The Jobs That Make Americans Lie In Bed The Most

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Morning routines are undoubtedly different from person to person, and there are hundreds of factors that influence the time we go to sleep, or we wake up, as well as the way we prepare for bed or the day ahead.

New insights from sleep experts Best Mattress Brand reveal that one of these factors is the job one does and more specifically the industry they work in, as well as their income and how happy they are with their jobs.

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Average Number Of Minutes People Lie In Bed After The Alarm Sounds

You might not be aware of this, but the industry you work with can and will be an influence on your need to lie in bed after the alarm sounds.

Regardless of the times you need to be at work, you’re going to set an alarm depending on how long it takes you to get up, get ready and get to your workplace, and these times are often influenced by factors such as the stress one has to endure, the type of responsibility each person has and the way each one of us decides to face the day ahead.

People with more “lightweight” jobs in industries like Arts, Entertainment and Recreation are the ones who stay in bed the most at 14 minutes, while those who stay in bed the least seems to be working in more manual jobs such as Transportation and Warehousing (8 minutes), Homemaker (8 minutes), Construction (7 minutes) and Manufacturing (7 minutes).

Medical and Healthcare, Finance and Insurance and Technology all stand at an average of 11 minutes of lying-in bed after the alarm, while Government and Public Administration, Education and Wholesale and Retail workers take in average 10 minutes.

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Another factor that makes people lie in bed the most is the satisfaction towards their jobs, as those who are not less happy lie in bed the most (11 minutes), contrarily to those who are instead happy (9 minutes).

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However, this is not a rule, as while how happy you are with your job might affect how long you might want to stay in bed, that’s not the number one reason people decide to lay in a bit more.

40% of men and women said that the one factor that influences how long they stay in bed is the temperature of the room, followed by 34% who named lighting as the reason, weather (10%) and the mattress quality (8%).

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Average Number Of Minutes It Takes People To Get Ready In The Morning

Another factor that can be influenced by the industry you work in is the time it takes you to get ready in the morning. This mostly depends on the environment one works in, as some jobs require more maintenance than others.

Government and Public Administration workers take the longest to get ready (42 minutes), while those working in Transportation and Warehousing take the least (33 minutes).

This can be explained by the nature of the two jobs, as people with public roles have most often a dress code they have to respect and their contact with the public means they need to carry themselves a certain way.

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A spokesperson for Best Mattress Brand has commented on the findings: “The data, which are the results from a survey conducted on 1,060 people, shows clearly that what you do for a living will influence your morning routine.

And while these are not necessarily the number one reason for the way we act a certain way once awake, it is important to underline that to find similar patterns is very interesting, as it shines a light on the way our jobs are a huge part of our life even when we’re not a work.”