“Similar to diet and exercise, sleep needs to be an integral element of a healthy lifestyle. The impact of not getting good sleep is far reaching and has Americans compromising their productivity, safety, health and relationships – both on the job and at home,” states Drobnich. “NSF encourages everyone to learn some basic information about getting better sleep by taking the NSF Great American Sleep ChallengeTM, Some simple improvements to your sleep environment can help immensely.”
According to the National Institutes of Health, approximately 70 million people in the United States are affected by a chronic seep disorder or intermittent sleep problem, with women suffering from lack of sleep more often than men and with increasing frequency as they age. If you have difficulty with your sleep for any reason, here are some tips that may help you get a better night's sleep:
NSF released the poll findings as part of its 11th annual National Sleep Awareness Week® campaign, held March 3-9th. For more sleep tips, information on sleep disorders and a Summary of Findings for the 2008 Sleep in America poll, visit NSF’s Web site at sleepfoundation.org.