Do You Spend Too Much Time in the Bathroom?

Cynthia Dermody

survey on bathroom useMany people spend more than 30 minutes a day in the bathroom, a new survey finds. This doesn't include bath and shower time.

So the question is, what are they really doing in there? Freshening up makeup or is something else going on?

The survey was paid for by a drug company that wants to sell digestive health products, so the suggestion is that frequent bathroom trips may point to embarrassing digestive problems such as diarrhea, gas and constipation.

That's 8 full days a year spent in the loo. The study authors seem to think that's too much time. (Maybe they don't have children, or they would know that the bathroom is one of the places mom goes to hide.)

Men spend just as much time in the bathroom as women, the survey finds. It also revealed that one in four people make up excuses in front of friends or family for why they are going to the bathroom.


When you need to make an "excuse" for visiting the bathroom, do you say ...

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How much time do you spend in the bathroom each day taking care of business? Are you concerned you should be in and out a lot quicker?

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