63 Percent of Americans Are Clearly Lying About Their Sleep Happiness
Who are these people? Are there truly a massive number of people in the world who jump out of bed with a spring in their step when the alarm goes off or is there a whole bunch of lying going on?
I've never been a morning person which is interesting considering that I have hosted a morning show for the better part of my 20+ year radio career. I may wake up between 2:30 a.m. and 3:00 a.m. during the week and between 4:00 a.m. and 5:00 a.m. on the weekends, but it doesn't mean I like it.
Thankfully by the time I get to work at 4:00 a.m., I've had a jolt of caffeine, slap on my happy face, square my shoulders and tackle the morning with zest, but the same can't be said about what I'm like when I first wake up. I do NOT like the sound of my alarm. As a matter of fact, every time it goes off, I feel a big ole' pit of displeasure at being awakened grow in the pit of my belly.
So, either other people are getting decent sleep (something of which I know nothing of as the mother of an exceptionally energetic child) or they're simply outright liars. According to Philips Consumer Lifestyle, 63 percent of Americans say that when their alarm buzzes, they're refreshed and ready to get out of bed and take on their day. Lies I tell you, lies! Okay, some people are genuinely chipper and do pop out of bed like happy little gophers, but 63 percent of people? I think not.
Furthering my belief that 63 percent of Americans in fact do NOT wake up feeling like eager beavers is this study from Sleep Review Magazine which found that 57 percent of Americans smack their snooze button on a regular basis. If they were well-rested, they wouldn't do that now, would they?