Daily Express

A na­tion of sleepy­heads... we take 90 min­utes to wake up

- By Alice Hughes Lifestyle · Healthy Living · Beverages · Food

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.

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