Sleep Helps with New Year’s Resolutions
10th January 2023
10th January 2023
It’s no secret that many of us struggle with sticking to our goals. However, did you know that sleep helps with New Year’s resolutions? That’s right, the key toward willpower could be right on your pillow!
Whether your aim this year is to lose weight, get fitter or quit a particular habit, don’t underestimate the importance of sleep in the process.
“Adding better sleep to your list of New Year’s resolutions can make it easier to reach some of the other goals on your list, whether that’s exercise, getting fit, or even losing weight” says Lissa Coffey, a lifestyle expert and the Better Sleep Council spokesperson.
She adds: “It seems so simple but getting adequate rest can positively impact every other part of your life. When you’re well rested, it’s easier to choose healthier foods and to feel energised to exercise.”
According to a survey from the Better Sleep Council (BSC), the non-profit consumer-education arm of the International Sleep Products Association, 45% of people who make New Year’s resolutions don’t make much of an effort to keep them and of this 45%, about 9 million won’t make any effort at all. Key findings from this survey suggest sleep may be the resolution that helps people stay on track with their top goals in 2023.
A majority of respondents (88%) considered making New Year’s resolutions. Based on the survey, these resolutions included:
53% – Exercise more/get fit
49% – Get/stay fit and healthy
46% – Lose weight
42% – Spend less, save more
37% – Enjoy life to the fullest
31% – Get organised
28% – Start a budget
27% – Spend more time with family and friends
19% – Read more
19% – Learn a new hobby
14% – Stop smoking
8% – Cut back on alcohol
Of those 88%, 27% picked getting more/better sleep. Additionally, those who reported that they wanted more sleep/better sleep as one their resolutions also reported other health-related goals, including exercising more (69%) and staying fit and healthy (68%), which were the top two selected New Year’s resolutions overall.
Also, people surveyed who wanted to prioritise sleep, planned to do so by getting to bed earlier (65%), maintaining a consistent bedtime (62%), and having new night-time routines (53%). Almost half of those surveyed said they also plan to upgrade their sleep environment by purchasing a new mattress or other bed-related items.
To sleep more soundly – and make health a priority in the New Year – the Better Sleep Council offers these suggestions:
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