Importance of Bedroom Elements to a Good Night’s Sleep

Great news: more than three-fourths (76%) of those surveyed say that they had a good night’s sleep at least a few nights a week! Most people say they sleep an average of 6 hours and 44 minutes on work nights and 7 hours and 35 minutes on non-work nights.

We wanted to know what people felt was important to getting good sleep. We asked respondents to rate the importance of several elements of their sleep experience, using a 5-point scale from 5 (very important) to 1 (not important at all). About nine in ten rated a comfortable mattress (93% rated 4-5), comfortable pillows (91%) and a comfortable feel of sheets and bedding (86%) as important in getting a good night’s sleep.

About six in ten or more rated the following elements as important to getting good sleep:

  • Quiet room (74%)
  • Dark room (73%)
  • Cool room temperature (67%)
  • Fresh air, free of allergens (63%) and/or
  • Clean bedroom (62%).

In comparison, nearly three in ten (29%) rated a relaxing bath or shower just before bed and 12% rated use of a prescription or over the counter sleep aid as important to good sleep.

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