Majority like to rest alone

11/2/2016 5:06:09 PM
written By : Team India Se Print

The majority of people prefer to be alone when they  take rest. This was found in the world’s largest survey on rest. 

More than 18,000 people from 134 countries took part in the Rest Test, a collaboration between BBC Radio 4 and the Wellcome Collection in London which has an international group of researchers in residence called Hubbub. Just over half  the respondents said they liked to spend time alone when they could get some rest. 

Over  two-thirds of the respondents said they would like more rest., the BBC reported. The respondents said they had rested three hours on average the previous day.

They were given a long list of activities, and asked to rank the three most restful. sking them to rank the three most restful .

Reading came out as the clear winner, followed by being in the natural environment, being on your own, listening to music and doing nothing in particular.

Seeing friends and family, chatting or drinking socially all come much lower down the list. This doesn’t mean that the respondents don’t like socialising, but that they don’t consider it to be particularly restful.

Men were more likely to say they get less rest than the average person - but actually reported getting 10 minutes more rest than women, on average, the day before taking the survey.

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