Take the sleep test!

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Apparently, the average person only gets 6 hours of sleep a night - a massive 2 hours less than the recommended amount.

And it seems the quality of our sleep isn't always up to scratch either - in a poll on goodtoknow, more than a quarter of you told us you regularly wake up in the night, while 1 in 5 of you are tired even if you think you slept well.

Most experts agree that we need 8 hours sleep per night, but it can vary from person to person. And now a new piece of research says the weekend lie-in boosts your brain power for the rest of the week. So how can you be sure if you're getting enough sleep? Easy - take our sleep test. Answer 12 quick questions and we'll look at your sleep habits and give you some advice on how to solve your sleep problems.

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Take the sleep test

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Mr Polite

This may sound like a basic idea, but a simple, light breakfast is a a good way to help you wake up in the morning, which in turn, helps you sleep


Even when I get an early night i feel tired, think i will have a look at some energy boosting diets!


Ideally, I would like 8 hours sleep. If I go to bed at 9 pm, read for half an hour I will sleep until somewhere between 4.30 and 5am. If I go to bed at llpm I will be wide awake at 3.30. I was told the more hours before midnight the better and longer the sleep so for me it is the 9pm routine. If I wake at 4, I usually have a small amount of warm milk with a little sugar, read for a while and sometimes I can get back to sleep until 7.30 which is great.


I just cant not keep awake so i dont know if its the pregnancy or not though i go to gym and exercise i am forever exhausted as well, please help

Raymond Slater

being diabetec and a heart failure patient my sleep pattern is very erratic certainly do not get 6 or 8 hours sleep any night uo 3 or 4 times to go to the toilet having prostrate problems now, it is no wonder I am so crabby and irratable most mornings How about an articel and advice for folks like me

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