Only Eight Percent Do it Naked: Survey Reveals Our Sleeping Habits

Author: Steve Woods
Published: December 27, 2012 at 8:21 pm

Chances are you woke up this morning not having slept as well as you will tomorrow night, wearing your comfy pajamas, and having had to deal, as usual, with someone snoring in your ear.

With National Sleep Day approaching on January 3rd, home furnishings retailer Anna's Linens surveyed more than 3,700 people across the nation about their sleep habits.

"Since bedding makes up such a big part of what we're known for, we thought a great way to help our customers get a better night's sleep is to better understand how they sleep at night," said Alan Gladstone , founder and CEO of Anna's Linens.

Here's what they found:

  • Only 8% of us sleep in the buff.
  • Sleep position? About 74% of us sleep almost exclusively on our sides, with 16% of us on our tummies, and 10% on our backs. Roll 'em over, they're probably snoring.
  • Only 26% of us remember any of our dreams upon waking up. This could be a good thing...
  • Almost 70% of those that remember their dreams say the dreams their friends share tend to be more interesting, and 44% said their dreams were "more bizarre" than those shared by their friends. Like I said, not remembering could be a good thing.
  • Around 47% of us share our beds with someone who saws logs all night long. Guilty as charged.
  • Only 10% get what would be called a "restful night's sleep" every night of the week. The rest of us? Only half of the week or less. I supposed these would be known as people with little children.
  • Our least restful nights for sleeping? Sunday and Monday.
  • Our most restful nights? Friday and Saturday. Just don't bring home a snorer from the nightclub.
  • Of those that said they share a bed with someone else, 63% said they wouldn't sleep any better alone, even if their bedmate was a snorer.

Anna's Linens is the nation's 14th largest home textiles retailer, specializing in bedding, window coverings, home decor, and bath and kitchen accessory items.

I suppose I ought to start keeping a dream log by my bedside, in order to find out just how bizarre my dreams are, if I only remembered them.

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