Oh sleep. It can be as elusive as finding a unicorn. If you're like me, and millions of other people, thoughts racing through your mind are keeping you up at night. But, what are we thinking about during our sleepless nights? Weird things that keep people up at night, according to a surveyfrom Sleep Junkie, include everything from a guilty conscious, to politics and everything in between.
Doctors recommend that you get seven-to-nine hours of sleep each night, however almost 40 percent of those surveyed reported only getting between five and six hours of sleep. Guilty as charged. And, 3 percent admitted to getting four hours or less (I am so jealous of these short sleepers).
The survey asked questions like whether or not you’ve cheated on your partner, stolen from your family, called someone a nasty name, or told a massive lie, and whether or not that keeps you up at night, leaves you tired in the morning, or give you nightmares.
Across the board, sleep is not something most of us are doing very well. On a scale of A-F (like a report card), the majority of those surveyed rated their sleep quality a C. While most people said they fell asleep easily (I am not one of these people), and rarely experienced nightmares, overall sleep quality was not stellar. So, what's keeping people up at night?