Sunday, March 2, 2008

2008 Sleep In America Poll (National Sleep Foundation)

Below is the National Sleep Foundation (NSF) press release from their 2008 Sleep In America Poll.

Nothing shocking: people are sleeping less due to busy work schedules. One third of workers say they are so sleepy they could fall asleep on the job. On average, people say they need 40 more minutes of sleep than they actually get each night during the work week.

Our philosophy? We know most people won't change their behavior. However, you can get the most out your time in bed by creating the best sleep environment possible -- dark, quiet, comfortable and cool (as recommended by the NSF's Healthy Sleep Tips) . The Complete Sleeper can recommend products for you depending on your current sleep environment. See below for the recommendation tool on our home page.

What is causing your sleep problem? (check all that apply to get Product Recommendations)
  • Noise (too much, too loud)
  • Light (too much, too bright)
  • Physical Discomfort (night sweats, poor bedding)
  • It's Too Dark, making it hard to wake up or causing me to suffer from SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder)
Visit The Complete Sleeper to use this exclusive product recommendation tool.

Here is the press release from the National Sleep Foundation regarding their 2008 Sleep in America poll.

Longer Work Days Leave Americans Nodding Off On the Job
Sleepy Americans Doze Off At Work, In the Car and On Their Spouses

WASHINGTON, March 3, 2008 — Prolonged work days that often extend late into the night may cause Americans to fall asleep or feel sleepy at work, drive drowsy and lose interest in sex, according to a new Sleep in America poll released today by the National Sleep Foundation (NSF). Spending an average of nearly 4.5 hours each week doing additional work from home on top of a 9.5 hour average workday, Americans are working more and are trying to cope with the resulting daytime sleepiness. In fact, 63 percent state they are very likely to just accept their sleepiness and keep going, while 32 percent are very likely to use caffeinated beverages when they are sleepy during the day and more than half (54%) are at least somewhat likely to use their weekends to try to catch up on sleep.

Of those taking their work home with them, 20 percent say they spend 10 or more additional hours each week and 25 percent spend at least 7 additional hours each week on job-related duties. Almost onequarter (23%) of all respondents did job-related work in the hour before going to bed at least a few nights each week.

No comments: