Over a third of us “work from our beds”
A study, taken by Infosecurity Europe, found that over a third of people admit to staying up late doing work in their beds.
The study, undertaken by Infosecurity Europe, queried over 1000 business men and women about their working habits.
In an astonishing result, 35 per cent claimed to ‘work from our beds’, carrying out office chores from the comfort of a bed while 5 per cent even claimed they averaged two hours of working in bed a day.
The increase in accessibility to wireless internet connections through the likes of laptops, tablets and mobile devices is thought to be one of the catalysts for the surprising numbers – not to mention the advantage of staying snuggled-up in bed!
However, Claire Sellick, and event director for Infosecurity Europe, claimed that workers are “going too far” by working in bed.
“On the darker side, this survey reveals the scale of the problem for IT security departments who have to secure sensitive communications or transactions, wherever they are being made,” she said.
“Of people who work from a mobile device, more than 1 in 4 admitted they don’t use strong security so they are leaving themselves vulnerable to security breaches.”
One of those surveyed, Tim Howard, said: “I check and send emails before I go to sleep and when I wake up in the morning.”
Although, he added: “I try not to spend too much time on it.”
Of those who admitted to working in bed, 73 per cent were male.
Working from bed is great for getting a head start on projects, but it’s not such a good idea for a healthy night’s sleep. Studies have shown that activity on mobile phones and laptop screens makes our brains work harder, meaning that when we eventually turn off and try to get some shut eye, our brains are still working trying to process the information they’ve just taken in. Consequently, you lie awake going over and over the same thing and wake up more tired then when you went to sleep. Still think you’re getting a head start in the office?