Skip to comments.35 percent of British adults sleep with bear
Posted on 02/23/2012 7:12:50 AM PST by JoeProBono
LONDON, - Thirty-five percent of adults in Britain admitted they sleep with a teddy bear to help de-stress and sleep at night, a survey said.
The hotel chain Travelodge surveyed 6,000 Britons to learn more about Britain's fascination with the teddy bear after its staff tried to reunite more than 75,000 forgotten bears left behind in its 452 hotels in England -- and found many were not owned by children.
Twenty-five percent of male respondents reported they take their teddy bear with them when going away on business. Many said the bear reminds them of home and a cuddle helps them to nod off.
Fifty-one percent of British adults said they still have a teddy bear from their childhood and the average teddy in Britain was 27 years old, the survey said.
One-in-10 single men surveyed in England admitted they hide their teddy bear when their girlfriend stayed over, while 14 percent of married men reported they hide their teddy bear when any family and friends came to visit.
Fifteen percent of men versus 10 percent of women reported they treat their teddy as their best friend and will share their intimate secrets with their bear.
Twenty-six percent of male respondents stated it was quite acceptable to have a bear regardless of your age.
No further survey details were provided.
Hell...I thought I was crazy for sleeping with a revolver.
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Not that there is anything wrong with that.
I guess the rest of the Brits sleep with anatomically correct ‘blow up dolls’?
No, I’m saying that because your life is perfect, you don’t find ways to cope with inadequateness, because you don’t have inadequacies. However, if you’re not perfect, than you’re inadequate and you have your ways of coping with it.
No, I am neither a women, nor gay, nor do I sleep with a teddy, but I also cope with my imperfectness in my own particular way.
I knew there was one.
What sissy’s, sheeze
They'll bring me a cat? ;-)
When my husband goes out of town, each of my children give him one of their favorite stuffed animals to take with him. It makes the children feel better but a stuffed animal ‘comforting’ to a man? That is odd.
I thought of Mr Bean when I read the story. The caption made my laugh out loud!
In a manner of speaking....yes.........
I sleep well because I keep a Remington 870P next to me at night.
I really like that Mossberg 500. I think that’s the perfect answer to the question, “How do you carry a whole box of 12-gauge ammo?”.
35 Percent of British Adults Sleep Bare would have been
a better headline.
Especially if the article included a picture of Pippa Middleton in her sleeping attire (or lack thereof).
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