18 - 24 year olds most likely to pay house-mates a visit in their sleep!By Sj.Cliff
A survey* into sleepwalking and sleeptalking habits has revealed that 18-24 year olds are most likely to wonder into someone else’s bedroom in their sleep – awkward!
According to new research by online bed retailer, Time4Sleep.co.uk, 65% of 18-24 year olds have walked in their sleep, with the majority (42%) ending up in someone else’s bedroom. This is compared to 33% of 25 – 34 year olds who have also taken a wander into another bedroom, along with just 14% of those aged 65 and over.
And it doesn’t stop there, as 18-24 year olds are most likely (20%) to take a wander whilst naked; compared to a more conservative 15% of 25 - 34 year olds. 27% of 18-24 year olds believe their relationships have been affected by such behaviour.
Of those prone to strange sleep activity, 62% of 18 – 24 year olds drink tea, coffee or alcohol before getting into bed with over half (51%) of respondents believing this directly affects their snoozing habits.
Nationally, 91% of women regularly talk in their sleep, with the majority (39%) dozily discussing their work. This is compared to 80% of men who talk in their sleep, with most (40%) unknowingly chatting about their relationships.
Top topics that 18-24 year olds sleeptalk about are:
4. TV / films
Jonathan Warren, Director of Time4Sleep.co.uk, said:
“After several of our customers commented on their partner’s sleeping habits we were curious to find out more, and were surprised just how common sleepwalking is.
“We hope those who sleepwalk naked, or woke up somewhere unusual, weren’t too embarrassed!”
Time4Sleep is currently searching to find the UK’s strangest sleeper. To submit your story and be in with a chance of winning a bumper box of sleep goodies, tweet @Time4Sleep or visit its Facebook page.
* Independent survey of 1004 people across the UK