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Survey: can gadgets in the bedroom increase quality time?

72% of UK couples say they feel it does enhance their relationships
   Amanda Peters  |  written on: 26-02-2019 09:00am

According to new research, couples in the UK admit that technology in the bedroom actually encourages them to spend more quality time together, busting the common suggestion that tech is damaging to relationships.

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Gadgets and technology e-tailer, LaptopsDirect.co.uk surveyed 1,153 UK adults to find out that British couples keep an average of nine gadgets in the bedroom – but 72% said they feel this actually improves their relationship.

The top ten gadgets kept in the bedroom were: televisions, smartphones, tablets, e-readers, smartwatches, games consoles, Amazon Echo/Google Home speakers, laptops, wearable fitness trackers and baby monitors.

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A large number (68%) said they are more likely to go to bed earlier to spend quality time together as a couple – such as settling in to watch Netflix or enjoy a Podcast in bed.

The devices most commonly used by couples in bed was unsurprisingly televisions, with 73% claiming they enjoy watching together whilst relaxing before going to sleep. More than 1 in 3 couples enjoy the quality time they feel they get from watching TV and films on devices while in bed together. Finally, it was revealed that 16% of those surveyed said that they enjoy quality time together whilst playing video games from the comfort of their duvet.

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Amanda Peters

KBB Ark Web Editor. I've been writing for design magazines for a few years now and like nothing more than ‘exploring’ other people's homes (with their permission, of course).

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