A nation of sleepyheads... we take 90 minutes to wake up
get going. Even at the weekends, it still takes an average of an hour and 17 minutes to beat drowsiness.
As a result, three in 10 turn to coffee, while a fifth wash their face with cold water and one in 10 goes for a walk in a bid to liven up.
Brushing teeth, watching TV and scrolling through social media are other popular ways people attempt to banish the zombie state.
The study of 2,000 adults for Lyons Coffee also found a third feel they are on autopilot most mornings and 22 per cent often need help to kick start the day.
The research found nine in 10 adults have hot drinks to keep going, supping an average of four each day – although 29 per cent have up to six. Half of those admitted they rely on the beverages for a burst of energy.
Adults typically feel most tired at 4.34pm. Monday is the most difficult day for rousing ourselves, after a typical six hours sleep.
And 52 per cent have more energy when they wake up without an alarm, something they do an average of four times a week.