The National Sleep Foundation came out with their 2008 Sleep in America Poll which contains lots of interesting information on anything and everything sleep related. You can read their full report here. My colleagues and I at Select Comfort found some of the results really interesting and wanted to see what you all think:
Respondents said they go to bed, on average, at 10:53 pm on workdays and at 11:24 pm on non-workdays. Do you think this is too late or not late enough? When would you ideally like to go to sleep? Lately, I’ve been trying to go to bed by 9 or 10 p.m. so I can wake up by 6 a.m. at the latest. But, I’m an early bird and this works for me. I’m also taking the Sleep Number Sleep-in Challenge to lower my risk of mortality related illnesses, and I have to say I’m feeling much better with the solid eight hours of sleep I’ve been giving myself.
20% spend 10 hours or more a week doing work-related activities (outside of regular work hours) at home. How is your work/life balance? Is work affecting your sleeping patterns? Have you found a way to organize your life so you can still get the most out of your day by getting the most sleep out of your night?
People who took five or more naps in the past month are more likely than non-nappers to be obese, been told by a doctor they have sleep apnea and report high levels of daytime sleepiness. They’re also mostly male. Do you take naps? Why/why not?
76% of people who sleep with a pet experience symptoms of insomnia at least a few nights a week. This stat is actually from NSF’s 2007 Sleep In America Poll, but I can totally relate to this one. I have two cats and one of them likes to run into the bedroom between 4-5 a.m. every morning to wake me up and receive petting. To which, I wake up, pet her once, then hide under my sheets until she gets the hint I’m not ready to wake up quite yet. I love her, but sometimes it’s really annoying. Do you have any great pet sleeping stories to share?