Are you getting enough peace and quiet each day?
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New research has found that people in East Anglia get less than an hour of peace and quiet a day, with the average person getting just 45 minutes.
The waking hours of East Anglian residents are plagued by everything from constant mobile phone alerts and barking dogs, to neighbours' leaf-blowers and teenagers listening to heavy metal on full blast.
This is according to the results of a survey carried out by British Gypsum to reveal our top 50 daily disturbances, which also found that the home was no refuge, but instead was the source of most of the problems.
The irritating sounds in the home included the constant churning of the washing machine, computer games and the TV droning away in another room.
Two in ten people said the only time they ever enjoyed complete silence was when they were in bed, but for an unfortunate 14pc a partner's snoring ruined any hope of calm at night.
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Neighbours were also found to be a popular cause for concern, with 22pc of those polled across the region revealing they had been forced to move out of their home due to the amount of noise coming from next door.
In an attempt to find some peace and quiet 33pc of adults said they run a bath, while 32pc choose to bury their head in a good book and 14pc nip off to their bedroom to avoid their children, partner and pets.
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Here's a look at the top 50 daily disturbances faced in East Anglia:
1. Local dogs barking
2. Cars zooming past too quickly
3. Cars revving in the drive
4. Partner snoring
5. Car alarms
6. Doors slamming
7. Washing machine running
8. Car horns
9. The television blaring
10. Next door doing DIY
11. Building work close by
12. The neighbour's lawnmower
13. Telephones ringing
14. The alarm clock going off
15. House alarms
17. Babies crying
18. Smart phones beeping with Facebook updates or text messages
20. Banging gates
21. Cats meowing
22. People making phone calls
23. Planes flying overhead
24. The children nagging you for something
25. Construction noises
26. Creaky floorboards
27. Someone vacuuming
28. The children shouting at each other
29. Children's television
30. Running around upstairs
31. Radio blaring
32. The kettle boiling
33. Clocks ticking
34. Coughing in the background
35. Squeaky door hinges
36. The dishwasher churning
37. Repetitive beeping or noises from children's toys
38. People chewing
39. Cutlery on a plate
40. Children's computer
41. The neighbour's leaf blowers
42. Teenagers listening to heavy metal
43. Blender whirring
44. Dog drinking water
45. Typing loudly
46. Squealing brakes on a bicycle
47. Pens tapping
48. Birds outside
49. The neighbours arguing or shouting
50. People talking in the street
• How much peace and quiet time do you think people should have each day? Tell us in the comments below.