Do you wake up feeling more tired than when you fell asleep? You’re in good company, as new research finds the average American only wakes up feeling well-rested three mornings a week. And as a result, many of us aren’t getting the quality or amount of sleep we want and need.
According to a new survey of 2-thousand adults:
- The average person only gets six hours of sleep a night, but many have a goal of getting eight or more in the new year (58%).
- A lot of people also struggle with winding down before bed, especially parents who report having trouble with it most days of the week (34%).
- But it’s not just moms and dads, two in three respondents say they need a full two hours or more to wind down before they can fall asleep. Night owls are the most likely to struggle to wind down, as 53% of them say it’s an issue for them.
- 39% of those surveyed rate their sleep pattern - how often they wake up during the night, when they fall asleep and whether or not they wake up feeling rested - as below average. Only 8% rate theirs as “excellent.”
- More than a third (36%) rate their sleep routine - preparing to go to sleep, nightly routine and bedtime consistency - as below average.
- To improve their sleep, respondents are trying to make sleep routines and habits a priority in 2023, with 59% making a New Year’s resolution to improve their sleep routine.
- Things people are trying to improve their sleep routine in 2023 include practicing a regular sleep schedule (49%), going to bed earlier (43%), committing to a consistent nighttime routine (38%) and adding new vitamins and minerals to their nightly routine (24%).
Source: SWNS Digital