Would You Pay £100 To Have A Day Off In Bed?

28/10/2010 15:01 | Updated 22 May 2015

Fast asleepAre you getting enough sleep? Photo: Flickr, Sugar Sweet Sunshine

This Sunday (October 31) is National Sleep-In Day, so how will you be spending your extra hour in bed after the clocks go back? Sleep experts say six out of 10 people will have a lie-in. But they also discovered we Brits are so sleep-deprived, almost half of us would pay to take a day off work so we can stay in bed.

According to a Sleep Council survey, there's no length to which some people wouldn't go to in order to get more snooze time. For instance, of the 1,000 or so people who took part in the survey, more than a third admitted they'd thrown a sickie to spend extra time under the duvet (Londoners were the most likely to phone in sick when they fancied a lie-in).

But do we feel guilty about fibbing to our bosses when we need to catch up on sleep? Not all of us, apparently, say the experts. Around a quarter were brazen enough to lie and not feel bad about it afterwards - though, interestingly, more women felt guilty about lying than men.

Meanwhile 45% of the people surveyed said they would be prepared to pay up to and over £100 for a lazy day between the sheets. That's quite a price to pay for a day doing nothing.

Unsurprisingly, however, more men said they'd spend their day in bed having sex than women, who put reading, sleeping, watching TV and eating well ahead of any action between the sheets.

What will you be doing with your extra hour this Sunday morning?

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