Presenting the Interesting Sleep Habits of New Englanders

Seventy-five percent of people surveyed sleep on their side.

If you’ve lived in New England over the last 20 years and own a television, you’ve likely seen the commercials for Bernie & Phyl’s. The privately-owned furniture chain is based in Norton, and has eight locations in New England. The retailer’s catchy jingle, which everyone can sing by heart, boasts quality, comfort, and price. #thatsnice

The stores, of course, sell mattresses. So in an effort to hawk more goods, the team at Bernie & Phyl’s conducted a sleep survey in November with 1,313 New England residents. But, what they found is actually an interesting glimpse into the sleep habits of your neighbors, friends, and family.

While we are not shocked at the lack of sleep New Englanders are getting, company CEO Larry Rubin was. “We were surprised to learn how many New Englanders don’t often get a restful night’s sleep,” he says.

Think you sleep less than your coworkers? Probably not. Here are some of the more interesting findings:

  • Sixty percent of people admitted they take a nap during the day.
  • Only 18 percent of people surveyed were content with how early they get up in the morning.
  • A whopping 75 percent of New Englanders surveyed sleep on their side.
  • Only 12 percent sleep on their back.
  • Forty-seven percent of people surveyed sleep with two pillows.
  • Seven percent of people said they sleep naked.
  • Only one in 10 said they sleep restfully every night of the week.
  • Twenty percent admitted to falling asleep at work.

It’s a little surprising that one in five people have fallen asleep at work. They must not have open offices.