Ever wondered why the legal profession is so productive? Research suggests that it is in part because lawyers daydream so much.

A survey (sponsored, for some reason, by hotel firm Travelodge) reveals that lawyers top the list of daydreaming professionals. The research suggests that daydreaming improves lawyers’ productivity – 78% do so in order to improve performance and motivation. On average, lawyers daydream four times a day with each daydream lasting on average four minutes and two seconds.

More than half (56%) use daydreaming to visualise being involved in future business successes and brilliance at work.

Others daydream to help work through problems, or clear their mind. But their favorite daydream is about making love or being on holiday.