Sleep Surveys and Research Data

Read about findings from our own sleep surveys and other trusted research data.

By Ashley Little

Surprisingly, there is still a ton that we don’t know about sleep. Researchers have been hard at work to understand more about why we sleep, how we sleep, and the effects sleep has on our overall health. While science has come a long way, there is still plenty to uncover in the sleep science world.

Our editorial and research teams are always studying sleep behaviors, trends and other important topics related to sleep health. Below you will find all of our proprietary data from our own sleep surveys we’ve conducted, along with our take on recent discoveries in sleep research.

Proprietary Sleep Surveys by Mattress Advisor

It’s our goal to help you live your best days by getting your best night’s sleep, so naturally, we’re pretty curious about sleep patterns and trends. Here you can check out all of our findings from the sleep surveys we’ve conducted over the years. Many of our findings have also been featured in reputable publications.

If you are interested in sharing or syndicating this research, you are welcome to do so. We just ask that you credit the original source in your coverage. 

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Sleep & Stress in the Time of COVID-19

We surveyed 2,000 Americans to learn about how COVID-19 stress has impacted sleeping habits.

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Best Cities for Sleep

We combed data for 500 of the largest U.S. cities to learn which are the best (and worst) for getting a good night's sleep.

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Remote Work and Sleep

We surveyed 1,000 adults to learn how employment status affects your sleep.

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What Keeps Americans Up at Night?

We surveyed 2,000 Americans to learn what's keeping them up at night.

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Sleep Loss Over Politics

How much do you let stress about politics get to you? See how much sleep people are losing over politics.

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A Clean Bedroom

We surveyed over 1,000 people on their bedroom hygiene habits to see how clean (or gross) our bedrooms are.

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The Cost of a Parents’ Night Out

Take a break from the kids! See how much a parent's night out date costs in your city.

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Most Popular Christmas Tradition in Each State

Learn which Christmas tradition is most common in your state.

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Boozing & Snoozing: How Alcohol Affects Sleep

55% of adults think alcohol gives them a good night's sleep. Learn the true impact in our survey results.

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Most Common Nightmares by State

Learn which nightmare is most common in your state and fun facts about what may cause the communal fear.

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What Your Zodiac Sign Says About Your Sleep Style

We polled over 1,000 adults to learn how your zodiac sign correlates to your sleeping style.

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How Much Sleep the Holiday Season Steals from You

We surveyed over 1,000 adults to learn why sleep suffers during the holiday season

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Money Matters and Restlessness

Learn how financial worry takes a toll on people’s sleep and emotional well-being.

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Sounds to Fall Asleep To

We scraped 20,000 Spotify playlists related to sleep and relaxation to learn which artists and songs soothe listeners most often.

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The Great Sleep Debate

Read about how employees define “success” and the role sleep and energy play in achieving it.

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Sleep After Trauma

Exploring the relationship between traumatic events and sleep.

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A Clean Sleep

A study on how often Americans change their bedding and which demographics are best at keeping them clean.

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Never Go to Bed Angry

We surveyed 1,013 people in a serious relationship to determine how they handled disagreements that remained unresolved at bedtime.

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What Would You Give Up For Better Sleep?

We asked over 1,000 Americans what they would give up for better sleep, and how much sleep they’d give up for a better life

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Sleep and Relationship Satisfaction

We surveyed 1,000 Americans in relationships about how they like to cozy up to their partner at night (or retreat to opposite ends of the mattress).

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Sleep Lost While Traveling

A study on how much sleep Americans sacrifice while traveling.

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Does Using Your Phone at Night Really Harm Your Sleep?

What does using your smartphone before bed do to your sleep? Take a look at how different types of apps affect sleep quality.

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Does Your Personality Influence Your Bedtime Habits?

We surveyed over 1,000 Americans to see what they do before going to sleep.

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Which NFL Teams Do People Lose the Most Sleep Over?

We surveyed nearly 1,500 football fanatics to see which team has the most sleep-deprived supporters.

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How Much Do Americans Know About Sleep?

We surveyed 2,000 Americans to test their knowledge of sleep science and ability to debunk sleep myths.

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Sleeping Through the Semester

A study on how often college students are sleeping through class and how much it's costing them.

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Late Night Bites

A study on the after-hours eating habits of 1,001 fast-food fans.

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Naked at Night

A study on sleepwear preferences (or lack thereof) and the reasons you should consider sleeping naked.

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Would You Give Up Sleep for More Sex?

How much sleep do people give up for sex? We surveyed over 1,000 people to find out.

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How Long Does it Take to Get Comfortable Sleeping with a Partner?

At what point in a relationship are people comfortable spending the night with a significant other? We surveyed 1,000 people to find out.

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What Does Sleeping with Your Pet Say About Your Romantic Relationships?

We surveyed over 1,000 pet owners to see how sleeping with their pet influences their romantic relationships

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The Top Hotels for Sleep Quality in America

See how a few nights in a hotel can affect the quality of your sleep.

Other Sleep Surveys and Research Data

We aren’t scientists, but we do stay in tune with what’s going on in the field of sleep research. There are new findings every week that uncover even more interesting findings about our sleep. Whether it’s related to sleep disorders, sleep patterns, or changing the future of how we sleep, we’ve covered it.

Take a look below to see the latest news in sleep health research.

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Is Your Sweet Tooth Keeping You Awake?

A new study shows that you might not need expensive therapy or medicines to cure your insomnia.

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Why Screen Time Can Hurt Children’s Sleep

Learn why screen time can harm your child’s sleep and what you can do to fix it.

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Binge-watching Is Ruining Your Sleep

Learn what happens to our brains when we watch our favorite shows and why we just can’t turn them off.

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Do High Schools Need to Offer Sleep Classes?

A new study shows that a school-based sleep program can have long-term effects on teenagers’ sleep.

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Study Links Short Sleep Duration with Bone Loss

Researchers find another reason why sleep is so important to your health. Read their alarming findings here.

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New Study Reveals Link between Deep Sleep Loss and Anxiety

New research shows why regularly getting a good night’s sleep is crucial for your mental health.

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Deep Sleep’s Role in Preventing Alzheimer’s Disease

A new study offers yet another reason why sleep is so important to your health.

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First Responders Are Hardest Hit by Rising Rates of Sleep Loss

The people whose jobs most require them to be well-rested are getting the least amount of sleep. That’s bad news for all of us

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California Leads Charge for Later School Start Times

Supporters of a new California law hope to make it easier for teens to achieve their academic and athletic potential and improve their health and wellbeing.

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Study Shows Short Sleeper Syndrome Caused by a Rare Genetic Mutation

Scientists are beginning to unlock the mysteries of short sleeper syndrome which could lead to treatments for sleep disorders.

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How Sleep and Breast Cancer Are Related

A recent study in the UK looked at the correlation between sleep schedules (chronotypes) and the risk of breast cancer.

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Do Soldiers Get Enough Sleep?

With jobs that are both mentally and physically taxing, soldiers need sleep for recovery and rejuvenation.

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Where in the World are People Getting Their Best Sleep?

A recent survey looked at sleep trends across the globe and found where people are getting their worst and best sleep.

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Sleeping in on Weekends May Extend Your Life

Learn how a new study shows that catching up on your sleep on the weekends can restore your weekly sleep quota.

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Sleep Research Timeline

Check out our sleep research timeline to see how the study of sleep has progressed through the years.

Check back on this page regularly to stay up to date on the latest and greatest in the world of sleep research and trends.

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