Researchers Conducted A Study Regarding Common Sources Of Stress That Keep People Up At Night

The mattress outlet PlushBeds has recently conducted a study into sleeping habits across the USA, detailing what causes different age groups to lose sleep.

So, even as I write this task given to me, I’m genuinely still not fully sure whether or not some mistake was made in handing out assignments for the day. At any rate, here I go writing about a research done by mattress retailers on a tech journal, with a hint of self-awareness regarding just how absurd the premise is. However, it is also justified by the findings out PlushBeds’ study, since much of what keeps America up at night has to do with the online world! Finally, a link that I can use to justify this article’s existence, and that of my paycheck with it.

Sleep is a pretty common problem nowadays, with any number of factors contributing to the fewer and fewer hours per day that individuals on an average day-to-day basis rake in. Some of it has to do with work hours being intensive, or mental stress being at an all-time high. However, PlushBeds wanted to come up with a very definitive list of sleep stressors, without having the conversation boil down into hearsay and Twitter threads. A survey of 1,003 US residents was conducted, with all individuals in the sample population ranging from different age groups. The definition of adequate sleep was considered to be 7 hours, based on CDC guidelines, and the population was provided with different factors that could cause a potential lack of sleep; individuals were asked to state the specific causes that kept them up at night.

Of the factors mentioned, current political events led the polls, with 65.9% of the population calling it a sleep stressor. Honestly, especially with the sociopolitical turmoil that the USA saw across 2020 and 2021, compounded upon by the complete lack of governmental interference on climate issues, I completely understand why that’s the case. Personal finances placed second on the list, at 60.9% of the sample population sharing this source of stress. Late stage capitalism, am I right fellows? 7 out of 10 members of the Gen Z population are losing sleep over job and financial security, which makes full sense considering how living is getting more expensive, and working conditions are continually degrading.

Habits such as going for walks, jogging, and exercising were cited by the study as being major sources of comfort to the sample population, leading to increased sleep and therefore improvement in one’s mental health.
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