Sleep trumps sex for the 'fall back'

Of the adults polled, just 5% said they plan to give intimacy top priority billing this weekend....

Of the adults polled, just 5% said they plan to give intimacy top priority billing this weekend. (QMI Agency files)

TANYA ENBERG, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 2:01 PM ET

Canadians will be squeezing in an extra hour this weekend, but guess what they won't be doing in their spare time?

While we might be getting between the sheets, when it comes to having a playful romp or stockpiling some extra zzz's, the latter is top choice among Canucks, according to Daylight Savings Time survey, conducted by Leger Marketing.

It appears we are a sleepy nation, with 53% choosing to catch up on rest over getting those happy lovemaking endorphins flowing when the clocks go back this Sunday.

Meanwhile, men and women may not agree on how to make the best use of the hour, with women preferring to enjoy an extended snooze over sex at more than 57%, compared with men at 48%.

Of the adults polled, just 5% said they plan to give intimacy top priority billing this weekend.

The survey of 1,470 Canadian adults, commissioned by Eli Lilly, also found that the older we get, the less chance there is that sexual sizzle will trump sleep time.

Only 6% of those between the ages of 35 and 44 will opt for sex over shuteye, and that number drops to just 3% for those between 45 and 64.

Those who won't be spending their time lying down will be busying themselves in other ways, from getting together with family and friends (13%); watching TV (9%); going online (5%) and getting caught up on work (4%).


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