Americans Report Good Sleep Quantity, not Quality
According to the results from a recent study conducted by The National Sleep Foundation, Americans are getting enough sleep. Yet, the quality of that sleep remains an open question.
Respondents to the Study were, on average, getting more than 7 hours of sleep per night. The typical respondent went to bed at around 11 pm and woke up at around 6:30 am.
Respondents also admitted to sleeping almost an hour longer on weekends.
Over one third of respondents classified their sleep quality as poor, however.
About 25 percent of women in the study stated they did feel refreshed when they awoke; only a little over 10 percent of the men surveyed felt this way. Further study is needed to determine the reason(s) for this discrepancy.
Getting a good night of sleep is important. According to The National Sleep Foundation, sleep is a key factor in creating a healthy lifestyle. Individuals who believe their sleep quality is lacking should consult with their doctor.