|Official Name||United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland|
|Area||244,103 Sq Km (94,249 Sq Mi)|
|Location||United Kingdom is located off the northwestern coast of Europe between the Atlantic Ocean and the North Sea.|
|Geography||It is separated from France by the Strait of Dover and the English Channel, and from the Irish Republic by the Irish Sea and the St. Georges Channel.|
|Density (1993)||238 persons per sq km (612 persons per sq ml)|
|Urban-Rural (1985)||91.5% urban|
|Sex Distribution (1991)||48.8% male|
|Life Expectancy at Birth (1988)||72.2 years male|
|77.9 years female|
|Age Breakdown (1991)||19% under 15|
|22% 15 to 29|
|21% 30 to 44|
|17% 45 to 59|
|14% 60 to 74|
|7% 75 and over|
|Birth Rate (1991)||13.8 per 1,000|
|Death Rate (1991)||11.2 per 1,000|
|Increase Rate (1991)||2.6 per 1,000|
|Infant Mortality Rate (1991)||7.4 per 1,000 live births|
The UK population goes to sleep around 11:15PM and wakes up around 7:00 AM. The population sleeps on average 6 hours 50 minutes. On week ends or days off, they sleep about 68 minutes more than on week days. The bedtime and wake up times are varying for more than one on five individuals.
About one on seven individuals are regularly napping. 1% of the population is napping at least two times in the same day.
- One on eight individuals has difficulty falling asleep
- One on five individuals has a disrupted sleep
- One on seven individuals wake up too early in the morning
- One on six individuals feels sleep is not refreshing
One individual on ten complained about the quality or quantity of his or her sleep. This does not mean that all these individuals are insomniacs: only one on 16 individuals has a diagnosis of insomnia.
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