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This Sunday is Daylight Savings Time. Every year my newsfeed floods with friends and the dread of kids losing that extra hour of sleep. No parent wants to lose sleep, because come on, most of us are probably running on very little sleep as it is.
Sleep Number recently took a new sleep survey and put together some tips to help you get through this weekend without feeling like you lost any sleep. Rather, you may even feel more rested! I’ve added a few of my own tips as well.
Start a day early
Screen Free Zone
Survey results indicate that people who use devices in bed are more likely to feel they don’t get enough sleep (51 percent). 66% of respondents bringing devices to bed are from the Western US.
You’ve heard it before, I’ll repeat it again. Keep the screens out of the bedroom. Screens have a tendency to keep us awake, for me mostly because it draws me in – ooo facebook, hey another Instagram like, I wonder what I need to work on tomorrow…. You know how it goes.
Make a bed on the floor
15 More Minutes
Over half – 54% – of survey respondents report they are not getting enough sleep to be at their best.
Sleep Number suggests adding a mere 15 minutes into your sleep schedule. Baby steps I’ve learned are the key to long term success. Add 15 minutes, and start feeling more rested.
58% of survey respondents wish they knew more about how to improve the quality of their sleep, yet only 16% actually monitor their sleep habits. Also, women are more likely to monitor their sleep then men.
I am bad at this. I really don’t monitor my sleep at all. The harder it has been getting with the kids, though, I’ve been thinking more about just what kind of sleep I’m getting. Sleep Number’s Sleep IQ technology offers a simple solution to those who want to know better sleep.