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The Average Person Had 105 Bad Nights of Sleep Last Year, and 102 Failed Naps

If these numbers are even close to right, it’s no wonder everyone’s so tired all the time . . .

An annual survey by the store Mattress Firm found the average American had 105 bad nights of sleep last year.  Plus 102 “failed naps” where you try to fall asleep but can’t.  That’s about two a week.  Here are six more stats from the survey . . .

1.  The average person said they only averaged five-and-a-half hours of sleep a night last year.  That’s a huge drop from 2018 when it was 6 hours and 17 minutes.

2.  We’d pay $317 for just ONE NIGHT of “perfect” sleep.  Up from $290 a year ago.  (Does that seem really high to anyone else?  I’d pay like $8.)

3.  On average, we got 120 nights of GREAT sleep . . . which is defined as falling asleep fast, and sleeping through the night.  So only about a third of the time.

4.  People who sleep on their backs were more likely to say they slept great.  And people who let their PETS sleep in bed with them slept better than people who didn’t.

5.  The most common bedtime “rituals” we do to fall asleep include reading . . . watching TV . . . taking a warm shower . . . and having SEX.

6.  And people who used their phone in bed scrolled for an average of 12-and-a-half minutes before they put it down and got some shut-eye.

 

Kimmie Taylor

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