Average Briton spends nearly 1 hour on tech before sleeping

Gadgets, Poll, Smartphones

Young Cell Phone Addict Man Awake At Night In Bed Using Smartpho

The average British adult spends an average of 57 minutes on their gadgets in bed before going to sleep, according to new research.

A third (32%) of Britons fall asleep watching television in bed, but perhaps unsurprisingly smartphones are the device most commonly used by Brits in bed.

Over two thirds of us (68%) use our mobile devices from the comfort of our duvet reveals research carried out by gadgets and technology e-tailer, LaptopsDirect.co.uk.

Nearly 1 in 5 (19%) use our tablet before sleeping, 14% admit to listening to music in bed and 8% confess to playing on games consoles.

Says Mark Kelly, marketing manager at LaptopsDirect.co.uk:

“It is interesting to see just how many Brits will postpone sleep to play on their devices in bed. Gadgets are great and can be really fun but using them right before sleep can be a little disruptive to sleep quality.”

Those aged 18-24 are most likely to use tech in bed, racking up an average of 71 minutes in front of the screen.

More than half (56%) have a morning alarm set on their smartphone, while 22% use some form of technology or app to monitor their sleep.

Adds Kelly:

“Technology such as smartphone apps and fitness bands can also be used to measure the quality of sleep and help us nod off when we struggle to sleep. The advancements in technology and its increased accessibility mean that we are able to get a better insight into our sleeping habits once we have closed our eyes.”

LaptopsDirect.co.uk is an online laptop specialist. The research was carried out among 1,012 UK adults.



Chris Price
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