It’s not easy getting a full night of sleep these days; it seems like there’s always something more important to do than getting a solid eight hours of shut-eye. But there are some people who tend to get the least amount of sleep out of all of us, and if you’re part of these groups, you could be jeopardizing your overall mental and physical health. Take a look below and see if you fall into any of the following categories:
- Parents with young children tend to report getting the least amount of sleep of all American adults, which probably isn’t too surprising. These people are most likely to say that they’re sleep-deprived; 46% say that they could really benefit from getting a little more sleep each night.
- Teenagers are well-known for being sleep-deprived, but this isn’t because they’re too stubborn to go to bed when they’re tired. Researchers are discovering that the circadian rhythms of human brains change during adolescence, making teens biologically less able to follow an “early to bed, early to rise” sleep schedule.
- Working adults with high-stress jobs are also becoming a larger percentage of the American population, and this is causing more people to suffer from sleep and wake disorders. Dealing with a lot of stress during the day can make you feel exhausted at night, but if your brain isn’t able to “shut off” when it’s time to sleep, you might end up tossing and turning. Around 43% of teens and adults today say that they rarely have good sleep quality on weeknights, and an estimated 25% of workers have insomnia.
- Older adults with arthritis or back pain may find it hard to get comfortable while sleeping, especially if using a conventional flat bed and pillow. These beds actually aren’t designed to provide enough support and comfort for our bodies, making the mere act of sleeping strenuous on certain muscles and joints. For those who already have pain in these areas, adjustable bed systems with optional heat may provide more support and make it easier to find comfort while sleeping.
Craftmatic® Adjustable Beds equipped with optional heat and massage, may provide temporary relief of low back pain, minor aches and pains due to muscular fatigue or overexertion, edema or swelling of the legs, poor local blood circulation of the legs, symptoms of hiatus hernia, symptoms of gastric reflux, nighttime heartburn. The optional heating accessory provides temporary relief from mild arthritis and joint pain, as well as muscle pain associated with stress and tension. Sleeping in an upright position may reduce or ease light and occasional snoring.