Americans Sleep Deprived, Dozing Off At
Work
--2008 Sleep Study Released

March 3, 2008, last updated December 7, 2013
By Susan M. Callahan, Associate Editor and Featured Columnist




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The National Sleep Foundation has just released the results
of its 2008 study of the sleep patterns of Americans.

The news is not good.  Americans are chronically
sleep-deprived.

-29% fell asleep or nodded off at work during the past
month
-36% fell asleep while driving
-32% say they drive drowsy 1 to 2 times per month and
26% say that they drive drowsy during the workday
-20% have sex less often or have lost all interest in sex
because they are too sleepy
-14% have missed family events, work functions and
leisure activities in the past month because of sleepiness

"Nearly 50 million Americans chronically suffer from sleep
problems and disorders that affect their careers, their
personal relationships and safety on our roads", said Dr.
Drobnich, acting executive director of the
National Sleep
Foundation
in the full press release.

What can we do to increase the quality of our sleep?   Here
are
practical tips that can help you.


Update:  

The National Sleep Foundation releases surveys of the sleep
patterns of Americans yearly. In 2013, it broadened its
approach to include the sleep patterns of Americans and
citizens of select international countries (United Kingdom,
Canada, Mexico, Japan and Germany).  The 2013
International Sleep Study called
The 2013 International
Bedroom Poll found that less than half of people in these
countries report getting a full night's sleep. Less than half
of those participating in the U.S. (44%) reported getting a
good night's sleep. The results were similar in Canada
where only 43% reported getting a good night's sleep and
in the UK where only 42% said they sleep well during the
workweek.  

In Japan,  31% of participants reported that they do not
wake up when they need to during the work week.

What these results suggest is that industrialization has
wreaked havoc with our natural sleep patterns, with
predictably bad consequences for our health.


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