We’ve all been there: you hit the pillow, exhausted from a long day, and sleep just doesn’t come. You toss, you turn, you reposition yourself to try to get comfortable, you flip your pillow back and forth in search of the cold side, but it’s all for nothing – the great night’s sleep you crave isn’t happening.
Unfortunately, a poor sleeping experience isn’t anything new. Around one-third of people ages 18 to 64 get less than seven hours of sleep on average. As a whole, the demographic averaged just 7.12 hours, barely breaking into the recommended seven to nine hours. Quality of sleep suffers as well; 43% of men and 55% of women report trouble getting to sleep or staying asleep.
So, what can you do? How can you make sure you’re getting enough sleep, and getting good sleep to boot? From great mattress to a solid bedtime routine, here’s what you need to know about the road to a better night’s sleep.