Women are grumpier than men in the morning
[ 2006-10-31 08:52 ]
Women are grumpier than
men after waking up in the
Men know better than to
rub their wives the wrong way
in the morning and have their heads bitten
off, for 6 in 7 women are in a foul mood after waking up.
A new research has found that not only are women grumpier than men, but
also that they remain in a foul mood for longer. A survey by The Sleep
Council showed a quarter of men never wake up in a bad mood, compared to
just one in seven women.
And reeling from a sleepless night, caused mainly by stress and worry,
13 per cent of women remain in a bad mood for up to four hours, compared
to ten per cent of men.
Jessica Alexander of the Sleep Council said women's grumpiness may be
worsened because they shoulder most of the household chores in the
"Twenty-eight per cent of women as opposed to only 5 per cent of men do
any housekeeping before going to work," she was quoted by the DailyMail,
"It tends to be them that prepares the breakfast, spends time with the
children, check their emails and attend to
their beauty regime. Women far outweigh men in having a
busy and packed morning.
So what do men do? Apparently just get up and go out: 17 per cent of
them spend only 10 minutes on their wake up and get out routine," she
The survey found that four in ten people believe a disturbed night is
the main reason for grumpiness in the morning.
Nearly one in five of the population say they never really get a good
better than to do sth. : 懂得…而不去做…
rub sb. the wrong
way: to annoy,irritate（惹恼；惹某人生气）
one's head : to respond to a comment in an angry
or reproachful way（没好气的回答）
attend to beauty
regime : 指“梳妆打扮”、“美容护理”