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Hitting the snooze button is ‘costing sleepy British workers up to six DAYS a year in lost time’

Hitting the snooze button is ‘costing sleepy British workers up to six DAYS a year in lost time’

  • Sales-people hit the alarm snooze button 18 times a week on average, study says
  • They lose a whole five days over the course of a year, according to researchers
  • Marketing, advertising and PR types go to bed at an average time of just 8.48pm 

Hitting the snooze button is costing sleepy British workers up to six days a year in lost time, according to researchers.

A study reveals that sales-people are the worst offenders, hitting the snooze button 18 times a week on average, which works out at dozing for five days and 22 hours over a year.

Marketing, advertising and PR types are the first to turn in, with an average bedtime of 8.43pm compared with accountancy and finance staff who turn lights out at 10.48pm [File photo] 

Perhaps unsurprisingly, police and security staff are the least likely to reach for the alarm clock button, pressing it only twice a week on average. 

Overall, 36 per cent of workers opt to snooze on four times after their alarm goes off each morning.

Police and security staff are the least likely to reach for the alarm clock button, pressing it only twice a week on average [File photo]

Police and security staff are the least likely to reach for the alarm clock button, pressing it only twice a week on average [File photo]

The survey of 4,000 Britons – commissioned by Bensons for Beds – also looked at bedtimes. 

Marketing, advertising and PR types are the first to turn in, with an average bedtime of 8.43pm compared with accountancy and finance staff who turn lights out at 10.48pm.

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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