Bed manufacturer Sealy UK has revealed that Britain’s are experiencing ‘disturbed’ sleep due to the Brexit result and recent heatwave.

As part of its global ‘state of sleep’ campaign, which was launched earlier this year in a partnership with Loughborough University’s Clinical Sleep Research Unit, the new set of data has highlighted the impact of economic stresses that affects sleep.

Sealy said that the study, which questioned 1,000 people across the UK following Brexit, indicated that 21% experienced disturbed sleep as a result of worries over job security, whilst 19% over economic uncertainty, 14% over the threat of impending recession and 62% relating to recent heatwave.

The sleep wellness census explores Brits sleeping habits and how major events impact the nation compared to the rest of the world. The data will be used to compare the ‘state of sleep’ across the globe.

Neil Robinson, sales and marketing director, Sealy said: “We’re very excited to be conducting the Census in association with Loughborough University’s Clinical Sleep Research Unit and our partners across the globe. It is set to be the largest sleep wellness study of its kind and we’re very excited about it. The study will provide invaluable insights into sleep, which will inform both our product development and the work of the Clinical Sleep Research Unit.”

Professor Kevin Morgan from the Clinical Sleep Research Unit at Loughborough University added: “We’re absolutely delighted to be involved with the study and we’re looking forward to seeing the results, and identifying trends across the globe. This is certainly a ground-breaking project.”

The study takes around 10 to 15 minutes to complete and can be found at www.sleep-census.com.