The results of The Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) Survey has revealed several interesting facts about sleep, reports The Huffington Post Australia.

3. Less sleep quality equals lower quality of life

Only one fifth of us are getting enough sleep. And that’s bad news because the study showed a direct correlation between poor sleep and a low quality of life.

The Australian Sleep Health Foundation’s daily recommendations

Age 14-17 recommended 8–10 hours

Age 18-64 recommended 7–9 hours

Age 65 and older 7–8 hours

The study found not one single age group had an average daily sleep of eight hours or more. Of that sleep, females were more likely to report ‘bad’ or ‘fairly bad’ sleep quality.

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