Sleep expert Professor Jason Ellis of Northumbria University says, “The findings of this Champneys Wellbeing Report have highlighted that we just aren’t taking care of ourselves properly and are ignoring the signs of a nationwide burn-out. Sleep is fundamental to our health and wellbeing and yet it is commonly the first thing sacrificed in order to ‘stay on top of our game’. Even more concerning is the amount of people who are taking their work, figuratively, through the stress and strain of their day, or literally, into the bedroom. This blurs the boundaries between wake time and sleep time, making it even harder to get a good
night’s rest.


  • Over half of us (51.5%)  rarely/never take care of our overall wellbeing
  • Over 1 in 10 of us (15.8%) prioritise the wellbeing of others rather than our own
  • Over half of us (53.5%) are having problems with tiredness; with 41.2% of us sometimes feeling exhausted; and over 1 in 10 of us (12.3%) generally feeling utterly exhausted
  • Over 1 in 10 of us (16.3%) see the main benefit of exercise as helping to relieve stress
  • Over a third of us (35.2%) see the main benefit of exercise as helping to manage weight and appearance
  • Over 1 in 10 of us (13.4%) don’t think that they handle their stress
  • Almost half of us are unhappy with our weight (42.2%)