Are you getting enough sleep? Unfortunately, many of us don’t. As much as half the population in the United States say they have sleeping problems.
And pain is often the culprit.
But it doesn’t have to be. Checkout this graphic we made around real science and data about the association of sleep and pain. We also give you some tips to reduce pain while you’re sleeping:
How to Sleep With Less Pain
Are you getting a good night’s rest?
When asked about how often they get a good night’s sleep in general, 13% of Americans reported rarely or never, 32% reported sometimes and 54% said often or always.
Not getting good sleep affects more than just your energy levels. It can influence your whole life!
30% of those with no pain said sleep difficulty impacts their mood quite a bit.
31% of those with acute pain said sleep difficulty impacts their relationships quite a bit.
52% of those with chronic pain said sleep difficulty impacts their work quite a bit.
So what’s keeping you up at night?
12% of those with mild pain reported difficulty sleeping is often or always due to temperature.
12% of those with moderate pain reported difficulty sleeping is often or always due to inside noise.
11% of those with mild pain reported difficulty sleeping is often or always due to their mattress.
15% of those with moderate pain reported difficulty sleeping is often or always due to their mattress.
24% of those with severe pain reported difficulty sleeping is often or always due to their mattress
The mattress is the biggest reported cause of difficulty sleeping whether one has no pain, mild pain, moderate pain or severe pain!
And it gets worse…
Adults between 18 and 29 reported sleep difficulties interfering with their lives more than those over 60 years old.
Fatigue is a cause in 100,000 auto crashes and 1,550 crash-related deaths a year in the U.S.
90% of people with insomnia also have another health condition.
People who are diagnosed with depression or anxiety are more likely to sleep less than six hours at night.
People who sleep less than six hours a day are almost 30 percent more likely to become obese than those who sleep seven to nine hours.
But how can you reduce pain while you’re sleeping?
The average person spends one-third of his or her life in bed. This equals 220,000 hours over the course of a lifetime!
And the mattress is the most used piece of furniture in the home.
Your body should tell you when it’s time for a new mattress – but are you paying attention?
- You regularly wake up feeling stiff and sore
- You aren’t sleeping as well as you did a year ago
- There are visible signs of wear and tear on your mattress
Medium-firm bedding systems reduced back pain by 48% and improved sleep quality by 55%
A new bedding system can reduce back pain by 57.21%, reduce shoulder pain by 60.83%, and improve quality of sleep by 60.73%
Now toss that old mattress, stretch out and get some sleep!