A study of 2,000 adults found that one tenth feel they need one night after just one night in winter. And a third would be happy every night at home during the winter months, with 66% saying that nights are one of the favorite things of the season. It also emerged that six out of ten respondents "need" a certain amount of comfort in their lives to feel good, with two-thirds believing that relaxing nights are good for their well-being.
Swedish lifestyle expert at Contura wood-stove maker Catharina Bjrkman said: "For most of us, modern life is very ruthless.
"While we all enjoy the holidays that come with the busy pre-Christmas social season, we may inevitably end up feeling overwhelmed and exhausted."
"It's important to find the right balance to avoid stress and wear."
The survey also found that three quarters prefer a night out during the colder season.
More than a third believe that this downtime at home is vital to achieving a good work-life balance, while half goes so far as to say that their overall health is important.
One in five disconnected from social media on their nights off, with 45% having fun bathing and 31% getting into comfortable PCs.
Four out of ten also snuggle during the winter, lying on the couch, sipping hot drinks and wrapping them in a blanket.
A quarter of respondents via OnePoll also love to have a lighted fireplace, and one in five said listening to music or smelling candles made them feel comfortable.
However, sitting down to watch TV or opening the kettle is the preferred way to feel comfortable, with 47% and 41% respectively.
Psychologist Dr. Becky Spelman said, "As a species, we are fundamentally territorial, which means that for most people at home it is very important on an emotional and practical level.
"During the winter months, with the long hours of darkness, it makes sense to want to cuddle up in our" grave ", taking care of ourselves and the people and things we cherish.
"The Scandinavians have one word -" hygge "in Denmark or" mysig "in Sweden – which encompasses the concept of" comfortable ".
"This is the feeling we all aspire to when planning a cozy night – on our own or with our loved ones."
"Chemical serotonin affects feelings of relaxation and happiness and tends to be more associated with the summer months.
"When levels fall in winter, this can lead to seasonal affective disorder.
"Finding pleasure and sources of happiness at home, focusing on our own comfort and well-being, is an adaptive way to respond to challenging environmental conditions.
"Spending some time in our lives enjoying being comfortable, warm and happy in the comfort of our home is not only lovely, but also part of a healthy and balanced approach to self-care."