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Bedroom and Sleep

Health2013-1-22By: Libby Znaimer

Do you get a good night’s sleep every night? According to a survey from the National Sleep Foundation in the U.S., only 42 percent of us do.

And those great sleepers get about one extra hour of shuteye every night. On weeknights, a great sleeper gets an average of seven hours and nine minutes, compared with an average of six hours and two minutes for those who get good sleep less often.

Here’s something you can do if you’re in the latter group. Fix up your bedroom. The survey found that most people find the comfort and cleanliness of their bedroom are key to getting a good night’s sleep.

That means comfortable mattresses and pillows that smell nice and fresh. And making that bed apparently matters. The poll also found that people who do that every day are 19 percent more likely to say they get a good night’s sleep than those who don’t.

Bottom line from the Sleep Foundation: make your bedroom a place you love. It’s also crucial to give yourself enough time to wind down and get the seven to nine hours of sleep that most of us need to feel our best.


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