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People spend nearly one-third of their life in bed. A good night’s sleep is central to the overall health and well-being of human beings. However, while see the importance of sleep, according to a research of the Better Sleep Council, women are more sleep-deprived than men, have greater difficulty falling and staying asleep, and experience more daytime sleepiness.

On the occasion of World Sleep Day in 2022, SweetNight, which has been focusing on high-quality bedding since 2011, collaborates with Daily Yoga, a leading online yoga brand, to make a research of the state of women’s sleep behavior based on customer surveys and brand data research, increasing awareness around healthy sleep habits. 

2,000 surveys are fielded through emails and the social media activities between February 21 to March 8, among American female adults (age 18+). The report found that women struggle to sleep well. Only 20% women report that they are satisfied with their current sleep quality and 67% of women say they have been plagued by insomnia. Their awareness of healthy sleep habits are increasing.   

Facts about the State of Women’s Sleep

  • According to the survey, the average hours that women sleep per night is 6.8 hours. The American Academy of Sleep Medicine and the Sleep Research Society recommend that adults should sleep 7 or more hours at night to promote optimal health and well-being.
  • Only 20% women report that they are satisfied with their current sleep quality.
  • Only 20% women report that they are satisfied with their current sleep quality.
  • 16% women report that it takes more than1 hour to fall asleep.
  • Almost 40% of the participants noted that they wake up in the middle of the night. Plus-size respondents (52%) prone to wake up in the middle of the night than the average size sleepers (25%) and light-weight people (23%).
The state of womens sleep in america - 2022 report | SweetNight
  • 17% participants report they feel excessively sleepy during daytime. 
  • Up to 40% respondents state they have purchased sleep aid products to help them to sleep better.
  • 95% of the respondents state they are affected by their sleep environment. Regarding the bedding, 81% of respondents say quality bedding is essential for good sleep, among which, nearly half of the participants state mattress affects their sleep quality most.
The state of womens sleep in america - 2022 report | SweetNight
  • 62% of respondents stated that they used music to help them sleep.
  • About 30% participants report they do some smooth sports before bed. Over 55% of women who did yoga found that it helped them get better sleep.

Healthy Sleep Habits for Your Better Rest

  • Stick to a regular sleeping and waking schedule - try to get into a regular sleep and wake cycle, especially on weekends. If possible, try to wake up naturally at a similar time each day.
  • In total, 62% of respondents stated that they used music to help them sleep. Some relaxing sounds, like rain sounds, ocean sounds, and fan sounds might help to relieve stress.
  • 81% of respondents say their sleep is affected by the improper choice of bedding, 45% of whom state mattress is the bedding that affect their sleep quality most. However, most of the sleepers still don’t know how to choose the right mattress firmness.  Firmness plays an important role in buying a new mattress, which presents the cushioning and pressure relief performance of the mattress in some extent. Each firmness scale has different characteristics and the targeted sleepers it's suitable for. 
Firmness LevelFeelCharacteristics
1Extra SoftExtra soft mattresses closely conform to your body and sink significantly.
2-3SoftSoft surfaces conform and sink considerably.
4-5Medium softMedium soft mattresses conform fairly closely and sink some.
6-7Medium firmMedium firm surfaces conform moderately, but do not sink much.
8Slightly firmSlightly firm mattresses still conform comparatively but sink less.
9FirmFirm surfaces provide minimal conforming and sinkage.
10Extra firmExtra firm beds have virtually no conforming and no perceptible sinkage.

SweetNight has launched a new revolutionary memory foam mattress, Dreamy S1, which is designed to solve this problem. Providing three levels of comfort and firmness in one mattress, the Dreamy S1 can be flipped depending on the type of support a user needs for a good night’s rest. It also features cooling gel-infused memory foam with an exclusive curved design and the world’s first seamless one-piece cover sheet to deliver a true seamless and comfortable sleep.

  • 95% of the respondents are affected by their sleep environment. Set proper room temperature works for sleeping better. Studies have noted that several forms of insomnia are actually associated with higher body temperatures. The ideal temperature for sleeping is around 70°F (20°C). 
  • About 30% participants report they do some smooth sports before bed. Over 55% of women who did yoga found that it helped them get better sleep. Several studies have proved that yoga has an effective role in reducing stress, anxiety, and depression. Moderate evening stretching before bed help you to unwind and rest your mind, thus falling asleep faster. Practicing yoga has become more accessible nowadays. Daily Yoga is a leading online yoga brand that inspires yogis worldwide with online yoga classes, programs, top coaches' workshops, etc. With 50 million global users until 2021 and committed to making yoga practice accessible to everyone and perfectly fit for their schedules in their busy life.
  • Take a relaxing bath or shower - studies indicate that taking a bath or shower in warm water can help improve overall sleep conditions and help people fall asleep faster. Sometime bathing your feet in hot water may also help.
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