Forget partying, clubs and rock and roll, new research has shown that Brits in their twenties are now seeking out ‘the quiet life’.
A new survey has revealed that Britain’s younger generation are not the wild party animals desperate for all-night raves and busy city living you might expect, but instead they want to indulge in a more tranquil existence.
In fact, the research discovered that people start to prefer ‘the quiet life’ from the gentle age of just 24.
Overall 90% of people surveyed wished that they had more of a quiet life and 65% of people reckon that people definitely crave more peace and quiet as they grow older.
In fact, as many as 43% of the 1,500 Brits polled by Whirlpool would prefer a night in on the sofa than a night out with friends and that goes in particular for women with nearly half of them preferring to stay in whereas only 34% of men would forego socialising.
However even if they do go out, 35% of respondents would like to be tucked up in bed before 11pm.
And if we don’t get our own way and our peaceful reflections are broken, that can mean big trouble, particularly in households, where 54% of people admit that they’ve have arguments with their other half because of noise levels in the home.
In order to try and find some peace, at some point in the day, over three quarters of us seek out quiet time by closing the door to try and find some serene ‘me time’. This is even more prevalent among the younger generation with 80% of 16-29 year olds making sure they can spend some quiet time alone as compared to just 55% of 45-to-59 year olds.
The most common disturbances, which we resent most of all, are people shouting in the streets (32%), cold callers (27%), our own beloved children (24%) and noisy appliances (21%) which were equally annoying as neighbours having parties.
Whirlpool brand marketing executive Sinead O’Brien commented: “The world is a noisy place and it comes as no surprise that Brits in their twenties are seeking ‘the quiet life’.
“We recognise that noise has a substantial effect on our wellbeing and mental health, which is why National Quiet Day is so important to raise awareness of the issue.
“Peace and quiet can lower stress levels and enhance your senses, which can increase your awareness of the world around you. Peace at home is so important and is why, at Whirlpool, we research and invest in the development of noise reduction technology in all of our appliances.
“Washing clothes has never before been so peaceful, thanks to our innovative ZEN Technology™. Endorsed by Quiet Mark, the Whirlpool Supreme Care range of washing machines benefit from a super quiet spin cycle, which could help those 90% who wish they had a quieter life.
“Whirlpool is dedicated to improving people’s everyday lives, with superior performance and intuitive technology that keeps the sound of household appliances to a minimum, while ensuring the very best results without disrupting the peace.”