Eating Before Bedtime is a Top Sleep Disruptor among Americans, Study Finds

A new study has found that bedtime can bring cravings from people, with almost half admitting they usually eat before sleeping. In addition, four out of five respondents surveyed said that crumbs during bedtime could result in a crummy night’s sleep. 

Most people don’t like it when their partner eats in bed 

The survey evaluated 2,000 individuals and evaluated disruptors that affected their sleep and established that eating before bedtime was the biggest distractor. Among the top cravings are sweets (50%) like cookies (42%) or salty snacks (32%) such as chips (49%). 

Although 35% say they eat in bed, some are against it, with a third of the respondents saying it is a dating dealbreaker. In addition, millennials hate it if their partner eats in bed, with 38% saying they could end their relationship if their partner did it. Yet, surprisingly, millennials (40%) are the most likely to eat in bed.

According to the study by OnePoll conducted for Sert Simmons Bedding fifth of the study, participants said that they had been over a month without getting adequate sleep. In addition, the survey discovered that an average person is likely to wake up thrice per night. 

Individuals with the habit of waking up thrice at night are millennials. On the other hand, 30% of baby boomers are the group that is likely not to have perfect sleep for more than a month. 

Heat among the top sleep disruptors 

The top among sleep disruptors is going to bed while too hot over three-quarters of respondents indicated that they wake up at night whenever feeling hot. As a result, 49% say they must turn on the AC, 37% don’t cover themselves, and 36% change pajamas to cool down. Surprisingly heat is a problem for most people from the northeast  (89%) compared to Southerners 61% that live in warmer climates.  

Besides heat, 65% of Americans say tossing and turning as they search for a comfortable sleeping position is another factor contributing to sleep restlessness. Again, generation z (74%) experiences the most sleep restlessness. 

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