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Health & Fitness: The 'happiest' and 'unhappiest' places in the UK, according to experts

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Ahead of Blue Monday, which falls on 17th January, Beds Divans has analysed over 425 UK weather stations to find which area in the UK is scientifically the happiest.

As it stands, around two million people in the UK are affected by Seasonal Affective Disorder, with two-fifths of UK adults feeling more depressed due to dark nights.

"Seasonal affective disorder affects more than just your energy levels," explained Neil Wright, a sleep expert at Beds Divans . "It also affects your sleep and day-to-day life. People with SAD often feel excessively sleepy during the day and typically sleep longer than usual at night.

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“Healthy sleep helps us balance our moods and regulate our emotions. Without healthy sleep, you’re more likely to struggle with feelings of depression and anxiety."

Based on the total number of sunlight hours an area has over the winter period, the study shows that Chichester is naturally the happiest place in the UK, with the city seeing 232 hours of predicted sunlight this winter.

The results further show that Bradford was crowned the most naturally unhappy place in the UK, with the city only getting a predicted 110 hours of sunlight in winter.

The top 10 naturally happiest & unhappiest places in the UK according to the number of sunlight hours.

Happiest:

Rank City/Town Monthly Winter Sunlight Average Total Winter Sunlight
1. Chichester 77 232
2. Hastings 76 227
3. St Helens 76 227
4. Eastbourne 74 222
5. Southend-on-Sea 72 216
6. Poole 72 216
7. Brighton 72 215
8. Ipswich 71 214
9. Peterborough 71 214
10. Bournemouth 71 212

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Unhappiest:

Rank City/Town Monthly Winter Sunlight Average Total Winter Sunlight
1. Bradford 37 110
2. Barnsley 37 110
3. Rochdale 42

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4. Glasgow 46 137
5. Paisley 47 140
6. Belfast 47 141
7. York 48 145
8. Gateshead 49 146
9. Preston 49 147
10. Sevenoaks 51 154

The study also found that the South East is the naturally happiest region in the UK with 8 cities/towns from that region receiving the most hours of natural sunlight.

Yorkshire and the East & West Midlands, however, are the naturally unhappiest regions in the UK with only 1 place from each region making it into the list.

Commenting on the results, Neil explained that there are ways to help cope with seasonal fatigue and SAD:

Tips on dealing with SAD:

"A greater focus on self-care may be beneficial. Getting outdoors, exercising regularly, eating energy-boosting foods, and socialising can reduce the onset of SAD symptoms.

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An abrupt change in your bedtime can do harm to your mental and physical health. If you choose to go to bed earlier over the winter months, we recommend you adjust your bedtime by 1 hour each day until you reach your intended sleep schedule. This way there’s far more chance of getting a good night’s sleep.

The change in daylight hours can result in people losing their routines. People may begin to sleep in which can affect how you function throughout the day and your sleep schedule.

To keep in sync, you should stick to a routine and resume getting up early despite how dark it is. This will help you stay tired at normal times and overall give you a better night’s sleep.”

To see the full results, visit: https://www.bedsdivans.co.uk/sunniest-cities-towns-at-winter-in-the-uk/

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