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Posted: 11:56 AM, Jun 14, 2017
Updated: 2017-06-14 15:56:21Z
Did you know that nearly 9 in 10 (87%) of Americans say they have experienced trouble falling asleep? And while there is an abundance of tips to help plan for a good night’s sleep, those tips aren’t always helpful after hours spent counting sheep.
 
An online survey was conducted online by Harris Poll in December 2016 among over 2,000 U.S. adults, to better understand how Americans are sleeping and uncover the realistic and idealistic approaches they may take to catch some Zzzs. Key findings include:
 
·         Stress related to family life tops the list of things that keep Americans up at night, with 41% saying family stress prevents them from falling asleep easily;
 
·         Thirty percent of Americans say they have had trouble falling asleep easily because of an experience or interaction with their boss;
·         Contrary to popular sleep advice, many Americans turn to their devices when they can’t fall asleep. More than a third (36%) report that they log on when they can’t nod off, whether it be surfing the internet (26%), checking or posting on social media (19%), or checking/sending emails (15%).
 
With more than a third (37%) of Americans reporting they typically get less than  the Center for Disease Control (CDC) recommended 7-8 hours of sleep each night, it’s not surprising that only 9% of Americans report that they always feel well-rested when they wake up.
To help get the word out about sleeplessness in America and why it’s important to make sleep a priority for overall health and wellness, Cassey Ho, a health and lifestyle expert and one of Forbes’ top fitness influencers, is available for live interviews to provide her tips for getting a better night’s sleep – especially when jet lag from all her travels gets the best of her.