Liverpool professionals get up early – and may be sleep-deprived

New survey by one of the UK’s biggest independent job sites, CV-Library, reveals 58.3% of professionals in the city are up at 6am and only getting six hours of sleep. Tony McDonough reports

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Almost 60% of Liverpool professionals are early risers, says CV-Library


Almost 60% of Liverpool professionals are awake at 6am – and many of them may not be getting enough sleep.

A new survey by one of the UK’s biggest independent job sites, CV-Library, reveals 58.3% of professionals in the city are up at 6am with a further 72.9% stating that they get just six hours sleep a night.

It found that only 21.6% of Liverpool’s workers get the recommend eight hours of sleep per night, with 27.8% even admitting that they wake up as early as 4.30am every day. The study went on to ask respondents what they like to do with their time before work, with the average morning routine in Liverpool including the following:

  • Catching up on emails (48.6%)
  • Reading the latest news (35.1%)
  • Spending time with loved ones (27%)
  • Checking social media (27%)
  • Scheduling the day ahead (21.6%)
  • Texting family (13.5%)
  • Networking over coffee (10.8%)
  • Working out (8.1%)
  • Meditating (5.4%)
  • Texting friends (5.4%)

Lee Biggins, founder and chief executive of CV-Library said: “Let’s face it – not everyone can be a morning person – and for some people, the prospect of doing anything but eating your breakfast before work can seem a bit much. However, our research suggests that ‘successful’ people tend to wake up earlier, despite getting less than the recommended amount of sleep.

Naturally, you’re going to pack a lot more into your day if you make the most of the early hours, but only if you’re fully awake and ready to be productive. Tasks such as working out or meditating can set you up for a great day ahead, but there’s no use trying to start a routine that’s not sustainable in the long run.”  

The study also found 51.4% of professionals in Liverpool believe that waking up early benefits your career. When asked why they think it’s beneficial, 57.9% said it helps them to get ahead with their tasks, 52.6% said it makes them feel more alert and 47.4% said it helps them to feel more organised.

Mr Biggins added: “Getting the right amount of sleep can help you to stay healthy, alert and ready to tackle the day ahead. You’ll naturally feel happier, stay calm under pressure and forge positive relationships in the workplace. If you’re thinking of shaking up your routine, make sure you’re waking up early for the right reasons.”

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