Couples in bed

Couples are spending more time looking at their laptops in the bedroom than they do looking at each other. According to the Ikea-funded study people have become much too attached to their laptops, to the point that they’ve started taking them to bed when they should be cuddling.

The study of two million Britons, including 200,000 Londoners, found couples in London were the worst offenders in the country, with 22 per cent of people admitting using a computer in bed.

Night surfing has led to firms creating laptop ‘tables’ that can be used on top of a duvet without blocking the machine’s fans and causing it to overheat.

However, research has found that using gadgets in bed can lead to sleep problems, with light from devices such as iPads and laptops particularly disruptive.

Couples in bed