We all know that getting enough sleep is essential for good health, but it seems plenty of folks aren’t sleeping well, and the coronavirus crisis isn’t helping.
A new survey finds:
- 66% of Americans are desperate for a good night’s sleep.
- It takes the average person 25 minutes to fall asleep, and they wind up getting only about six hours.
- 80% of people say they are frustrated when they can’t fall asleep.
- These days, 63% of people say the COVID-19 news cycle causes them to have a bad night’s sleep.
Another big reason folks are having a bad night’s sleep is nightmares.
- Half of folks say nightmares are responsible for them having a hard time falling a sleep.
- American’s most common nightmare is being chased (40%).
Other top nightmares include:
- Falling (36%)
- Being attacked (31%)
- Running late for something (29%)
- Lost/trapped somewhere (29%)
- Waking up late (27%)
- Someone you love is dying (27%)
- Visited by a deceased loved one (26%)
- Dying (24%)
- Partner leaving you (24%)
Of course, not all dreams are nightmares, and some may leave those who had them a little baffled.
- 51% of those polled say they had a sex dream about someone other than their partner.
- 42% say they’ve woken up annoyed with a person in their lives because of something they did in a dream.