Better Sleep Tips from Haven Sleep

Better Sleep Tips from Haven Sleep

We’ve all been there: you hit the pillow, exhausted from a long day, and sleep just doesn’t come. You toss, you turn, you reposition yourself to try to get comfortable, you flip your pillow back and forth in search of the cold side, but it’s all for nothing – the great night’s sleep you crave isn’t happening.

Unfortunately, a poor sleeping experience isn’t anything new. Around one-third of people ages 18 to 64 get less than seven hours of sleep on average. As a whole, the demographic averaged just 7.12 hours, barely breaking into the recommended seven to nine hours. Quality of sleep suffers as well; 43% of men and 55% of women report trouble getting to sleep or staying asleep.

So, what can you do? How can you make sure you’re getting enough sleep, and getting good sleep to boot? From great mattress to a solid bedtime routine, here’s what you need to know about the road to a better night’s sleep.

The Sad State of Sleep

The Sad State of Sleep

We all love sleep, but almost no one gets enough of it. The average person only sleeps 6.8 hours a night, despite a recommended seven to nine hours for adults. Unfortunately, this tragic trend isn’t improving over time. A recent study found that a whopping one-third of those surveyed admit to sleeping less than six hours per night – an increase of 15% over the last 15 years.

While it’s possible to perform adequately on six or fewer hours of sleep for some people, doing so on a long-term basis isn’t sustainable. And while claiming you can sleep when you’re dead may sound like a cool claim, everything from mental clarity to job performance suffers when you’re short on sleep.

No matter what you want to accomplish in the new year, you’re going to be facing an uphill battle when sleep isn’t your top priority. Here’s why a better night’s sleep should be at the top of your to-do list.

Why Sleep Should Top Your List of New Year’s Resolutions

Why Sleep Should Top Your List of New Year’s Resolutions

“New year, new me” is the motto most people live by as one year gives way to the next. But are your priorities really in the right place? In 2019, it’s time to make sleep your new BFF. Most New Year’s resolutions revolve around things like eating better, losing weight, and achieving financial goals, but sleep does not usually make the list. Despite the importance of a good night’s sleep, getting a little shut-eye often gets pushed aside in favor of more exciting activities.

Even if you feel fine on five or six hours of sleep, you’re probably not catching enough Zs to keep your body running at its max. If you’re one of the 40% of people who make resolutions to do better in the new year, sleep should be your number one priority.