How has your sleep been? Good? Feeling well-rested?
If so, you’re in a surprisingly elite club. A stunning 83% of Americans don’t get decent sleep on a nightly basis - and the biggest culprit? Stress, according to a new study.
Stress and anxiety were cited as the top reason by 48% of the 1,008 adults interviewed by the polling firm Harris Interactive. In addition, 47% of those surveyed said they simply weren’t able to turn off their thoughts.
Other reasons included a lack of income, with 11% more of those in households making less than $35,000 a year having trouble sleeping compared to those making more than $100,000. And women (88%) are more likely than men (78%) to have issues with their sleep.
So maybe take a breather, avoid over-analyzing the past day’s events and whatever the future holds and rest your head with a clear consciousness tonight, and see how you feel in the morning.
Read more on the survey over at Science Now.