April 7, 2008 / 1:45 PM / 12 years ago

Rock band Coldplay helps you sleep

Lead singer Chris Martin of British rock band Coldplay performs during a concert in Santiago February 14, 2007. REUTERS/Nadie Perez

LONDON (Reuters) - Britons like a dose of rock band Coldplay to help them fall asleep, a survey from hotel chain Travelodge found on Monday.

The band, whose frontman Chris Martin says he avoids caffeine and alcohol and is known for a lifestyle that is anything but rock ‘n roll, came top in a poll of music choices to help you nod off.

Other artists chosen for their slumber-inducing qualities were James Blunt, Snow Patrol, Take That and Norah Jones.

But those who prefer to get tucked in with a book last thing at night judged celebrity autobiographies as the most effective in sending you to sleep, with the life stories of glamour model Jordan, soccer star David Beckham and Sharon Osbourne coming top.

The survey was carried out among 2,248 people.

Editing by Paul Casciato

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