Take a pew on the quietest seat in the house

Nine months of our life is spent on the toilet. A study of people's toilet habits shows that our toilet time is often a welcome break in a busy day - particularly in families with young children.

Analysis company YouGov studied the toilet habits of people in Nordic countries. 4,019 people responded to how long they spent on the toilet, and how they spent their alone time.

The study shows that Danes spend on average 15 minutes a day on the toilet, while the Swedes and Norwegians spend less. The Finns spend the most time on the toilet. An average of 20 minutes a day. 

Quiet place for busy parents
Time on the toilet isn't just spent on relieving oneself. According to YouGov's study, the toilet visit has become a welcome break in the day. Among parents of young children, 45 percent replied that just being alone was one of the best ways to spend time in the bathroom. 

The smartphone, however, has also become a popular companion when Scandinavians go to the toilet. It is particularly popular when young Danes go to the toilet. Approx. half of18-34 year old Danes entertain themselves with their phone when they go to the toilet. 

Books and magazines are also popular companions. Just under 30 percent of young Swedes between the ages of 18-34 spend their time reading, compared to only a quarter of Danes.