Studies show that Americans are more stressed than ever, and a whopping 8 in 10 Americans are experiencing higher stress due to rising prices, supply chain issues, and unrest around the world. The vast majority of American adults report feeling mentally tired, with 57% saying that they can’t sleep well due to having too much on their minds, 49% are often too anxious to sleep, 28% turned to over-the-counter sleep aids, and 19% started prescription medication in an attempt to increase their sleep. The sleep and stress cycle is one that is hard to escape, especially since the cost of bad sleep is detrimental to all parts of one’s life.
Sleep is vital to our wellbeing, health, and focus, but 1 in 3 American adults do not get enough of it. Experts suggest many ways to invest in a better sleep, usually beginning with the quality of the mattress and bedding that one uses. However, in 2022 Americans’ stress about finances reached the highest recorded since 2015. Therefore, self care does not have to be expensive, and many researchers also suggest luxuries that make financial sense for the average American. In regards to wellness, a personal trainer can be a smart investment that will pay off in the long run. In terms of time, amenities like a personal assistant, grocery delivery, or even just taking extra time off can be beneficial to health. Finally, in regards to sleep itself, a high quality mattress and bedding is the most often recommended method to ensure that one is reaping all of the benefits of a good night’s sleep.