Key to happiness ‘involves good sleep’
Getting the right amount of sleep is one of the foundations of happiness, it has been claimed.
A study carried out by researchers for Yeo Valley found that other keys to contentment also include regular home-cooked meals, spending two hours per day playing with children and a 20-minute commute to work.
According to the report, six hours and 15 minutes a night is the optimum amount of rest on mattresses people should get, combined with four shopping trips each month and two annual holidays.
It was compiled from the results of a poll of 4,000 adults and showed that those who rated themselves happiest worked for just over seven hours each day and exercised four times a week.
“Brits aren’t after expensive holidays or fast cars to make them happy, but the simpler things in life,” a Yeo Valley spokesman explained, noting that uninterrupted sleep and quality time with loved ones had been deemed of particular importance.