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18-24 year olds most likely to sleepwalk naked into flatmates' rooms

21st October 2014
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A survey has revealed that 18-24 year olds are more likely than any other group to sleepwalk and talk – and that an extremely awkward 42% of unconscious night-time wanders have ended up in someone else’s room.

According to research by online bed retailer Time4Sleep.co.uk, 65% of 18-24 year olds have walked in their sleep, with more than one in four unexpectedly ending up in someone else’s bedroom.

This rude awakening doesn’t end there, though. Embarrassingly, 18-24 year olds are most likely to sleepwalk whilst naked – 20% of sleepwalkers have been caught out in the buff.

Erm... ouch?

27% of 18-24 year olds believe their relationships have been affected by such behaviour, although we can’t say we’re really surprised by this.  

Of those prone to strange sleep activity, 62% of 18 – 24 year olds drink tea, coffee or alcohol before getting into bed with over half (51%) of respondents believing this directly affects their snoozing (or naked visitation) habits. 

When it comes to night-time chatting, 91% of women nationally regularly talk in their sleep, with the majority (39%) dozily discussing their work.

This is compared to 80% of men who talk in their sleep, with most (40%) unknowingly chatting about their relationships. 

Top topics that 18-24 year olds sleeptalk about most often are garbled nonsense (the most likely), relationships, work and TV or films.

Jonathan Warren, Director of Time4Sleep.co.uk, says: “After several of our customers commented on their partner’s sleeping habits we were curious to find out more, and were surprised just how common sleepwalking is.

“We hope those who sleepwalk naked, or woke up somewhere unusual, weren’t too embarrassed!” 

We wouldn’t count on it...




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