Sleeptember | The Need For Better Sleep

Shot of a cheerful young woman waking up after a good night's sleep in her bed at home during the day

Feeling stressed today? You are not alone.

More and more evidence indicates as a society and country we are becoming increasingly more stressed, and this is backed up by extensive new research by Puressentiel.

In a new research poll of 1,000 adults aged 18 to 60 from across the UK, stress and a lack of proper relaxation are shown to be a huge problem.

Sleep is essential

Peaceful blonde woman sleeping in bed at home in bedroom

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Practicing medical herbalist and plant medicine expert, Dr Chris Etheridge says; “Getting a good night’s sleep is absolutely essential for good mental and physical wellbeing and should be made a priority by us all. Puressentiel Rest & Relax Air Spray is ideal in easing stress, promoting calm and improving sleep quality. It is safe, easy to use and non-addictive and works with the body to gently encourage a happy and healthy night’s sleep.”

The situation appears to be worsening. More than a third (35%) of respondents said that overall, their life was more stressful than it was a year ago, and nearly half (45%) said it was more stressful than it was five years ago.

More than a third (35%) said they felt they were under more stress than their parents were at the same age, and similarly more than half (52%) thought their children were under more pressure than would have been the case 20 years ago.

No me time

Stressed mum at home. She has her head in her hands at a messy kitchen sink and her children are running round in the background.

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Nearly two thirds according to the Puressentiel research poll – 62% – felt guilty if they weren’t rushing around doing things and nearly four in ten (38%) said they fail to schedule in any ‘me’ time.

Even with planned special time, 71% said they might break it if a social invite came up. Nearly half (41%) wished they could be more assertive about protecting time for themselves.

Nearly all – 93% – said they had put the demands and needs of other family members ahead of their own – 28% saying this was ‘often’ and 21% saying it was ‘always’. Fewer people – 80% – said they’d put work colleagues’ demands ahead of their own – 17% said they did it ‘often’ and 4% said it was ‘always’.