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The UKs Top 12 Bedroom Pet Peeves& Bad Habits Revealed

Survey reveals the UKs top 12-bedroom pet peeves& bad habits, from eating in bed to not washing duvets and pillowcases. This press release breaks down the data and highlights the most interesting findings.

Bed Guruhas surveyed 1,000 people in the UK to see what it is the grinds their gears in the bedroom right now, and what bad habit they are guilty of themselves.From eating food in bed to not washing duvets and pillowcases regularly, Bed Guru have uncovered the UKs top 12-bedroom pet peeves, and the top-12-bedroom bad habits.

The Pet Peeves

The UKs number one bedroom pet peeve is eating food in bed, with 40.61% of respondents highlighting that if their partner eats food in bed, it is especially annoying. And we can see why, who would want lots of little crumbs in their duvet?

As well as crumbs causing an uncomfortable night sleep, Abbas Kanani, Pharmacist at Chemist Click says that eating in bed can be bad for the digestive system. If you eat whilst laying down, or in a slumped position, it can cause acid reflux, which is an extremely painful response to stomach acid getting stuck in the oesophagus.

Eating food in bed40.61%
Leaving clothes on the floor38.08%
Not making the bed35.15%
Duvet Hogging26.26%
Leaving the bedroom light on at night25.45%
Not closing wardrobes or drawers properly24.34%
Passing wind in bed18.38%
Not washing duvet or pillowcases regularly16.46%
Setting too many wake up alarms13.43%
Playing on the phone at bedtime13.13%
Twitching whilst asleep12.02%

The Bad Habits

Bed Guru also asked participants what bedroom pet peeve they were guilty of themselves. Interestingly, only 13.13% of respondents say that it’s annoying when their partner plays on their phone at bedtime, but 32.73% of people admit to playing on their phone late into the night. Which makes sense, how can you be annoyed at your partner if it’s a bad habit that you yourself?

Leaving clothes on the floor is another pet peeve that brits have, with 38.08%of people saying it frustrates them when their partner slings their clothes on the floor, however, 41.16% of respondents say leaving clothes on the floor is a bad habit they are guilty of. It seems that a few of these bedroom pet peeves are things we are guilty of doing ourselves!

Eating in bed41.97%
Not making the bed41.87
Leaving clothes on the floor41.16%
Playing on the phone at bedtime32.73%
Duvet Hogging24.30%
Not closing wardrobes or drawers properly20.88%
Setting too many wake-up alarms18.78%
Passing wind in bed16.97%
Twitching whilst asleep13.96%
Not washing duvet and pillowcases regularly13.86%
Leaving the bedroom light on at night8.84%

We also asked respondents if they would consider sleeping in the spare bedroom if these pet peeve’s keep reoccurring, and 43.69% of brits said they would! Eating food in bed is sometimes considered a luxury, and often a romantic experience between a couple, but it could actually be cause of relationships breaking down and a reason for a broken sleep.

Carl Walsh, resident sleep expert and owner of Bed Guru says that “The bedroom should be a harmonious and calming place, and if there are clothes on the floor or crumbs in the bed, you will feel distracted, which can cause your mind to feel overwhelmed, and it could impact your sleep.

This could lead to a strained relationship with your partner, as sleep deprivation can be a number one cause of mood swings, and mood swings can often make you irritated with the people closest to you.”


Mirela Sula is the CEO and Founder of Global Woman Magazine and Global Woman Club. Mirela has worked in media and education for the last 20 years and has a speaking experience from all around the world. Her background is in psychology and counseling, journalism, teaching, coaching, women’s rights, and media training. Mirela is also the organiser of the Global Woman Summit and Global Woman Awards. She has appeared on Channel 5, London Live TV, BBC Radio 4 Woman's Hour, Sky TV and has also been featured in the 'Evening Standard', 'The Guardian', “Marie Claire” etc. She is best selling author and has helped more than 100 women to publish their books. It was in 2014 Mirela created Migrant Woman Talks, a platform for women to share their stories and experience of life in a new country. By the end of 2019 Mirela had created more than 25 Global Woman Clubs for women all over the world, and she has helped hundreds of women to unlock their potential, start their business and take it Global! Mirela has received many awards for her work, including the ‘Inspirational Award for Women 2015’ for Human Rights, the ‘Best Up-And-Coming Inspirational Influencer’ Award from The Best You, in 2017 and the Universum Donna Award 2017 from the Universum Academy of Switzerland. Mirela is passionate about empowering women worldwide and always stands up for inclusion, diversity, gender balance and supporting the next generation. Her mission is to create a global movement to improve the future for women, by economically empowering each woman.

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