A "Bedroom Poll" found that great sleepers get an average of about one hour more shuteye than others. On weekdays, a great sleeper gets an average of seven hours and nine minutes of slumber per night, compared with an average of six hours and two minutes for those who get good sleep less often.
Only 42% of people said they slept well almost every night and can therefore be categorised as "great sleepers," according to a new National Sleep Foundation survey in the US.
More than nine out of 10 respondents said mattresses and pillows play an important role in good sleep, and more than three-quarters also believe the comfortable feeling of sheets and bedding are crucial. In fact, more than 70% reported being more comfortable when sheets have a fresh scent.