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You've tried sleeping pills, and working out, and we know that rest helps with our emotional health, but just because we know doesn't mean we are doing it. There is a survey of over 1200 U.S. adults, who say they "rarely or never" wake up feeling well-rested. The survey reveals Americans’ sleep habits and some of the top sources of sleep struggles:
- Close to half (43%) have experienced insomnia in 2023 and 17% have suffered from sleep apnea.
- The biggest concerns that are keeping people up at night are exactly the same as last year, except for number five, which was the Russia-Ukraine war. This year’s top bedtime worries are:
- The increase in the cost of living
- The pandemic
- Gun violence
- Climate Change
- The 2024 presidential election
- The worst sleep habits that disturb sleep are:
- Going to bed at inconsistent times
- Looking at screens in bed
- Eating too much before bed
- Falling asleep with the TV on
- Staying up all night
- A third of respondents don’t sleep in the same bed as their partner because of differing sleep preferences, which is known as a “sleep divorce.”
- Another popular sleep trend is “Scandinavian sleeping,” which is when a couple shares a bed, but each partner has their own bedding instead of sharing.
- While 59% of adults still share blankets with their partner, 41% are practicing the Scandinavian sleeping method.
Source: NY Post