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Exhausted Brits will spend New Year’s Eve catching up on sleep after a tiring Christmas

Yahoo Lifestyle
31 December 2012

More people than ever will be spending New Year’s Eve asleep in bed after an exhausting 2012, according to a new survey.

Nearly 40 per cent of Brits said they’d be spending midnight tonight snoozing – a 10 per cent increase on last year.

The main reason for spending New Year’s Eve at home is because it’s cheaper to stay in, according to 22 per cent of respondents – while nearly a fifth said they’d rather catch up on sleep than go out.

[Related: How to recharge your batteries after Christmas]

More than 10 per cent of people surveyed stated they’re simply exhausted after Christmas and see New Year’s Eve as an excuse to have a good night’s sleep.

A long lie-in is another reason why Brits prefer to hit the hay on New Year’s Eve with more than three quarters of respondents looking forward to sleeping in.

With New Year’s Day being a Bank Holiday, most people won’t surface from their beds until at least 10.30am, according to the survey commissioned by Travelodge.

“It comes as no surprise that people are giving up the dance floor and heading for the duvet on New Year's Eve now,” said Leading Life Coach, Carole Ann Rice.

“Most people are tired, broke and feeling toxic post the Christmas blow-out and motivation and inspiration are at an all time low.”

[Related: Five ways to sleep better this winter]

Spending New Year’s Eve in bed is a growing trend, according to Travelodge spokeswoman Shakila Ahmed.

“More Britons every year are opting for a night between the sheets than painting the town red,” she said.

“Kick starting the New Year with a good night’s sleep is no bad thing and it is a good resolution to adhere to.”         

Will you be spending New Year’s Eve snoozing or boozing? Let us know over on Twitter with the #YLifeNYE.

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