London- New researches showed that Brits are becoming a nation of night-time worriers with more than three fifths of the population, which is over 32 million adults, waking up in the middle of the night thinking about a health concern that has not been checked off of their to-do list.
The Mail Online daily said dental check-ups (25%), losing weight (23%) and talking to someone about stress or a mental health issue (20%) are the most common concerns that wake up Brits at 4.05 a.m. in the morning, according to new data from Bupa Health Clinics.
According to the research that surveyed over 4,000 people across the UK, a fifth of Britons admit that general health tasks are the least likely area of ‘life’ to be checked off the to-do list, being frequently delayed instead.
However, it’s not hearing the potential outcome of medical appointments that’s putting people off, as almost half of respondents agree that there is just always something ‘more important’ to deal with in their busy lives.
Dr Luke James, medical director at Bupa Health Clinics said: “This research highlights that despite de-prioritizing them, lingering health tasks can quickly go from being a simple reminder to book an appointment, to be enough to keep you up at night; 59% percent of respondents struggle to nod off when they go to bed and are instead worrying about not giving their health the attention it needs.”
He added: “The issue is that persistent worrying can lead to further problems, blood pressure can go up and people can start suffering from things like heart palpitations. These are potentially more serious conditions, which can be much more difficult to bounce back from.”