A new study has revealed that Brits now spend considerably more time staring at screens than they do sleeping.
The research – carried out by esure home insurance – found that the average person in the UK will look at a screen in one form or another for 11.8 hours of every day, dwarfing the average sleeping time of just 7.3 hours.
According to the study’s findings, the average Brit’s screen time is broken down as follows: 3 hours per day watching TV, 4.7 hours in front of computers and 1.2 hours looking at their phones.
Almost a fifth (18 per cent) of those polled even admitted to checking their phones if they wake up in the middle of the night, while 37 per cent said that it was the last thing they did before going to sleep.
Commenting on the research findings, Nikki Sellers, Head of home insurance at esure, said: "TVs, computers and other whizzy gadgets like the iPad and e-reader have become central to peoples lives, so it's not surprising that the average person spends so much of their time staring at a screen.”
“Our screen eccentric lives have also turned our homes into treasure troves of digital devices.”