Americans are a bunch of prudes when they go to bed, according to a new study.
Less than one in 10, or eight percent, of Americans sleep naked, according to a poll of 3,700 people by linen and home décor company Anna's Linens. Reportedly, 74 percent of Americans wear pajamas to bed, and the rest wear "something else," according to the company, which is based in Costa Mesa, Calif.
Sadly, 65 percent said they get a "restful night's sleep" only three nights or less per week, and 47 percent said they share a bed with someone who snores. 74 percent of respondents said they sleep on their side, which leaves 16 percent who sleep on their stomachs, and 10 percent who sleep on their backs.
The company also found that many people don't remember their dreams. More than half of the respondents said they could recall less than a quarter of their dreams, while about 10 percent said they remembered nearly all their dreams from the previous night's sleep.
As for the nature of the dreams, nearly 70 percent felt their dreams were not as "interesting" as their friends' dreams. However, another 44 percent said their dreams were "more bizarre'' than their friends'.
And why, you ask, did a linen company conduct this poll? Here's a clue, from the CEO, Alan Gladstone.
"We were surprised eight percent of our respondents admitted to sleeping naked. For that group, we suggest our 100 percent Egyptian cotton sheets," Gladstone said. "They feel great against the skin."
However, there is one upside to the masses sleeping clothed. According to Travelodge, the incidence of naked sleepwalking, which occurs almost exclusively among its male guests, has increased sevenfold in the past year.
Earlier on HuffPost:
Sleep experts often recommend black out shades to keep rooms dark and promote quality rest -- but rapper Eminem reportedly takes that to a whole new level, wrapping tin foil around the windows to keep the light out, <a href="http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/showbiz/4305979/Eminem-asks-for-tinfoil-to-be-wrapped-around-windows-so-he-can-sleep.html" target="_hplink">according to <em>The Sun</em></a>. <br><br> "He uses the technique as he's always jumping time-zones," an anonymous source told the UK paper.
Celebrities -- they're just like us. <a href="http://www.sleepfoundation.org/article/sleep-related-problems/snoring-and-sleep" target="_hplink">Ninety million American adults</a> snore, according to the National Sleep Foundation, and the <em>Top Gun</em> star is among them. Many partners of snorers become the "<a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/02/14/sleep-compatibility-_n_1274860.html" target="_hplink">silent sufferers</a>," but not in the Cruise household. <br><br> Wife Katie Holmes is reportedly maintaining her beauty rest while Cruise snores away in a sound-proof snoratorium, <a href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2010908/Snoratorium-Tom-Cruises-sound-proofed-refuge-gives-Kate-Holmes-good-nights-sleep.html" target="_hplink">according to the <em>Daily Mail</em></a>. <br><br> 'Whoever uses the snoring room cannot be heard outside the locked door," <a href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2010908/Snoratorium-Tom-Cruises-sound-proofed-refuge-gives-Kate-Holmes-good-nights-sleep.html" target="_hplink">an alleged visitor told the paper</a>. "It's very small, comfortable and dark, maybe a former nursery."
Most doctors recommend that healthy adults aim for seven to eight hours of sleep a night -- but the singer apparently doubles that. <a href="http://www.health.com/health/gallery/0,,20307065_8,00.html" target="_hplink">According to Health.com</a>, Carey told <em>Interview</em> magazine in 2004 that she prefers to sleep a whopping 15 hours. <br><br> She also reportedly sleeps with 20 humidifiers surrounding her to create a "steam room" effect. As <a href="http://www.health.com/health/gallery/0,,20307065_8,00.html" target="_hplink">Health.com puts it</a>: "While the machines can help to moisten dry air and soothe sore throats, usually one will do."
Remember that egg-like contraption Lady Gaga arrived in for the 2011 Grammy's? Well she might not be ready to give it up quite yet. <br><br> According to a 2011 report in the <em>Mirror</em>, the "Bad Romance" singer (who once claimed not to sleep for <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/03/05/celebrity-sleep-problems_n_1322186.html#s753681&title=Lady_Gaga" target="_hplink">three whole days</a>) had allegedly, er, hatched a plan to renovate her New York City apartment with the infamous egg taking the place of a double bed. <br><br> "She felt so at home in the egg on stage -- she spent hours in it meditating and says when she's in it she feels at peace," a supposed "insider" told the publication.
The designer <a href="http://www.harpersbazaar.com/fashion/fashion-articles/24-hours-with-karl-lagerfeld-0412#slide-1" target="_hplink">told <em>Harper's Bazaar</em> magazine</a> that he gets a very regular seven hours of sleep, no matter what. <br><br> But while the hours spent in bed are pretty typical (and healthy!), his fashion choices are a bit more unusual. "I wear a long, full-length white shirt, in a material called poplin imperial, made for me by Hilditch & Key in Paris after a design of a 17th-century men's nightshirt I saw at the Victoria and Albert Museum," he told the magazine.
The Olympic gold medalist even trains in his sleep. Last month, he told Anderson Cooper on "60 Minutes" that he has spent the past year or so getting his Zzzs in a high-altitude sleeping chamber, the <a href="http://articles.baltimoresun.com/2012-05-07/features/bal-michael-phelps-bed-20120507_1_michael-phelps-chamber-high-altitude" target="_hplink"><em>Baltimore Sun</em> reported</a>. <br><br> "Once I'm already in my room I still have to open a door to get into my bed," <a href="http://articles.baltimoresun.com/2012-05-07/features/bal-michael-phelps-bed-20120507_1_michael-phelps-chamber-high-altitude" target="_hplink">he said on the show</a>. "It's just like a giant box. It's like 'boy and the bubble.'" <br><br> Supposedly, the chamber, which is set to 8,500 to 9,000 feet, aids performance by forcing his body to keep working (<a href="http://www.washingtonian.com/blogs/wellbeing/fitness/why-michael-phelps-is-sleeping-in-an-altitude-chamber.php" target="_hplink">by decreasing oxygen</a>) even while he's resting.