Do you wake up in the morning already calculating how much time before you get to go back to bed? We are a society of tired people. It seems we are all on the same page.

On average we get about 105 bad nights of sleep. You know the ones I am talking about. Either we can't fall asleep or we can't stay asleep. You look at the clock and keep calculating if you can just fall asleep now you will get "x" amount of sleep.

You have done that before haven't you? We have also had about 102 failed naps as well. You know where you are so tired you think a nap will help you and BAM your mind is so wound up you can't even doze off. It can be so frustrating.

According to a sleep survey here are some more stats.

The average person gets about five and a half hours of sleep. Does that seem about right? I have a FitBit watch and it tracks my sleep. I hope for 7 hours. That never seems to happen. I tend to fit in that five and a half hour to six hour range.

According to this survey people who slept on their backs actually got better sleep. They are the ones who tend to fall asleep and stay asleep. Also people who let their pets sleep with them end up sleeping better than those who do not. I don't know how that can be true since my cat, Twilight, inevitably ends up walking on me at night and tries to find a spot ON me to sleep. That always wakes me up.

If you are one of those that use your phone before bedtime you may scroll on it about thirteen minutes before you decide to try to get some sleep. The problem with that is using your phone can also be the reason why you can't shut down and get that sleep you need.

How much sleep do you average a night? Comment below.

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