southern Cross Healthcare Group survey.

Eighty per cent of those in the survey of 1650 people, aged over 18 in June, also reported they would rather have a full night’s sleep than a great night out.

Eleven per cent in the survey, titled New Zealanders’ Approach to Kiwi Living, had fallen asleep at the wheel before.

Southern Cross Health Society chief executive Peter Tynan said that showed New Zealanders were desperate for sleep and that could lead to health problems.

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