Fears over unvaccinated people, cryptocurrency, and NFTs are keeping Americans awake at night

Camarillo, California – A new survey has revealed that money and COVID-19 aren’t the only things stressing people out at night anymore. It turns out there are a lot of other somewhat surprising things that keep Americans from getting a good night’s sleep – including the cryptocurrency market and NFT!

In a survey of more than 1,000 adults, commissioned by PlushBeds, researchers found that the biggest bedtime stressors remain politics (66%) and financial concerns (60%). However, more than 55 percent now say that thinking about unvaccinated people stresses them out every night. In fact, more than 30 percent of these Americans say they don’t get the recommended amount of sleep (at least seven hours) because they stay awake thinking about their unprotected neighbors.

Other nightly stressors include concerns about the country’s supply chain (54%), contracting COVID-19 (46%), vaccines (44%), and their favorite sports teams (39%). Another 39 percent of respondents said concerns about the volatile cryptocurrency market stress them out before bed. Even the market for NFTs (or non-fungible tokens) prevents nearly 36 percent of respondents from sleeping well.

Irreplaceable symbolic horror!

For those who already understand what NFT is, researchers are finding that it is not something that brings these Americans any relief. The NFT market ranks as the number one stress factor among respondents who struggle to sleep every night. The survey reveals that people who have trouble sleeping are 85 percent more likely to stress over NFT value fluctuations.

Meanwhile, Americans who worry about cryptocurrency are more likely to report bad dreams. As for people who have trouble falling asleep and staying asleep, worrying about COVID-19 continues to be the greatest stressor among these Americans.

Sleeping becomes easier when you get older

Perhaps not surprisingly, younger Americans have more difficulty sticking to their sleep schedules. The survey found that sleep is the biggest problem adults face, with more than 50 percent having difficulty falling asleep each night. However, the problem is worse among Generation Z (62%) and Millennials (55%) participants.

Conversely, once younger adults fall asleep, they usually say they are sleeping. Less than half of the survey (49.6%) indicated waking up in the middle of the night, but it is a more common problem among baby boomers (59%) and generation X (51%) than for generation Z (34%).

Younger American adults are also the respondents most likely to report having problems waking up in the morning (40%), falling asleep (43%), not wanting to sleep (42%), and having disturbing dreams (31%). .

Less screen time and more time sweating can help

So, how can adults finally get a good night’s rest with all these things stressing them out? Reading tops the list of habits respondents say helps them sleep. Listening to music, avoiding spending a lot of time in front of screens, meditating, and taking a shower are among the top five sleep aids.

However, in terms of what actually works, the survey found that three out of four people who exercise or go for a walk before bed say it helps them sleep. And less than 75 percent of adults who avoid their digital devices at night say it helps them sleep better.

Reading is actually the most polarizing sleep habit, with 38 percent saying it leads to lower quality sleep, and 41 percent claiming they sleep better after reading.