How much sleep do people need? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), sleep needs vary based on age. A child aged 3 to 5 years needs 10 to 13 hours. It takes 7 to 8 hours for a 65 year old or older.
So-called “sleep disorders” can have serious consequences. Some of these disorders include insomnia and sleep apnea (also known as snoring). One of the most dangerous consequences is drowsy driving, a major cause of accidents. The CDC data also shows that the amount of sleep people get varies from state to state and from country to district.
A new list of top causes of sleep disorders from mattress manufacturer and retailer PlushBeds is based on data from 1,003 respondents surveyed via Amazon MTurk. Of these participants, 56% were men and 44% women.
The basis of the study read: “Whether politics, public health, personal finances or family relationships, there is no shortage of topics to worry about. The average person has only a limited mental range, so it makes sense that something – in this case sleep – has to give way. “
The most common sleep stressors were “current political events,” affecting 65.9% of respondents. The percentage of people who are concerned about this and are not getting adequate sleep was 30.4%.
Next on the list of concerns was personal finances, at 60.9% of respondents. Of these, 34.3% do not get adequate sleep. The list also includes concerns about issues related to COVID-19 and the stock market.
People were also categorized according to when they had trouble sleeping. Of these, 50.7% had difficulty falling asleep, 49.6% get up at night and 49.0% cannot sleep through the night.
These are the 20 most common sleep stressors:
- Current political events (65.9%)
- Personal finance (60.9%)
- Political leadership (60.0%)
- Unvaccinated people (55.5%)
- Supply chain problems (54.6%)
- Family relationships (54.3%)
- Work-life balance (53.1%)
- Personal health problems (51.7%)
- Vacation expenses (49.7%)
- Looking for a new job (49.4%)
- Partner or significant other (48.4%)
- Contagion with COVID-19 (46.6%)
- Housing markets (45.8%)
- Upcoming holiday events (45.3%)
- Vaccination mandates (44.6%)
- Current job market (44.0%)
- Children (43.7%)
- Getting the COVID-19 vaccine (40.05%)
- Favorite sports teams (39.2%)
- Cryptocurrency Markets (39.2%)
- Stock market (38.7%)
- NFT market (35.9%)
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