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Sleeping Habits And How To Get Better Rest [Sponsored]

According to the Better Sleep Council, Americans know how to get better sleep, but don’t. A survey on our sleep habits was conducted in April 2013. What it revealed is that even though most of us continue to struggle with tossing and turning at night, we don’t take the proper measures to correct it.

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Getting rest is super important.  The recommended amount of sleep for the average American adult is a minimum of 7 hours nightly. Are you making sure you get at least that? Some of the revelations from the study include:

  • More women than men feel they don’t get enough rest
  • Adults 35-54 seem to be more sleep deprived than other adult age groups
  • Women tend to use more sleep aids than men to deal with deprivation

Some of the health related risks of sleep deprivation include memory loss, heart disease, diabetes and strokes. Some of the steps you can take if you do in fact suffer from inadequate sleep include choosing the proper mattress, cutting down on the amount of consumed caffeine daily, and engaging in physical activity throughout the day to tire you out.

For information on where you can get the right custom mattress for your better night’s rest, check out the Local Experts at Worley Beds!

  • Half of Americans (48%) say they don’t get enough sleep, but less than half of them take any one specific action to help them get better sleep.
  • More women feel that they are not getting enough sleep (53%) than men (44%).
  • Adults 35 to 54 years old feel more sleep deprived (52%) than other adults (44% for adults 18 to 34, and 42% for adults 55 and older).
  • Women are more in tune to sleep needs, yet suffer more from lack of sleep than men.
  • Women try to get better sleep by focusing on the comfort of their sleep area. 50% of women use a comfortable mattress and bedding to aid sleep, compared to less than 40% of men.
  • Almost half (47%) of adults who do get enough sleep use a comfortable mattress. They also tend to have a consistent bedtime and wake-up time schedule (25% vs. 19% for those who feel they do not get enough sleep.)
  • Men are more ignorant to the affects of sleep deprivation.
  • 45% of men believe we can train ourselves to need less sleep, a myth that has been proven false through various studies.
  • So how do we deal with sleepiness?
  • Close to one-third of adults (31%) always turn to coffee or caffeinated beverages as their way to make up for lost sleep.
  • Less than one quarter of adults always use healthy methods like naps, breaks and going for walks to deal with sleepiness.

- See more at: http://www.bettersleep.org/better-sleep/the-science-of-sleep/sleep-statistics-research/better-sleep-survey/#sthash.RbRN6QPB%20Your%20default%20descript

  • Half of Americans (48%) say they don’t get enough sleep, but less than half of them take any one specific action to help them get better sleep.
  • More women feel that they are not getting enough sleep (53%) than men (44%).
  • Adults 35 to 54 years old feel more sleep deprived (52%) than other adults (44% for adults 18 to 34, and 42% for adults 55 and older).
  • Women are more in tune to sleep needs, yet suffer more from lack of sleep than men.
  • Women try to get better sleep by focusing on the comfort of their sleep area. 50% of women use a comfortable mattress and bedding to aid sleep, compared to less than 40% of men.
  • Almost half (47%) of adults who do get enough sleep use a comfortable mattress. They also tend to have a consistent bedtime and wake-up time schedule (25% vs. 19% for those who feel they do not get enough sleep.)
  • Men are more ignorant to the affects of sleep deprivation.
  • 45% of men believe we can train ourselves to need less sleep, a myth that has been proven false through various studies.
  • So how do we deal with sleepiness?
  • Close to one-third of adults (31%) always turn to coffee or caffeinated beverages as their way to make up for lost sleep.
  • Less than one quarter of adults always use healthy methods like naps, breaks and going for walks to deal with sleepiness.

- See more at: http://www.bettersleep.org/better-sleep/the-science-of-sleep/sleep-statistics-research/better-sleep-survey/#sthash.RbRN6QPB%20Your%20default%20descript

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