The Great British Bedtime survey

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Separate bedsThe Sleep Council conducted a survey of the British populace to determine sleeping habits, with some surprising results. 22% set the alarm on their BlackBerry or mobile phone before slipping under the sheets between 10 and 11, but 40% of couples said they didn’t go to sleep at the same time and a full quarter said they regularly sleep completely separately. This might have something to do with the 1 in 3 who send and receive text messages or emails in bed, or the 1 in 5 who surf the web, listen to music, or play games. 22% charge up their phone before bed compared to only 10% who offer nightly prayers. My only question is how much the 9% of couple who always sleep separately includes the 1% of men who apparently wear a nightie to bed…

  • blueenigma

    This is hilarious! I stumbled across this article a few minutes ago; I am IN BED at 2:17am, on my blackberry. This truly IS an addiction. There should be a study inquiring of the number of persons who Sleep with their blackberry. I keep mine right here in bed with me. Either under the pillow next to me (stopped sharing a bed with my husband long ago), or somewhere strewn under the cover. Just plain funny to see that this blackberry thing is such a phenomenon.

  • blueenigma

    This is hilarious! I stumbled across this article a few minutes ago; I am IN BED at 2:17am, on my blackberry. This truly IS an addiction. There should be a study inquiring of the number of persons who Sleep with their blackberry. I keep mine right here in bed with me. Either under the pillow next to me (stopped sharing a bed with my husband long ago), or somewhere strewn under the cover. Just plain funny to see that this blackberry thing is such a phenomenon.