Sleep Foundation says be a good host and consider the guest bed

Retail Editor 5, Staff Staff, December 11, 2013

New York - A busy holiday season often means hosting out-of-town guests for a night or two, and the National Sleep Foundation is urging Americans to be the ultimate hosts by refreshing the guest bedroom.

Why the guest bedroom? Because many consumers have found what works for them in their own bedroom, but may have overlooked seldom-used guest rooms.

Through its annual Bedroom Poll, the National Sleep Foundation found that more than nine out of ten Americans (93%) say that having comfortable mattresses and pillows are important to getting a good night's sleep, and 86% of Americans say that comfortable sheets are a key factor. Additionally, 62% of Americans rate their own pillows as better than a quality hotel's, and 91% of Americans change their sheets at least every other week.

The National Sleep Foundation's research reveals the surprising fact that 35% of Americans say they have no curtains or shades in the bedroom. Also surprising, nearly a quarter (24%) of those with bedroom shades or curtains say they never close their window coverings.


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