Ways To Improve Your Sleep

Many American adults probably aren’t getting the recommended seven to nine hours of sleep each night. But just how bad is America’s state of sleeping?

Well, a new survey by the National Sleep Foundation finds:

  • The average American admits to feeling sleepy three times a week.
  • As for how they try to combat that, 62% of people simply say they try to “shake it off.”
  • And for some people it’s more than just three days. In fact, those who say they feel sleepy five of seven days a week have high rates of:
  • Irritability (52%)
  • Headaches (40%)
  • Feeling unwell (34%) 

So, why are people feeling sleepy so often?

  • 55% say it’s because they just aren’t sleeping well.
  • 44% say it’s because they don’t have enough time to sleep.

As for what people can do to get a better night’s sleep, the National Sleep Foundation recommends:

  • Sticking to a sleep schedule, even on weekends.
  • Practice a relaxing bed time ritual.
  • Start tracking your sleep using apps and devices. 

Source:National Sleep Foundation

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