Stressed & Not Sleeping — How you can improve your sleep

Stressed & Not Sleeping — How you can improve your sleep
Let’s face it: many of us are not operating at our peak performance. Much of this can be attributed to not only not getting enough sleep, but also the quality of sleep that we do get. Many of us are stressed and not sleeping, and continue to reinforce this negative pattern, day after day. The pandemic has taken its toll on us all, mentally and physically, so we would all do well with a healthy reset of better sleep routines and patterns. It’s time to break the chain of poor sleep - investing in better sleep is key.

The good news is that such self-care upgrades don’t actually cost as much as you might think, and have oversized benefits for the long term. Purchasing a higher thread count of your linens will maximize durability and softness. Each person has the right feeling that works for them. Similarly, upgrading your mattress, bedding, and spending less time in front of screens before bedtime will all help towards your health and well being through better sleep.
Learn more about how you can get a good night’s sleep by upgrading the quality of your linens and other helpful tips in the visual deep dive below:
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Stressed & Not Sleeping

How you can improve your sleep

Two years into the COVID-19 pandemic, Americans are more stressed than ever

  • 8 in 10 Americans are experiencing higher stress due to
    • Rising prices and inflation
    • Supply chain issues
    • Invasion of Ukraine
  • 1 in 4 employees say they’re approaching burnout
    • Nearly 2 in 3 Americans reported they "desperately needed" a vacation
  • 60% of American adults say they’re often mentally tired, even when they haven’t been physically active
    • 57% 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
    • 19% started a prescription sleep medication since 2020
  • The Sleep/Stress Cycle
    • High stress levels lead to sleep problems and fatigue
    • Lack of sleep makes us vulnerable to stressors
    • Over time, the sleeplessness and stress build to critical levels
  • The Cost Of Poor Sleep
    • Poor Health
      • People who sleep 6 hours or less per night have a 13% higher mortality rate than those sleeping 7 hours or more
      • On average, 1 hour of lost sleep correlates to 0.42 units higher BMI
    • Poor Decisions
      • Reduced ability to make sound financial decisions
      • 2X greater risk of being involved in a car accident
    • Poor Performance
      • People who get 7-8 hours of sleep each night are 29% more productive than those who sleep less
      • Lost productivity leading to 2.28% impact on US GDP and 1.2 million lost working days per year

Sleep is vital to our health, wellbeing, and focus — 1 in 3 Americans adults don’t get enough sleep

How to Invest In Better Sleep

  • Sleep Impacts Every Day
    • Getting enough quality sleep helps to
      • Reduce lethargy and fatigue
      • Moderate stress levels
      • Improve immune response
      • Increase memory and focus
      • Boost work performance
      • Mediate emotional responses
      • Build stronger relationships
  • Better Sheets For Better Sleep
    • "Since high-quality bedding provides more comfort, it translates to getting more quality sleep." — Jenny C. Yip, PsyD., ABPP
    • "What touches our skin appears to have a significant effect on our sleep experience. . . .So what we surround ourselves with during sleep is a big deal." — Michael Breus, PhD, clinical psychologist
    • Thread Count:
    • 200-800 thread count maximize durability and softness
    • Choose a thread count that feels right for you
    • Consider adjusting your sheets to match the seasons — warmer flannel or jersey in winter and cool cotton in summer
  • Fabrics:
  • Cotton is more breathable and comfortable — Synthetic fabrics trap heat
  • Most people sleep best when slightly cooler than daytime temperature
  • Sateen finished cotton is more soft and plush
  • Colors:
  • Neutrals and deeper tones create a soothing and relaxing environment
  • Look for cream, gray, blue, or purple — or pick a color you find calming
  • If you can’t afford all new sheets, Try updating just your pillowcases
  • Maintenance:
  • Launder new bedding before you use it to remove stiffening agents
  • Opt for additive-free detergent to reduce skin irritation and itchiness
  • Fresh linens are best for promoting sleep, so wash them frequently

In 2022, Americans’ stress about finances reached the highest recorded since 2015 - Self care doesn’t have to be expensive

Self-Care Luxuries That Make Financial Sense

Focus your self care spending were it counts

  • Wellness: Spending on your on health can feel expensive, but will pay off in the long term
    • Personal Trainer: $50-100 per hour
      • Helps prevent injuries and setbacks
      • Saves time by targeting your goals
    • Counseling: $50+ per session
      • Helps manage the effects of stress
      • Provides emotional support in crisis
  • Time: Spending a little extra can free time from mundane tasks so you can focus on what really matters
    • Personal Assistant: $25/month for 5 tasks
      • A cloud-based assistant can ensure everything gets done on time
      • Pay bills, make calls, schedule appointment, and more
    • Grocery Delivery: $100/year plus tips
      • Skip the store and get convenient at home delivery
      • All you have to do is build your grocery list
    • Time Off: $0/day
      55% of Americans don’t use all their paid time off
      • When working from home, many people find it harder to take time off
      • Planned time off can help you come back feeling energized and less stress
  • Sleep: Get better sleep to enhance your health, wellbeing, and focus
    • High-Quality Mattress: Up $4,000
    • Luxury Bedding: Starting at $28

Indulge in better days and even better nights with Pizuna Linens