According to Express, a recent study found that adults lose 64 nights worth of sleep annually, typically due to stress.

The average grown-up gets just six hours and 36 minutes’ sleep every night – an hour and 24 minutes less than the recommended eight hours.

This amounts to 511 hours over a year – the equivalent of almost 64 eight-hour nights, Stress is the main reason for insomnia, the poll found.

A snoring or fidgeting partner, being too hot or cold in bed and worrying about money can also cause sleeplessness.

Using technology late at night, having young children and lying in an uncomfortable bed are among the other reasons people cannot nod off.

Sixty eight per cent of adults do not believe they get enough sleep, with one in twenty claiming to get a maximum of four hours’ shut-eye a night.

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