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We all develop habits and we have to live with them every day. Then again, the people that we are close to have to live with those habits as well.

Some of those habits that we develop are going to be somewhat benign but others could actually get us dumped from a relationship. If you happen to be a millennial or are dating one, one habit to avoid is eating in bed.

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A recent survey was taken by OnePoll for Serta Simmons Bedding. In the survey, they talked to 2000 adults to identify some of the biggest issues that interrupted their sleep. Eating in bed was the number one problem.

80% of those polled said that a good night’s sleep is virtually impossible if they have crumbs in the bed. That being said, 35% of those who responded, regardless of their age admitted to eating in bed on occasion.

If you happen to be a member of the Silent generation or Gen Z, you are more likely than anyone to have difficulty sleeping through the night. These individuals between 18-25 or 77-94 had 74% difficulty sleeping through the night.

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Then again, 65% of everyone who responded said they had difficulty finding the right position to sleep in comfortably.

Are you a hot sleeper? 76% of those in the study said they struggled with this problem. In fact, according to the New York Post, the head of the sleep experience for Serta Simmons, JD Velilla, said: “Studies have shown that sleeping hot can impede the body’s ability to rest and recover.”

If you live in the Northeast, you are among the largest group (89%) who said they wake up feeling hot. 61% from the southern states had a similar problem. The way that people respond to being hot at night also differs, with 49% saying they slept with a fan or AC, 37% saying they slept without covers, and 36% changing clothes.

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If you have a pet, you are likely to have more specific sleep problems. Something similar happens if you have children.

Two times per week on average, parents are woken up by their children. This is due to nightmares (49%) or using the bathroom (34%). If your child does wake you up, you are likely to let them crawl into your bed, with 49% of respondents saying they did so.

One thing that seems to help is having a bedtime routine. This includes making the bed, with 74% saying it made them feel better and sleep better.

Velilla said: “Some of the top tips I recommend include sticking to a sleep schedule and routine, understanding, and proactively addressing, your sleep disruptors, as well as making your bedroom a recovery room designed to maximize sleep.”