A report posted last February 2, 2014 on the online business journal website BedTimes reveals that about 40% of Americans are getting less sleep than the recommended seven hours. Proper sleep is crucial to a healthier lifestyle, and the key to a good night’s sleep lies with a suitable mattress. The article highlights the risks involved with lack of sleep, and the staggering national figures for it:

 

“Medical studies have related a lack of sleep to health problems and cognitive impairment, and experts typically recommend seven to nine hours of sleep for adults. Currently, 59% of U.S. adults meet that standard, but in 1942, 84% did. That means four in 10 Americans get less than the recommended amount of nightly sleep, compared with the 11% who did so 70 years ago. Today, a whopping 14% of Americans sleep for five hours or less, compared with just 3% in 1942.”

Mental health experts continue to study sleeping disorders and the extreme difficulty experienced by some in falling asleep. Many regular folks, however, can’t get the right amount of sleep because they don’t have enough time between their waking hours. Other possible causes include stress and a poor diet. Regardless of the cause of one’s sleeplessness, experts agree that a quality mattress helps in improving sleep. Those planning to buy a mattress in Sacramento should purchase from reliable dealers such as the Healthy Bed Store for the ultimate in comfort.

A good mattress makes all the difference between a comfortable sleep and a rough night with a bad back. Experts recommend that sleepers should choose a mattress that’s firm enough to keep their spines straight, yet not hard enough to be too uncomfortable. Accommodating Sacramento mattress retailers are more than willing to help buyers select the right mattress for them, and some will even accept returns within a set period of time to ensure that sleepers get a bed that suits them perfectly.

(Source: New Gallup poll says 40% of Americans get less sleep than recommended, bedtimesmagazine.com, February 2, 2014)