Does It Help To Know About Good Sleep Habits Without Acting?
By Lauren SurbruggApril 07, 2016
There are countless studies published with supportive sleep statistics showing how people can sleep better, yet it turns out the majority of people don’t walk the walk or talk the talk. According to the Better Sleep Council
, 48 percent of Americans admit that they don’t get enough sleep, and less than half of those people don’t change their habits to get more sleep.
What we can’t wrap our minds around is this correlation between knowing and doing, or knowing and not-doing in this case.
We know that sleep helps us perform better during the day.
We know that we should get more sleep or get better sleep.
We know that sleep deprivation can cause people to turn into zombies who are performing as well as drunk drivers who are so cranky or slap-happy that they turn themselves a bit crazy.
Yet, as a majority, Americans don’t do anything about it.
What Are The Sleep Statistics?
- Men are less likely to acknowledge the effects of sleep deprivation, and 45 percent of men believe they can train themselves to need less sleep. This isn’t true!
- 52 percent of adults ranging from 35-54 years old admit to sleep deprivation compared to the 44 percent of 18-34 year olds and 42 percent of adults 55 and older.
- More than 31 percent of adults use caffeinated beverages to counter the effects of being tired.
- Less than 25 percent treat tiredness in a healthy way, such as going for a walk or taking a nap.
So, Americans, why aren’t you acting on your sleep deprivation?
Instead of becoming another number in these sleep statistics, take action to improve your sleep habits
. Your health and energy will thank you!