After the success of Team GB at the Olympics this month, noise levels in homes reached an all-time high, so it's perhaps no surprise that a third of Britons think their Home is too noisy.
According to a new survey, domestic appliances are the main cause ofnoise, with 44 per cent of those questioned blaming their vacuum cleaners and irons. 21 per cent also cited family members as being noisy, and on average, we only get about sixty minutes of quiet time a week.
68 per cent of the 2,000 in the survey agreed that though housework is much easier than it once was, the noisy electrical appliances would make them stressed, and therefore put them off doing chores.
The Research was carried out by Philips, as they launched their new product PerfectCare Silence, the quietest steam generator in the world.
Tina Withington, spokesperson for Philips comments: “Philips has created products like the PerfectCare Silence to ensure that chores like ironing are as un-stressful, quick and as easy as possible.”
It was also shown that one in ten of us spend money on spa treatments to relax, and the average person spends £300 a year on getting some peace and quiet outside their Home.
Philips is now encouraging everyone in Britain to have a “Silent Sunday” at 3pm on Sunday 19th August, where they can put their feet up in silence.
Withington said: “Unpleasant, loud sounds has been shown to increase our stress levels and have a negative impact on our health so at 3pm on Sunday, why not pick up a book or just sit back and enjoy a rare moment of silence.”