One third of the people in Britain do not indulge in getting up late during weekends, according to a recent survey.
Many early risers said they feel too guilty to enjoy a weekend lie-in as they have too many chores to catch up on or don't want to waste the day.
The survey comes as scientists from University of Pennsylvania revealed that the 'lie-in' is vital for our health and wellbeing.
However, the national study of 3,000 men and women by bed maker Silentnight revealed that people's longer working hours increasingly impact on their free time at weekends.
Almost half of those questioned said they worried about wasting precious time off, with nearly four in ten (39 per cent) using weekends to run errands, 51 per cent choosing to spend quality time with family and friends and 27 per cent doing household chores.
More than 60 per cent of people questioned revealed that they lie in far less than they used to but 70 per cent wish they were able to enjoy a lie-in more often.
One in five people have a lie-in only until 8am, an hour later than they normally get up midweek.
"It's sad to hear that as a nation we feel guilty about 'wasting time' in bed. It would appear Britain's longer working hours and fast-paced life means we now have to spend our time off running errands or catching up with family and friends - things we may have previously done during the working week," the Telegraph quoted Amanda Jones as saying.