Why is it hard to get good sleep on Sundays? Care2 investigates.
For those who have trouble sleeping, keep in mind that new research reveals that Sunday is by far the cruelest night. Three times as many of us sleep badly Sunday as on any other single night, according to a Yougov poll of 4,279 Americans and Britons, commissioned by Calm, an app to help you sleep.
“Sunday may be the day of rest but it seems the night of restlessness,” says Michael Acton Smith, co-founder of Calm. “Thursday, in contrast, seems the true night of rest.”
The biggest reason so many people sleep badly on Sundays is that the weekend is when they throw off their normal sleep routine, says Dr Steve Orma, a clinical psychologist and insomnia specialist. Letting go of the weekend and the cozy comfort of home and returning to the less cushy environment of work is usually the trigger for Sunday night poor sleep.
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