In a recent survey, Consumer Reports did a “checkup” on the state of sleep in America. Of the 26,451 respondents, it was not surprising that they found 60% of respondents had some sort of sleep problem. When checking in to see what was keeping people awake at night, the survey revealed that nearly half of all respondents cited stress caused by work, and more than a quarter blamed health problems. A combined 70% of respondents said that they had tried some sort of medication to remedy their sleep problems.
About one-third of respondents identified themselves as “good sleepers.” These restful respondents said the main reasons that they sleep so soundly is because they exercise during the day, relax 30 minutes before they go to bed, or go to bed at the same time every night.