When it comes to getting a good night’s sleep, scientists say there’s no “magic number” of sleep hours to ensure proper rest for everyone. But, as the 2011 dawns and individuals go about making and trying to keep their new year’s resolutions, it’s clear that one resolution nearly all of us should make is to get a better night’s sleep.
“According to our research, most adults [55 percent] still believe that the traditional eight hours of sleep per night is the right amount of rest, but the vast majority don’t even get that much on the weekends.” said Dan Schecter, vice president of consumer products at Carpenter Co. and creator of leading sleep tips website SleepBetter.org. “A whopping 84 percent said they believe they could improve the quality of their sleep.”
Schecter noted it may be a challenge to eliminate stress or worries that cause sleepless nights. But there are some easy steps that can be taken to address common sleeping problems:
Have a healthy and restful 2011!