An Ofcom Study Claims We Brits Spend More Time Using Tech Than Sleeping

By Tom Pritchard on at

We know everybody loves playing with their technology. Just walk down the street and you'll see a decent percentage of people playing with their phones or tablets. Well it turns out that the British love tech so much that we spend more time with it than we do sleeping.

That's according to an Ofcom study of 2,800 adults and children, which found that British people spend an average of eight hours and 41 minutes a day using tech compared to an average sleeping time of eight hours and 21 minutes. The study also found that we spend, on average, four hours a day watching television.

Unfortunately the study doesn't say what Ofcom classified as tech. Clearly they separated out TV into its own category, but did they include using a computer? If you have to sit at your computer all day for work then of course you're going to spend more time with tech than in bed. But it's possible that this is not the case, which means we may have a slight addiction.

Eh, it's not like it's going to kill us. [Digital Spy]