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Bed-fast blues Belfast is UK's most sleep-deprived city, according to report

The pandemic phenomenon which has seen people struggle sleeping is referred to as "coronasomnia".

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Belfast is the most sleep-deprived city in the UK according to a new report.

It's finally been proven that those walking around complaining about being "knackered", "wrecked" and "busted" may be justified in their "gurning".

UK mattress firm OTTY came to the findings using data from Google which analysed people in several cities around the UK, counting the number of times they searched for phrases such as "insomnia", "can't sleep", and presumably, "I'm bate, mucker".

The firm looked at over 400 key terms during the study.

But of all UK cities, Belfast was the most restless, with 1,931 search results per 100,000 people looking for advice on how to catch a few winks.

In second place was Newcastle Upon Tyne with 1,855 searches.

Next came Plymouth with 1,794, Kingston with 1,680 and Stoke-on-Trent with 1,677.

In last place was London, with 693 searches.

The report also suggested that since the coronavirus epidemic started, searches for sleep deprived terminology have rocketed by 30%, with the cities seeing the biggest rise in searches for sleep-related terms being Birmingham, Leicester, London, Glasgow and Bristol.

The pandemic phenomenon which has seen people struggle sleeping is referred to as "coronasomnia".

Around two thirds of UK adults suffer from poor sleep, while around a third say they suffer from what they believe to be insomnia.

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