While there may be plenty of people who still don’t get the doctor recommended amount of sleep each night, the truth is we all really do spend a lot of our lifetimes in bed. In fact, a new survey just calculated how many hours folks spend in bed throughout their lifetime and the number is pretty astonishing.
According to a poll by OneCloud, when you calculate the amount of hours folks sleep a night, around seven, along with the average amount they watch TV in bed, about four hours every day, Americans spend about 11 hours a day in bed, which translates to about 36 years over the course of a lifetime.
And considering how much we are all in our beds, it’s important to have a good one, but it seems a lot of folks aren't happy with theirs. The poll finds only 53% of Americans say they really like their bed, with 75% saying their bed could actually be more comfortable. What’s more, only 50% of folks say their bed has a positive effect on their sleep, with 40% saying they’ve actually left and slept somewhere else because they couldn’t get a good night’s sleep in their bed.
So, why would people put up with uncomfortable beds? Well, apparently appearance is mostly to blame, with 35% of people saying style is more important than comfort to them when choosing a bed.