LONDON, July 6, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --
Casper, the global sleep company that is flipping the mattress industry on its head one well-slept night at a time, wants to bring bedtime back for poorly-slept Brits.
As part of its mission to pioneer the road to better sleep, the global sleep company today announces the results of a first-of-its-kind, Europe-wide study into the bedtime behaviour of adults across the continent. The results show that a trend is stirring beneath the sheets: the awakening of Generation Bed.
- Sleepy Brits would sacrifice a night out (28%), skip a gym class (23%), give up their computer or smartphone (19%) or even shun a promotion (5%) for more time in bed
- The average Brit spends over 7 hours a month (a whole work day!) daydreaming about bedtime
- Forget breakfast in bed, for Generation Bed no meal is worth getting out of bed for, meaning 65% frequently eat multiple meals in bed; including lunch (21%), dinner (26%) and even afternoon tea (14%)...how British!
- 3.9 million UK adults sleep with a teddy
Move over "Millennials" and "Gen Z", Generation Bed is a cultural tribe that transcends gender, national borders and even age! Its members are united not only by a shared love for bed, with a huge 82% declaring that they LOVE their bed - but for using bed as an emotional sanctuary, a place of work, the coolest place to spend a Saturday night and yes - occasionally still - a place of romance.
2017: Year of the Bed
Bedtime has become a dreamy escape from the post-truth uncertainty of 2017. In the Generation Bed report, one third said they feel "at my most safe" and a fifth said "at my happiest" when in bed. Perhaps this is why a third of Brits now hit the hay before 9:30pm - earlier than ever before - making the mattress the literal bedrock of the times.
You would be wrong in thinking it's the older demographic who are looking to get an early night, however; the Generation Bed Report reveals that 29% of under 25 year olds actually head up to bed before 10pm. In fact, 14% of under 25's would even happily give up their social life or a night out in favour of more time in bed.
You better werk
With employees working longer than ever before and over two thirds of workers admitting to frequently feeling stressed, it is no surprise that the average Brit spends 15 minutes at work daydreaming about their bed.
Fancy pencilling in a cheeky snooze tomorrow? WFB (working from bed) is emerging as the new corporate trend. Relaxed dress codes (35%), good access to napping facilities (21%), avoiding awkward water cooler chat (12%) and staying well hidden from prying bosses (15%) are listed as the top reasons Brits love WFB.
Getting creative under the covers
Forget "made in Germany" or "made in France", when it comes to Generation Bed it seems the best ideas are "made in bed" as 57% say they get creative in bed. The top creative activities including:
- Writing (36%)
- YouTubing (15%)
- Drawing (20%)
- Inventing (8%)
- Creating recipes (6%)
- Blogging (10%)
- Making music (5%)
- Coding (7%)
Time to snuggle down and start penning that masterpiece!
Sack it in for more time in the sack
What would you give up for more time between the sheets? The report reveals there is very little Generation Bedders wouldn't give up for more time in the sack. 32% have admitted to making up an excuse not to go to a party, 17% have cancelled a date and 21% have bailed on meeting a friend, all for those precious extra minutes between the sheets.
Romance is bed
From starting new relationships on dating apps in bed (6%) to settling an argument (11.8%) and even using it as the setting for the perfect proposal (2%), the Generation Bed Report confirms bedtime is the consistent space where relationships are established, grown and cherished. Swoon.
But don't get complacent; when it comes to bedtime habits, men and women have equally high standards. 20.8% would happily kick their partner out of bed for hogging all the covers, while 15% would show you the door for putting your cold feet on them at night and 5% would banish their partner on the sofa for not being cuddly enough!
Constantin Eis, co-founder and Global Managing Director of Casper, says: "At Casper we believe that sleep is much more than one of life's fundamental necessities. We love our beds, and have long thought that 'bedtime' is much more than a synonym for 'sleeptime'. Our Generation Bed Report proves that it's not just us who are busy building businesses, getting creative and seeking solace under the sheets!"
Roll up, roll up and roll into bed
Luckily the sleep obsessed people at Casper have designed their range of sleep products in order to enable a life well slept. Whether it is finding the perfect thread count that allows its sheets to be crisp and breathable, a unique pillow-in-a-pillow design that satisfies all sleepers with its balance of softness and support or the original bed in a box, the Casper mattress, Casper has the ultimate range of sleep-sensational products that ensure no one misses a wink.
As part of its mission to bring bedtime back, Casper has launched a European Sleep Tour, which will pop up in sleep deprived cities across France, Germany, Switzerland, Austria and the UK. With four cosy sleep pods, decked out in Casper mattress, pillow and sheets, the Sleepmobile will give sleepy city folk across Europe the perfect opportunity to get some much needed shut eye whenever and wherever they are.
The Generation Bed Report was commissioned by Casper and conducted by One Poll, surveying 5,000 adults between 20 - 45 across UK, France, Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
Casper ( casper.com) is a global sleep company that launched in 2014 with one perfect mattress sold directly to consumers - eliminating commission-driven, inflated prices. Its critically acclaimed sleep surface was developed in-house, has a sleek design, and is delivered in a small, "how did they do that?" -sized box. The company is one of the fastest growing consumer brands of all time, earning $100M in revenue in 2015 - its first full calendar year. In 2016 Casper launched in the United Kingdom, Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. Casper launched in France in April 2017. The company was named Fast Company's 50 Most Innovative Companies in 2017, and its eponymous mattress was crowned one of TIME Magazine's Best Inventions.