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To borrow a famous opener from classic literature: It was the best of zzz’s. It was the worst of zzz’s. The first annual The State of America’s Sleep Study shows that sleep quality for American adults varies widely. Some of us are doing OK. Others, not so much. Things like your age, gender and marital status, along with your physical and financial health, can make a big difference.
Based on a comprehensive set of responses from 2019 survey data, the general demographic most likely to report getting the best sleep is a 55+-year-old male who is married and in good health physically and financially. Not surprising for someone living a life with good balance.
Here’s how the profile of this super sleeper comes together:
If older men are the gold standard for sleep, you could say mothers are terrible, horrible, no good, very bad sleepers.
71% percent of all women with children under 18 years old living at home report restless nights. (It’s a double whammy for Millennial moms who, as previously discussed, are of a generation that sleeps poorly anyway.) Perhaps it’s getting up to take care of sick or scared kids, and worrying about their overscheduled lives, that keeps moms tossing and turning.
When the kids want a dog, cat or fish, things can get even worse for mom. Pet owners represent 70% of poor sleepers.
While you can’t change how old you are, and while you aren’t always able to quickly find a more rewarding job or send the kids off to their grandparents’ house for the next decade, you don’t have to write off getting high-quality, restorative sleep.
If you’re like the thousands of others we surveyed who take too long to doze off, sleep less than the recommended 7-8 hours and wake up feeling tired, you can start by taking the right approach to sleep. Follow our top sleep tips and set up your bedroom for sleep. Plus, consider investing in a new mattress if yours is from the Shakespearean era.
And next time you’re craving a mid-afternoon latte, skip it and put that fiver in the bank. You might have miles to go before you can afford retirement, college or a new car, but not nearly as long before you’ll be sleeping better. (Our apologies, Mr. Frost.)The latest research spins a tale about the best and worst sleepers in America. Check out The State of America’s Sleep study to find out who sleeps well and who struggles. #BSCSleepTips @BetterSleepOrg
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