Tired? 70% of American Adults Not Getting Enough Sleep

Are you feeling sleepy all the time? It's probably because you aren't getting enough sleep. In fact, a new study by the CDC shows that 70% of American adults don't get enough rest:

The study, which surveyed adults in Delaware, Hawaii, New York and Rhode Island, found that a lack of sleep is a particular problem for younger adults. Of those between 18 and 34, 13.3 percent lacked enough sleep every day, compared to 7.3 percent of adults over 55.

The study did not find much difference between races or genders.

The National Sleep Foundation says that most adults need 7-9 hours of sleep each night. Many are not getting that.

Nationwide, adults that averaged six hours or less of sleep a night increased in all age in groups from 1985 to 2006, according to a National Health Interview Study. For example, in 1985, about 20 percent of men and women ages 45-64 reported sleeping an average of six hours or less. By 2006 that number had jumped to 30 percent.

Link - via Blue's News


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Can Anybody tell me why i stay up all night and morning probely till 1:00 in the evening sleep for 3to4 hours then repeat the process i'm unemployed and this hurts me finding a job.
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oooo i just thought of this too-- i wonder how crime rates correlate with sleep patterns, considering people are less rational when they lack sleep. you would think crime rates would be higher in those regions people aren't getting enough sleep. the US is full of crime AND we don't get enough sleep... COINCIDENCE?!
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i'm eager to find out how this compares to other countries. i do know that the US is a service industry these days and on average, we work more than any other country. europeans work an average of 35 hours a week, where we work 40. they are granted an average of 5 weeks of vacation and an extra one if they happen to have a baby that year. we get an average of 2 weeks. women are offered a full year of maternity leave as well as her husband, but not many males take the entire time. also, because they have a universal healthcare system, they can be issued a nanny to help take care of their newborn at no cost to the family. we work like dogs, yet remain surprised when statistics come out saying we don't get enough sleep. well DUH! we are also the most obese country in the world. the most selfish. the most discriminatory and racist against people unlike us. it's exhausting to be this evil! maybe we would be a better country if we got more sleep. i need more coffee...
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