Sleeping - last thing on people’s minds in bed!

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People in Northern Ireland are just as likely to be watching TV, surfing the net, playing computer games and eating in bed as sleeping, according to a new nationwide survey.

And when we do finally get to sleep our partners then irritate us most by snoring (61%), stealing the quilt (24%) and fidgeting (16%) the study, which was carried out recently by the White House Portrush, shows.

The survey also revealed a host of insights in terms of sleeping patterns with nearly 60% of us admitting to having trouble getting to sleep and nearly 40% regularly using sleeping aids in the form of tablets, lavender oil or other methods to help them get over at night.

When it comes to bed attire it seems we are traditionalists at heart, with 56% of us preferring to sleep in pj’s rather than shorts or a onesie and only one out of ten like sleeping in the nude. However when it comes to choosing who we sleep with Northern Irish people are romantics at heart with 67% of us preferring to sleep beside their partner, even when given the choice of such heart throbs as George Clooney, Robert Pattinson, Audrey Hepburn or Michelle Keegan. Worryingly 5% of people would choose their pet.

Survey findings -

People living in Co. Derry get six to seven hours sleep per night

Co. Derry residents are four times more likely to share their bed with their petCo. Derry residents prefer to sleep on the right hand side of the bed.

Co. Derry residents are most irritated by their partners snoring in bed over fidgeting, cold feet and fighting

Co. Derry also have issue with their partners stealing the quilt

Only 8% of people in Co. Derry NEVER have a problem getting to sleep