New Zealanders are terrible at getting out of bed, according to ACC figures showing that each week 146 people injure themselves simply getting up in the morning.
As part of Safety Week, ACC today said that more than 7600 New Zealanders were last year injured falling out of bed.
"Falling out of bed may sound insignificant but 146 people are hurt every week as a result of these falls," said ACC insurance and prevention services general manager Keith McLea.
"An injury like this can seriously mess up your plans and we don't want New Zealanders to miss playing for their team at the weekend or miss watching the rugby World Cup because they are laid up in a hospital bed with an injury."
Last year, more than 261,000 New Zealanders were injured falling over or slipping in their own home. The injuries were serious enough to result in a visit to the doctor or require time off work -- costing $272 million.
Falls are the biggest cause of home injuries and more people are injured in their own home is more than those injured at work or on the road.
It's not just older and younger people who fall at home. People aged 25 to 64 years-old make up 41 per cent of all home falls and account for 60 per cent of the cost. There were also about 1800 people in this age group who fell out of bed last year.