British couples are engaged in mattress wars to ensure the best night’s sleep, a survey has revealed.
A study by YouGov found that almost four in ten British couples aren’t sharing the bed fairly.
Its survey of 1,043 adults who share a bed with a partner revealed that 57% of Britons claim to stick to their own side.
One in four (27%) accused their partner of taking up more than their fair share, with younger people the worst culprits.
Almost half (44%) of 18 to 24-year-olds said their partner moves into their space in bed, compared to only 20% for those aged 65 and over.
Only one in ten Britons admit to being the one who takes up more than their fair share.
Mattress wars: 27% of Britons who share a bed say their partner takes up more than their fair share of the bed. Another 10% admit to being the one encroaching on their partner's side https://t.co/A4iCOWpWgb pic.twitter.com/aEHAtJvZbP— YouGov (@YouGov) September 3, 2019
Of those who admitted they do take up more than their fair share of the bed, 5% of women said they take up more than 70%. There were no men who said they took up that much space.
The poll found that snoring was a divisive issue, occurring in 83% of shared bedrooms.
A similar percentage (82%) said at least one person in the relationship tosses and turns during the night.
Seven out of ten people said they shared a room with someone who farts in bed.
Almost half - 47% - said their partner talks in their sleep.
One in three (35%) complained that their partner uses the phone in bed while they are trying to sleep.
Other complaints included eating in bed (23%) and stealing pillows (16%).
Women were more likely to confess to hogging the duvet than men - 36% to 23%.
But men are more likely to admit to farting in bed - 60% of men confessed to this compared to 44% of women.