Nowadays, sleep experts are reporting that people started suffer less from bad sleep or a lack of sleep. According to the information provided by the National Sleep Foundation, every three of four people are satisfied with their current sleep quality and report about having a good sleep at least 4-5 days a week. At that, as much as 42 per cent of people say that they sleep very well every night and do not suffer from any sort of sleep disorders or disturbances. These are the results of a new survey of 1,000 American people of various ages and occupation types. As the findings of the survey have shown, we sleep an average 6 hours and 45 minutes in weekdays, but in the weekends or days off we usually sleep an average 7 hours and 35 minutes.
However, the main objective of the survey was to find out what are the most important things and factors for good sleep, and what are the factors and things that affect sleep. About 90 per cent of the participants have reported that they choose products for their sleep and bedrooms with a great deal of attention, and the primary importance is given to pillows, sheets, linen, mattresses, and curtains. At that, the most of the respondents reported feeling maximum discomfort and sleep problems due to uncomfortable mattress (about 93 per cent of the respondents), uncomfortable pillows (91 per cent), and not fresh sheets (86 per cent). Along with these factors, the respondents mentioned not quiet room, improper room temperature, not clean and not fresh air in the room, and too light bedroom. Such factors as using relaxation techniques before going to bed and using prescribed sleep pills were mentioned very rarely.
Therefore, according to the findings of this research, the scientists managed to select 10 factors and things that affect sleep the most. Check out the list below:
- Uncomfortable mattress (over 90 per cent impact)
- Uncomfortable pillows (up to 70 per cent impact)
- Improper bedroom temperature (about 69 per cent impact)
- A lack of bedroom darkness (57 per cent impact)
- Uncomfortable and not fresh sheets (almost 53 per cent impact)
- Partner snoring (up to 41 per cent impact)
- Allergic reactions (about 37 per cent impact)
- Kids sharing the bed (28 per cent impact)
- Pets sharing the bed (about 27 per cent impact)
- Partner moving at night (up to 27 per cent impact)
Since it became apparent that uncomfortable mattresses play a leading role among the factors that affect sleep, the researchers asked extra questions related to the issue. It turned out that 41 per cent of the respondent had certain problems with mattress causing some discomfort, from very low to the highest one. Almost two of ten respondent reported that they have problems with sleeping due to uncomfortable mattress more than 3 days a week. At that, bout 18 per cent reported about mattresses lacking support the their back or neck, or mattress sagging in the middle. 17 per cent of the participants said that their mattress feels comfortable to one partner but not the other, or about mattress causing uncomfortable temperature for sleeping.
A few per cents of the respondents reported about mattress being too soft, too firm, or not big enough. Consider the mentioned factors that affect sleep and analyze your sleeping environment. Maybe it is a snoring partner or a cuddly pat which makes your sleep too bad. Try to figure out the most effective solution and remember that getting the best rest is very important for everyone’s health and well being. It is also very interesting that when choosing bedroom products, many respondent reported about being concerned about the looks and aesthetic part of the issue. In particular, over 50 per cent of the respondents have reported that they choose bedroom products and items that will look great and attractive to the family members and guests.