Thinking of going for a cruise? Not only can you visit new places, but you can also use this vacation time to catch up on your beauty sleep.
Princess Cruises, a global premium cruise line and tour company, just recently completed a survey on the amount and quality of sleep of adults from 11 countries.
The survey includes comparisons in the area of:
- Amount of sleep during weekdays
- Number of days per year to catch up on sleep
- Number of adults using weekends to make up for lost sleep
- Sleep schedule consistency
- Most sleep deprived countries
Dr. Michael Breus, a board-certified sleep expert, explains how he looks at sleep and its importance.
“Sleep continues to trouble people around the globe and across generations, whether at home or while traveling. Sleep is a vital, sensory experience that allows our bodies to recharge and recover from mental and physical strains,” said Dr. Breus.
American adults, in particular, have a unique relaxation pattern. They can blame technology and their obsession on politics for the most part.
- Resting Rituals – Technology is a major culprit that can keep a mind and body from winding down. Yet, most (68%) Americans watch TV before turning in, 39% look at social media.
- Politics Makes Strange Bedfellows – Outside of night-time rituals, the current events of the day can impact sleep as well. As it turns out, today’s tense political climate has a lot of people on edge, making it harder for them to relax. In fact, nearly three in five (59%) Americans admit as much.
- Skewed Priorities – From the realities of the world at large to responsibilities at work and home, taking time to give our minds and bodies a break is key. Few Americans dedicate time to relax each day. More than three in four Americans (78%) do not set aside time to unwind every day, unchanged from 2017.
- Vacation Neglect – Nearly half (46%) of working Americans with vacation did not use all the time available to them over the past 12 months. This is up significantly from 2017, when just under two in five (39%) did the same.
- Working For the Weekend – Nearly three-fourths (72%) of Americans use weekends to make up for sleep they lost during the week.
Comment below on how your sleep pattern compares to the survey results.