America's baby boomers aren't getting enough in the bedroom - at least when it comes to quality sleep.

Blaming their restless nights on economic, financial and family woes, a new survey conducted by the Better Sleep Council, or BSC, shows nearly three-fourths of baby boomers aren't getting a full eight hours of sleep at night. The BSC's Karin Dillner says sleep is essential. "Quality sleep is vital to your health and well-being, especially as you grow older. A good night's sleep is critical to looking, feeling and performing at your best."

The survey also found that boomers would forever sacrifice some surprising things - including chocolate and their cell phones - in return for a good night's sleep. Dillner says, " You don't have to go to extremes to get a better night's sleep, it can be as simple as evaluating your mattress to make sure you're getting the comfort and support you need."

The Better Sleep Council is a non-profit organization supported by the mattress industry. So it is not surprising that they recommend consumers evaluate their mattress every five to seven years for optimal comfort and support. But the BSC website also has more on getting a better night's sleep, including information on sound sleep, sleep problems, creating a sleep environment, and sleep and performance.


If you are one of the boomers who aren't getting enough sleep, be sure to check out the Better Sleep Council website for more on how you can get a good night's sleep. You may also want to consider a sleep aid that has all natural ingredients and is good for you. Here is some information on the sleep aid that I use and recommend.