Americans Are Finally Getting More Sleep, Study Shows

Has the sleep revolution hit a tipping point?

Although over one in three Americans still suffer from lack of sleep, a new study from the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine provides new hope that we’re finally taking sleep more seriously.

Most Americans averaged an extra 7.5 hours of sleep per year between 2003 and 2016, according to data from the American Time Use Survey. Over the 14-year period, fewer people read or watched TV before bed — two popular nighttime activities that cut into our sleep time, the study found.

This proves more people are willing “to give up pre-bed leisure activities to obtain more sleep,” said the study’s lead author, Mathias Basner.

Read more at Science Daily

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