Snooze but­ton can cost us 6 days a year

The Mail on Sunday - - News - By James Heale

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 sales­peo­ple 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.

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.

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.

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