What’s between sheets? Facebook, Twitter!

Monday, December 13, 2010

LONDON - Web-obsessed Britons spend an average of 16 minutes surfing social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter while lying in bed, says a study.

The survey, conducted by Travelodge, found that over 70 percent of adults update their social networking profiles lying in bed, spending an average of 16 minutes per night checking social networking sites.

The peak time for bed-based social networking was found to be 9.45 a.m., with 18 percent of those questioned admitting to accessing Twitter at that time.

Britons also spend an average of nine minutes per night sending text messages to friends and family, reports the Telegraph.

More than a quarter of those questioned said they did their supermarket shop in bed, while 10 percent pay their bills online from under the duvet.

More than half of those surveyed said the first thing they did after waking up was to check their mobile phone for texts or e-mails, and one in 10 admitted to responding to messages before even getting out of bed.

“We have become a nation of ‘online-a-holics’,” said UK based psychologist Corinne Sweet. But there is a time and a place for social networking, and thats not between the sheets, as it can be detrimental to our wellbeing.

By texting, tweeting and surfing the web in bed, we are nodding off with a busy mind which impacts upon our quality of sleep during the night.

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