Sleep problems worsen during the winter, US adults say in new survey
Sleep Problems Worsen During the Winter, US Adults Say in New Survey
A recent survey of 2,000 U.S. adults commissioned by Mattress Firm revealed that a majority of Americans experience changes in their sleep routines during the winter months. Nearly half of the respondents expressed a willingness to make significant sacrifices in exchange for better sleep, and the end of daylight saving time seems to have a noticeable impact on their sleep patterns.
Impact of Winter on Sleep
Quoting the survey, the winter season leads to earlier feelings of tiredness and a shift in bedtime for many respondents. Additionally, a significant number of participants reported difficulty waking up during the winter, and feelings of tiredness and sadness were also prevalent.
Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
More than half of the survey respondents believe they have seasonal affective disorder, and a substantial portion have been diagnosed with it. This condition can exacerbate feelings of apathy, discontent, and loneliness during the winter months.
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