In one of its kind study conducted by the University of Oxford, it has been found that Britons are lazier to get up in the morning as compared to their German counterparts. The scientists who conducted this study found that on an average, Britons sleep for 7 hours, 21 minutes a night while a German slept an average eight minutes less every night and started work 30 minutes earlier.
What is more profound fact that came out of this study is that when alarm clock went off, it was rarely silenced by a snooze button by a German, unlike British counterpart. This has highlighted a larger picture which has been in debate for a long time that how German economy is out performing that of Britain. One of the reasons can be out that Britons are considered lazier than Germans.
The sleeping habit of over 75,000 German and Britons were analyzed by the researchers, which led to this conclusion. The lead author of the study, Prof. Russell Foster said that the blame cannot be laid on laziness. Most of the British respondents had less social jet lag, meaning they were more likely to understand their bodies better as compared to German Counterparts.