Are you one of the 29% of people who look at emails and catch up on work whilst lying in bed? These are the statistics released by Infosecurity Europe from their poll of 1,000 commuters in London. It revealed that almost a third of people work in bed, with 15% checking their computers or smartphones as their partner lies next to them doing the same.
Three quarters of those that admitted to working in bed spend 30 minutes a day doing so, and 22% spend more than two hours a day – amounting to an extra 14 hours per week of work.
Has the smartphone killed romance?
When the survey respondents were asked what the first thing they do when they wake up in the morning is, 32% said check their phone for messages – with a mere 6% saying that kissing their partner was the first thing they did.
Claire Sellick, event director for Infosecurity Europe said: “The smartphone has had a massive impact on the way we behave and these figures reveal that is has even had an impact on our behaviour in the bedroom. However, another key issue that is highlighted is just how dependent we are on our smartphones – in both our personal and professional lives. It is therefore increasingly important these devices are heavily protected to ensure any data stored on them does not fall into the wrong hands.”