Teddy bears help Brits sleep

More than a third of British adults take a teddy bear to bed with them, according to a new study

More than a third of British adults take a teddy bear to bed with them, according to a new study

A quarter of British men take a teddy bear away on business trips to remind them of home, a new survey has revealed.

The study, which was carried out by Travelodge, found that more than half of Britons still have one of the childhood toys in their possession.

Sleeping with a teddy was deemed as a “comforting and calming” way to relax in bed, according to the 6,000 adults questioned in the survey.

The hotel chain explained how in the last year, more than 75,000 stuffed bears have been reunited with concerned owners who have left them behind – and not all of them belong to children.

Shakila Ahmed, a spokeswoman for the organisation, said: “We have had a large number of frantic businessmen and women call us regarding their forgotten teddy bear.”

Elsewhere, those who struggle to drift off at night were recently advised by fitness expert Tony Gallagher to try some deep breathing exercises to calm the mind before bed, the Daily Telegraph reports.

Interested in sleep researches? Check out our post on sleep and memory abilities.

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