How Well Do You Sleep?
How often does daytime sleepiness affect your activities of daily living? How often do you experience some form of sleep disorder? These are but a few of the questions the National Sleep Foundation wanted to know.
The National Sleep Foundation, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to sleep and furthering sleep research, commissioned a survey to better understand the sleep habits, experiences, lifestyle and health issues among adults in the United States. Between October 25, 2000, and January 3, 2001, a survey was conducted with 1,004 adults. The results were very interesting.
On average, adults get 7 hours of sleep on weekdays and 45 to 50 minutes more on the weekend. Nearly one-third (31%) of adults get less than 7 hours, and as much as 31% got 6 hours or less sleep on weekdays.
Only slightly more than one-quarter (28%) of adults get the recommended 8 hours of sleep each night.