December 3, 2022
Money worries are the biggest cause of insomnia in America

Money worries are the biggest cause of insomnia in America

Nearly 90% of Americans don’t sleep because of money worries

Photo: 愚鹂夏 / Pixabay

In a study by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) released this Monday (26), 87% of Americans Insomnia account Financial concernsIncluding one-fifth of the population lost “almost or never”. Sleep Worried about money. In second place are health problems, representing a percentage of 86%.

Interestingly, Covid-19 appeared in the statistic with a prevalence of 65%, which is understandable. After all, the study was conducted online with 2,010 adults in February of this year, even as the disease was on the rise. With a 95% confidence interval, the overall margin of error for the study is plus or minus two percentage points.

Anne Morse, who led the research, said: “The current state of the economy and financial uncertainty, along with health concerns and pandemics, is enough to keep anyone up at night.”

The concern According to Morse, money problems can increase heart rate and even our own temperature body, which is detrimental to quality sleep.

In the United States, measures were taken to control the rise in inflation caused by the pandemic, but prices remained unbalanced and unemployment increased, which may have contributed to this general sentiment.

Cutting down on social media or messaging close to bedtime can help with sleep

Cutting down on social media or messaging close to bedtime can help with sleep

Photo: Sam Williams / Pixabe

Tips for better sleep, according to researchers

In addition to mapping Insomnia Among American adults, the survey also points to the possibility solutions To treat her. Check out some of the recommendations in the document:

  • Keep a regular sleep schedule: Try to get at least seven hours of sleep every day, including weekends and holidays, and go to bed and get up at the same time.
  • Create a peaceful sanctuary: Keep outside noise and distractions to a minimum by keeping your room quiet, dark, and a little cool — and use your bed only for sleeping, not watching TV or reading.
  • Follow a relaxing nighttime routine: With all the hustle and bustle in the world, it is important to schedule at least 30 minutes to relax before bed. Consider creating a relaxing nighttime routine, such as reading, meditating, or taking a warm bath or shower.
  • Reduce social media or news time: To avoid thinking about new stressors before bed, reduce your exposure to stress-inducing messages and social media conversations near bedtime.
  • Try journaling before bed: Writing down what’s on your mind is a great way to bring you peace and control. Put the day’s worries and stress on paper so you don’t have unwanted thoughts when you go to bed.

If insomnia-related problems persist, Morse warns: “When proper sleep is hygiene Help To disrupt the pattern of sleepless nights and stressful days, those experiencing persistent insomnia should seek the help of a sleep team.”

+Great content in your email for free. Select your favorite Terra newsletter. Click here!