Beauty therapists get more sleep than any other profession

How much sleep do you get on average a night? Apparently, those who work in the hair and beauty industry get more shut eye than any other profession, according to a new survey by home furnishings retailer Hilarys.

Beauty therapists and hairdressers get on average nine hours and 40 minutes’ sleep per night, double that of healthcare professionals who get the least, approximately four hours and 15 minutes, the report found.

When asked if they thought they get enough sleep each night, 11% of respondents replied yes while 89% believed they got less than they need.

Stress (44%) and a high caffeine consumption (19%) were stated as the most common factors keeping Brits up at night, with more than half admitting they felt like they had an issue with their health because of lack of shut eye.

The five industries who get the most amount of sleep, on average, per night:

  1. Hair and beauty – 9 hours 40 minutes
  2. Telemarketers – 8 hours 45 minutes
  3. Insurance – 8 hours 20 minutes
  4. Retail – 8 hours 15 minutes
  5. Construction – 8 hours 10 minutes

The five industries whose workers receive the least amount of sleep, on average, per night:

  1. Healthcare – 4 hours 15 minutes
  2. Law enforcement – 4 hours 30 minutes
  3. Teaching – 4 hours 35 minutes
  4. Journalists – 4 hours 50 minutes
  5. Hospitality – 5 hours

Hilarys surveyed 4,596 Brits for the research. 

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