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The sleep-stealers that get couples arguing

Jonathan Warren

30.05.2012

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Jonathan Warren
Stealing the quilt is the number one reason couples to argue during the night, new research has revealed. Snoring comes in at second place, with 20 per cent of the 2,000 adults questioned saying they lose two hours of sleep in their double beds each night due to the night time noise. Over 50 per cent of the study's participants said men are to be blamed for the snores in their relationship, yet one fifth of those questioned revealed that their own loud breathing interrupts their sleep. The average couple argues in their bedroom 167 times every year, the study by Premier Inn has found, and snoring is a key issue of contention, with one in ten couples raising their voices about the problem at least twice weekly. In fact, one in ten Brits claimed that snoring was such a major problem in their relationship that they would think about ending the relationship because of it. Cold feet on bare skin, lights left on for reading and rolling onto the wrong side of the bed all caused arguments between the study's participants and their partners. Premier Inn spokeswoman Claire Haigh said: "We conducted this research to coincide with National Stop Snoring Week and the findings discovered that a lot of people are seriously affected by snoring and hogging the duvet. "People suffer from snoring to varying degrees and the research shows how something like snoring can impact on our day to day lives especially if one person in the relationship is missing out on much needed sleep."124811669

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