London: Six out of 10 people use their phone to wake them up, with some setting three alarms, a new research has revealed.
Ten percent of people keep their alarm on the other side of the room so that they have to get out of bed to turn it off and around half of people sleep through their alarm - leading to a high proportion missing their bus or train to work.
The research, carried out by Premier Inn, also identified four types of sleepers.
Firstly, the "eternal snoozers", who hit snooze repeatedly, and the "just one more minute-ers", who go back to sleep and get up as soon as the alarm goes off for a second time, the Daily Express reported.
The other two categories of sleepers are the "up and at `ems," who get up as soon as the alarm goes off, and the "shock wakers" who set their alarm so noisy that it frightens them into getting up.