Walking at The Seven Sisters could help you sleep better

The Seven Sisters viewed from Birling Gap (N.T.)  February 3rd 2014 E05115Q ENGSUS00120140402094117
The Seven Sisters viewed from Birling Gap (N.T.) February 3rd 2014 E05115Q ENGSUS00120140402094117
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A walk along The Seven Sisters could help you sleep better according to a new survey commissioned by the National Trust.

The survey was carried out as part of the National Trust’s Great British Walk campaign, which named a stroll along Birling Gap and the Seven Sisters as the third best coastal walk in the UK this week.

Researchers found walking along coastal paths helped British walkers sleep an average of 47 minutes longer each night.

The report also found coastal walking increases feelings of calm and happiness and gives walkers a sense of escape.

Over two thirds of those surveyed said also they fall into a deeper sleep after being by the coast.

Environmental psychologist Eleanor Ratcliffe said, “It’s clear that there is something special about the coast, particularly as a place to escape to that can allow people to boost their mood, relax and sleep in.”

Wonder of Britain presenter Julia Bradbury is supporting Great British Walk campaign.

She said, “Everyone knows I love a good ramble and what better news than it helps us sleep longer.

“I’ve walked the coast a lot as part of my TV work and also spent a huge amount of time outdoors on the coast with friends and family and I can tell you first hand, I always sleep like a baby afterwards.”

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