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ADVANCE Perspective: Respiratory Views

Restorative Sleep Just a Dream for Many Americans

Published June 25, 2015 2:10 PM by ADVANCE for Respiratory Care & Sleep Medicine

New research reveals although eighty percent of physically active adults say they desire eight or more hours of sleep per night, only 41% actually do.

Commissioned by mattress maker Nodical Bed, the study explored sleep patterns and attitudes among adults who self-identify as highly health conscious and regularly engage in activities such as running, cycling and exercise.

In spite of overwhelming sentiment that getting a good night's sleep is a priority, more than half (53%) still find deep restorative sleep elusive. Nearly two thirds (74%) reported a desire to get more "quality sleep," even if they currently sleep eight hours or more, on average.

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Respondents reported significant sleep improvements after switching from their innerspring mattress to the Nodical Restore, a therapeutic memory foam mattress designed to specifically address muscle recovery.

Nearly half of respondents saw a notable reduction in restlessness. While two-thirds also experienced a reduction in the time and frequency they were awake at night or had excessive movement, according to the mattress maker.

"We were excited to find such a positive response from our highly health conscious study participants,” said Barry Mirkin, head of consumer marketing at the Atlanta-based manufacturer. “After sleeping on a Nodical, both men and women reported they hit the gym stronger, faster and more refreshed than ever."

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