We recently polled 2,000 adults to find out whether they’re bounce-out-of-bed people or serial snoozers – and discovered a 50:50 split. The survey also revealed that 40% of those in a relationship don’t go to bed or get up at the same time as their other half. Around a third revealed they’ve woken up in such a bad mood they’ve got into an argument – before they’ve even got out of the bed. Yikes.
The research also found people typically wake at 7:42am and are out of the house by 8:22am. One in 20 snooze for 30 minutes. While 25% struggle to get going before their first cup of coffee. A quarter of energetic people bounce out of bed as soon as their alarm sounds.
Not sure whether you’re a morning person or a night owl? We can tell you. Take a look at these two lists and find out…
10 signs you’re a morning person
- Feeling more productive in the morning
- Not having to set an alarm because they’re up anyway
- Someone who’s cheerful and chirpy with colleagues first thing in the morning
- Feeling like the day is ‘wasted’ by staying in bed past 9am
- Never snoozing an alarm
- Getting an early night
- Someone who always has time for a proper breakfast
- Feeling most peaceful in the morning
- Someone who gets enough sleep
- Going to the gym before work
10 signs you’re a night owl
- You’ll happily start watching a film after 9pm
- You do your best work at night
- You’re happy to have your dinner after 8pm
- You find it hard to sleep
- You’d much rather have a night in the pub than a morning yoga class
- You never go to bed at the same time as your other half
- You often snooze your alarm
- You drink coffee any time
- You must set multiple alarms
- It annoys you when shops close – even if it’s at 10pm
Almost 75% of people struggle with mornings in winter. With the choice of a warm, cosy bed and the cold, dark outside world, it’s perhaps not surprising. But if you want to find your morning get-up-and-go, eve’s sleep expert, Christine Hansen suggests the following:
Start your day with a good stretch: This will get your blood flowing, increase oxygen intake and feel like you are stretching sleep out of your bones. Why not try this 5-minute yoga tutorial?
Leave your blinds open: This will help your body wake naturally by ensuring your eyes are hit with sunlight light first thing.
Don’t skip breakfast: The most important meal of the day will help kick start your digestion and wake your body up.
Time your morning brew: Have your first cup 30 minutes after getting up. Your cortisol levels are the highest when you wake so give them an extra kick for a prolonged benefit.
Embrace essential oils: Using essential oils like lemon, grapefruit, bergamot or even peppermint in the morning time are great for a positive energy boost first thing
We also took to the streets to find out what people are really like first thing. Here’s how it went…