Researchers who polled 1,000 men found they spend a total of seven hours a year in the bathroom – just for brief respite.
In addition to getting some quiet time, they also escape to the toilet when their other half is ‘nagging’ them – or to avoid the kids.
Chore avoidance and the chance to look at their mobile phone undisturbed are also key reasons for nipping off to the bathroom off to the bathroom.
Commissioned by bathroom experts, Pebble Grey, the research also found one in 10 visits to the bathroom are interrupted on average – that’s 171 during the course of a typical year.
A spokesman said: “We all need a little bit of time to ourselves – to take stock or switch off completely.