Some like it hot:

While Romanians and Hungarians want their bedrooms to be warm, the Germans and the French like to keep it cool

08/17/2018

Although this European super-summer doesn’t always permit it, the Germans and the French like their bedrooms to be cool. A total of 66 percent of respondents in France and 65 percent in Germany sleep in temperatures of less than 20 degrees, as revealed in a representative survey carried out by E.ON and Kantar EMNID in 10 European countries.

Nevertheless, a look eastward reveals just how different Europeans’ sleeping habits are: the Romanians and Hungarians like to keep their bedrooms particularly warm, with 94 percent of Romanians and 82 percent of Hungarian bedrooms kept at temperatures of 20 degrees or more. In Turkey too, however, they like it hot: almost a third of the population spends the night in rooms with temperatures of 25 degrees or more.

The really cold bedrooms, with temperatures of 15 degrees or less, are found in the UK, where almost a quarter, 22 percent, prefer it to be more arctic than summerly. In Germany too, though, people like a cold bedroom, with 15 percent of Germans claiming they like to sleep in temperatures below 15 degrees.

If we take the results of all the respondents as averages, then we see that people in Turkey and Romania like the highest temperatures for their bedrooms at 22.3 degrees, while the Brits and the Germans like the lowest, with 18.0 and 18.2 degrees, respectively.

These results are part of the study “Living in Europe 2018”, for which E.ON and Kantar EMNID questioned around 10,000 people in the Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Romania, Sweden, Turkey and the UK.

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