Some people breeze through Red Eye or long flights with nary a trace of jet lag, others don’t. Some folks get seven or more hours of shut eye a night, many others do not, especially us Americans, who according to a sleep survey commission by Princess Cruises aren’t sleeping well at all. Survey results suggest that 2016 may be the year Americans wake up and acknowledge the power of sleep by embracing a new sleep schedule. In fact, 57 percent say getting more sleep is a resolution that is more appealing than going back into the gym.
The study, conducted by Wakefield Research, confirmed that the thing people were most willing to sacrifice was their waistline. Sixty-one percent said they would rather get a great night’s sleep, every night for a month, than lose five pounds – particularly because medical research shows a direct correlation between sleep quality and weight loss (53 percent of respondents agree that lack of sleep contributes to weight gain). The study also discovered t ht more folks willing to sacrifice a night on the town (45 percent), a spa treatment (38 percent) and even sex (31 percent) for a little more pillow time.
Interesting data said nearly 70 percent of the people polled cited their significant other as the main culprit in keeping them awake because they snore (42 percent), roll over or move in bed (29 percent), nudge and kick (21 percent). Sound familiar? If so you might want to have sex before bed, 87 percent said say they actually sleep better after getting “intimate” with their partner. So, perhaps a little frisky business is the key to keeping a sleep-driven resolution this year.
Now you might ask why Princess Cruises would go to the trouble of having a sleep survey conducted. Well think of it as a promotion for cruise line’s new Princess Luxury Bed, specially designed to deliver the ultimate night of sleep at sea. Developed in collaboration with experts in both the science and beauty of sleep — Dr.Michael Breus, “The Sleep Doctor,” and highly acclaimed designer, Candice Olson, star of the hit HGTV shows “Candice Tells All” and “Divine Design” — Princess is rolling out more than 44,000 new beds, to every stateroom, across the fleet through 2018.
The Princess Cruises Sleep Survey was conducted by Wakefield Research among 1,011 nationally representative U.S. adults ages 18+, between December 7 and December 11, 2015, using an email invitation and an online survey. Quotas have been set to ensure reliable and accurate representation of the U.S. adult population ages 18+.
Watch the video for more about sleep disorders.