Confirming The Obvious: 6 Out Of 10 People Wake Up Hostile, Study Says
2:45 pm, June 21st | by Laura Donovan
Now that it’s the afternoon, you’re probably in a fairly decent place mentally, but chances are you hated the world this morning. New research finds that more than half of people wake up in a cranky mood for a slew of reasons, and as you’re probably well aware, that’s just no way to start your day.
Though the biggest morning person I know, the U.K.-conducted study seems about right, as there’s plenty to fret over and attend to in the a.m. Six out of 10 participants say waking up in a sour mood is the norm for them, and people get up on the wrong side of the bed an average of two times a week. That means there are more good days than bad days at the office, and negativity can be quite an overpowering emotion.
So what do we all have to be so darn morose about? A bad night’s sleep immediately followed by intense professional demands, says the study. Some begin their days feeling nasty for no reason at all. The survey spokesperson told The Daily Mail of the results:
“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.”
But cheering up before noon isn’t impossible. The participants said a hot shower or cup of tea or coffee could pull them out of their state of malaise. Twenty-six percent of participants said that they often feel better once they arrive at work, so it’s not all grump, all the time for most. Thank goodness for that, otherwise we’d all be at each others’ throats 24/7!