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So, which scent wakes you up?

entertainment Updated: May 15, 2011 01:35 IST
Phil Atherton

Women are most likely to be woken up by the whiff of coffee, while their men prefer the smell of fried food as the best aroma to get them out of bed and to face the day, a survey in Britain has revealed.

Of the women, 23% say that the scent of a zingy shower gel is the best thing to blow the cobwebs away. Other scents that awaken the senses in the morning include the smell of cut grass drifting indoors favoured by 11% of the people. However, 10% say the odour of freshly baked bread is the one they like to wake up to. And a romantic 5% say the scent of their partner rouses them from sleep, the Daily Express reported.

Phil Atherton of bedding firm Slumberdown, which carried out the survey, said, “This research shows beyond doubt that the scents we traditionally associate with the morning are the ones that act as the best wake-up stimulants.” He adds, “Our sense of smell is very powerful and can have a dramatic effect on our mood and behaviour. Certain smells brighten our mood and lift our spirits. For those of us who struggle to wake up fully once we get out of bed, may be these scents could be the solution to our problem.”