The average Brit hits the snooze button at 6.22am – and gets out of bed ten minutes later, it emerged today.
Researchers found that six out of ten Brits use their phone to wake them up, with one in 20 setting three alarms to ensure they wake up.
One in ten keep their alarm on the other side of the room so they have to get out of bed to turn it off.
And around 50 per cent have slept through their alarm in the past which resulted in one in four missing their bus or train to work.
One in ten have missed an interview and one in four have receiving a warning from their boss.
Another one in ten love their beds so much they hit the snooze button five times to grab an extra 10 minutes under the duvet.
A spokesperson for Premier Inn, which carried out the study, said: “We conducted this research to explore Brits’ attitudes to getting up in the morning and to find out precisely what time the nation reaches for the snooze button.
It also emerged one in three said they simply didn’t perform well at work as they were so stressed about being late.
The study also identified four types of sleepers, the ‘eternal snoozer’ who hits snooze repeatedly, the ‘just one more minute-ers’ who fall back to sleep and get up as soon as the alarm goes off a second time.
The other two categories are the ‘up and at ’ems’ who get up as soon as the alarm goes off and the the ‘shock wakers’ who set their alarm so loud it frightens them into waking up
Sleep expert, Kevin Morgan from The Clinical Sleep Research Unit, Loughborough University said: “Waking feeling refreshed and able to face your day is the hallmark of good quality sleep. If your alarm rings, it’s telling you to get up.
”But if your body is frequently too sleepy to respond, it’s probably telling you to go to bed earlier.
”Lying in bed after the alarm is fine – as long as you’re alert, thinking and preparing to get up.
”This period can actually be helpful. But if you’re too sleepy to get your mind and motivation into gear – you should really consider what’s going on with your life and your sleep.”
* Premier Inn has a ‘Good Night Guarantee’ – which means if guests are not 100 per cent satisfied with their stay, they can request a full refund.