(PRWEB) August 18, 2010
1 in 4 women admit to intentionally waking their sleeping partner up.
1 in 5 women argue with their partner because of their sleep differences.
Scots take the longest to nod off – averaging over an hour.
Geordies sleep easiest, dropping off as soon as their heads hit the pillow.
1 in 3 women take between 30-60 min to fall asleep once in bed compared to 1 in 3 men who fall asleep within 10 mins
ONE in four women are so jealous of their hubby’s regular sleep patterns that they confess to intentionally waking them up on a regular basis, according to a new survey out today.
And they’re not subtle about it either.
The survey, by Silentnight Beds - to celebrate National Love Your Bed Week (2-8 Aug) - revealed the lengths ladies will go to, to wake a sleeping partner when the green eyed monster gets the better of them.
Almost half say they ramp up the tossing and turning to stir a sleeping partner, while one in five say they ‘accidentally’ prod or nudge them. Other tactics include talking to them until they respond, making a loud noise and turning either the light or TV on.
One in ten have even resorted to pinching their partner, if all else failed.
However, a whopping one in three say they go berserk if their partner’s dare do the same!
And it seems the men are well trained and know better, as 60% say they would never wake a sleeping partner on purpose.
However, that may have something to do with the fact that British men sleep easy. A quarter of them admit to nodding off within 10 minutes of their head hitting the pillow. Meanwhile, the same number of women take between 30 minutes and an hour to drop off.
This difference in sleeping habits, means a massive 40% of women become frustrated with their partners and a third say it leads to an argument.
Regionally, Scots take the longest to get to sleep averaging on over an hour once in the sack. While Geordies sleep easiest, dropping off within five minutes of their head hitting the pillow.
Pensioners are most likely to prod their partners to wake them, while teens are most likely to turn the TV or a light on.
Amanda Jones, Marketing Director at Silentnight, said: “Not being able to get to sleep can be frustrating enough, but our survey shows that it’s made worse when you’re laid next to someone who is sound asleep.
“However, this ‘Sleep Envy’ phenomenon is actually doing more harm than good and will only prevent you from getting to sleep longer. Sleepless Brits should try tiring themselves out by reading or having a warm drink in another room, so as not to disturb their partners.”
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Silentnight commissioned Onepoll.com to survey 4000 Brits between 4 – 9 June 2010
For more information, visit http://www.silentnight.co.uk