This weekend marks the start of British summer time – Hallelujah, I hear you cry – but first, we need to get over the one hour we lose due to the adjusment of our clocks.

Clocks go forward one hour this Sunday / Photo credit: Unsplash
Clocks go forward one hour this Sunday / Photo credit: Unsplash

Clocks go forward one hour meaning Brits will lose an hour’s sleep, causing blunders and tiredness across the nation.

Brits need an average of four days to adjust to the new time, with many revealing they make mistakes thanks to their sluggish state in the wake of the clock change.

Lucozade Alert – who carried out the research on sleepy Brits – revealed they had forgotten why they walked into rooms, someone’s name, and even where they had placed their keys.

The discovery also shed light on missed appointments and putting cereal in the fridge. That’s a lot of sleepy brains and blunders!

Top 30 mistakes made by people as a result of being tired:

  1. Forgotten why I walked into the room           
  2. Muddled up my words           
  3. Forgotten why I walked up the stairs 
  4. Forgotten someone’s name   
  5. Got the days of the week mixed up   
  6. Forgotten to defrost food for that night's dinner/evening meal         
  7. Tripped over   
  8. Forgotten to take the washing out the washing machine     
  9. Put clothes on backwards / inside out           
  10. Forgotten food was in the oven and it burnt  
  11. Sent a text to the incorrect person    
  12. Left my lunch at home on a workday
  13. Forgotten a route when driving / taken a wrong turn            
  14. Thought of a comeback too late        
  15. Missed an appointment         
  16. Left my house keys in the front door 
  17. Forgotten my house keys      
  18. Sent an email to the incorrect person           
  19. Used the wrong measurements of ingredients when cooking          
  20. Accidentally liked a social media post           
  21. Forgotten what month it was 
  22. Forgotten what year it was
  23. Put the cereal in the fridge and milk in the cupboard
  24. Bumped my car when driving            
  25. Forgotten why I phoned someone when they answered      
  26. Forgotten my car keys           
  27. Forgotten my own personal details e.g. date of birth            
  28. Missed a deadline at work/college/school
  29. Left my car keys in the car
  30. Messed up on a work call / pitch       

Zoe Trimble, Head of Lucozade, said of the study: “It’s no surprise to see the nation struggling to feel fully alert after losing an hour of rest. When we’re tired, we’ve all forgotten why we’ve walked into rooms, where we’ve placed our keys, or thought of the perfect comeback way too late. The brain fog is real. With Brits complaining of feeling tired an average of three times a day and the research finding we’ll take an average of four days to recover, we want to help the nation get sharp.”

The clock change causes many Brits to make mistakes / Photo credit: Unsplash
The clock change causes many Brits to make mistakes / Photo credit: Unsplash

Written by Laura, who you can follow on Twitter, @LauraJadeC20 

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