UNITED STATES - CIRCA 1950s: Pretty woman lying in double bed. (Photo by George Marks/Retrofile/Getty Images)

I make my bed super comfortable because I love to sleep. I use the fleece microplush or flannel sheets most of the year and in the winter my room is a cool 58 – 60 degrees. I heat my bed up with an electric blanket and turn it off just before I get in. Oh it’s heaven! Ahhh. And in the morning, it’s so cozy I hate to get up! I imagine it feels like my mother’s womb must have felt!

The “experts” say we need around seven hours of sleep a night to function properly. I need between eight and nine hours to feel my best and it seems I’m one of the few around here who gets enough!

Now, I don’t have a Fitbit (yet) but here’s an article that sites Fitbit sleep research that specifically calls Boston out on our lack of sleep and explains why sleep is good for us!

Fitbit analyzed data on 6 billion nights of sleep - with fascinating results

Getting a good night's sleep is vital for health. But until recently, the only way you could actually monitor the quality of your sleep was to visit a sleep clinic. Wearable technology has changed all that. Smartwatches and fitness trackers now tell us how many steps we're taking each day, how many calories we're burning and how well we're sleeping.

And a song to make you sleepy…