Having a hard time catching the zzz’s you need? Lack of sleep can wreak havoc with your day and even your health. Has it been years since you slept like a baby? Well, you’re not alone. Two in five Americans don’t get the recommended seven or more hours of sleep a night, according to a Gallup report. This number has not changed dramatically since 1990 (when 57 percent of Americans said they got seven or more hours of sleep a night). However, the figure is a stark contrast to 1942, when 84 percent of Americans said they got seven or more hours of sleep a night. The figures are even greater for people over 65. Men start out with a higher rate of sleep issues, but women catch up to them by around age 50. Nearly half of Americans say that they would probably feel better if they got more sleep.
Stayed tuned this week as we provide some sleep wrecking reasons that might be keeping you up at night.