Young People and Gambling 2022
- Executive summary
- Young people’s active involvement in gambling
- Experience of gambling
- The Impact of gambling on young people
- Online gambling
- National Lottery play
- Games and gaming machines
- The Context for gambling participation
- Attitudes towards and exposure to gambling
- List of gambling activities and definitions
The impact of gambling on sleep
The majority of young people (61 percent) report experiencing a loss of sleep due to worrying about something over the past year (not including gambling). However, a minority of young people who were actively involved in gambling had lost sleep at night because gambling meant that they went to bed late (2 percent) or because they were worrying about their own gambling (2 percent) either all of the time, often or sometimes.
The survey results indicate that 3 percent of 11 to 16 year olds who had spent their own money on gambling in the last 12 months lost sleep because they were worried about a family member or someone that is responsible for them gambling.
There were no statistical differences by gender and age.
Figure 7: The impact of gambling on sleep
Figure 7 information
GC_SLEEPLATE GC_SLEEPWRYGAM GC_SLEEPWRYELSE GC_SLEEPFAMGAM. Over the past year, how often, if at all, have you lost sleep at night because…
Base: All 11 to 16 year olds answering, 'You have been worrying about the gambling of a family member or someone who is responsible for looking after you' (2209).
Base: All 11 to 16 year olds answering who have spent their own money gambling in the last 12 months answering, 'You have been worrying about your own gambling' (737).
Base: All 11 to 16 year olds answering who have spent their own money gambling in the last 12 months answering, 'You went to bed late because you were gambling' (738 ).
Base: All 11 to 16 year olds answering, 'You have been worrying about something and/or something else' (2348).
Note: Where an asterisk is displayed on a chart or in a table, this means the value for that response is greater than zero, but less than 0.5 percent.
Note: Where percentages for a question do not add up to 100 percent, this is due to computer rounding.
|Impact||Percentage who never||Percentage who rarely||Percentage who sometimes||Percentage who often||Percentage who all the time||Percentage who don't know|
|You have been worrying about the gambling of a family member or someone who is responsible for looking after you||89%||4%||1%||1%||1%||4%|
|You have been worrying about your own gambling||95%||2%||1%||0%||0%||1%|
|You went to bed late because you were gambling||94%||3%||0%||1%||1%||1%|
|You have been worrying about something (something else)||17%||18%||26%||20%||15%||3%|
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Last updated: 9 November 2022
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