November is National Sleep Comfort Month, and while we all know getting a good night’s sleep is important for our health, there are still way too many people who are still struggling getting enough Z’s.
A new survey conducted by OnePoll and commissioned byIntellibedfor National Sleep Comfort Month in November finds:
- The average person struggles to fall asleep about three nights a week.
- For most people it takes 26 minutes to fall asleep, with the average person getting only about six hours and 23 minutes of sleep on a normal night.
- So, why are so many people struggling to sleep?
- Well, worrying about personal stuff is the most common thing keeping people up at night, with 45% of respondents saying that’s the problem.
- Other things keeping people up at night include:
- Being too hot (35%)
- Insomnia (32%)
- Don't feel tired (32%)
- Worrying about work (30%)
- And a bad night’s sleep can cause long lasting issues.
- In fact, for the average person, a bad night’s sleep can negatively impact their work or personal life two days each week.
So, what can you do to help yourself sleep?
- Well, the survey finds that those who sleep naked report having better sleep than those who don’t (53% vs. 27%).
- Also, those who like their room warm and toasty sleep better than those who like a cold room (46% vs. 23%).