June 21, 2012

'Six out of 10 Britons regularly wake up in a bad mood'

London, Jun 21 (PTI) A UK study has found that on an average at least two mornings every week one wakes up in a grumpy mood which makes it over 6,000 such days in a lifetime.

Six out of ten Britons regularly wake up in a bad mood, according to a research in the UK.

The study found that on an average, at least two mornings a week are blighted by black moods. That equates to 6,292 strops over the course of a lifetime.

The biggest cause for grumpiness is a bad night's sleep, followed by a heavy workload to face in the office.

One in ten admitted they were "shattered" when they woke up, while another 10 per cent said work issues made them stroppy in the mornings, the Daily Mail reported.

One in four of those polled by Triton Showers said they automatically woke up in a grumpy mood, often for no reason.

Triton spokesman Tina Simpson said: "Waking up in a foul mood is something we can all relate to, but over 6,000 mornings of our lives ruined by a shocking mood does sound rather high."

"Many families will be able to relate to all the grumbles that are in this list, such as queuing to get in the bathroom, having no milk for a hot drink and waking up to bad weather," she said.

But it's not all doom and gloom, with nearly half of the 2,000 adults polled said their first tea or coffee of the day made them feel automatically better.

A hot shower also lifts a third of the people from the dark mood, but 21 per cent said a colder, refreshing shower was more likely to do the trick.

Of the 2,000 adults polled 14 per cent said bathroom politics was a problem in their household and 16 per cent said there was always a race to the bathroom.

Nearly half of those surveyed said they took their bad mood out on their partner, although one in four said their kids bore the brunt of it.

A brave one in ten said they always took out their bad mood on their boss.

But the black mood doesn't last long with most people saying their frostiness had thawed by 8:15 in the morning.

Three in ten said a bright sunny morning automatically lifted their spirits.

And surprisingly 26 per cent of people said their mood improved once they got to work.