It takes us 36 minutes to rise and truly shine: Survey finds fewer than one in five Brits thinks they are a morning personPeople typically snooze for 14 minute, according to researchTwo thirds of Brits feel unmotivated in the morningJust under a quarter admitted to 'seasonal sleeping slips'
07:49 GMT, 14 December 2012
It's something we do every day but it seems we don’t get any better at it.
It takes us more than half an hour to feel awake in the morning, according to a survey.
Fewer than one in five Britons (17 per cent) consider themselves to be morning people.
Daydream nation: A study found that it takes 36 minutes for Brits to feel awake
The study found that after being disturbed by the alarm clock, we typically snooze for 14 minutes and don’t feel awake for 36 minutes.
Two out of three said they are less likely to snooze when woken by an alarm with ‘natural’ sounds.
Some 73 per cent of those questioned by Radox thought the sound of a bird tweeting or a cock crowing made them wake up in a more positive mood.
And, on average, we lose at least an hour’s sleep per night in December due to worries over Christmas.
Two thirds (66 per cent) of Brits feel
unmotivated in the morning and 60 per cent admitted to sleeping in more
during the dark winter months.
Just under a quarter (23 per cent)
admitted to suffering from ‘seasonal sleeping slips’ as they recorded
more late attendance during December.
A further 15 per cent said they were
prone to sick days during the final month of the year
Dev Banerjee of The Sleep Clinic said: ‘The first sound we hear in the morning has such an effect on our mood for the rest of the day.
'That’s why we often feel down when woken up to ringing phones, pinging emails or the same monotonous alarm clock'
The top ‘wake up happy’ sounds were: 1, birds tweeting. 2, cockerel crowing. 3, waves crashing. 4, wind chimes. 5, piano playing. 6, orchestral symphony. 7, church bells