A report from The Huffington Post examines the results of a One Poll survey on the sleep habits of adults.
Are you a sleep worker? No, not a sleepwalker, but a person who goes to work and attempts to function on too little sleep? It turns out, one-third of American workers are sleep working — not getting enough sleep to function at peak levels, according to researchers at Harvard Medical School.
On the home front, men and women experience interrupted sleep, but often for different reasons. Women are more than twice as likely to interrupt their sleep to care for others, and once they’re up, they are awake longer: 44 minutes, compared with 30 minutes for men.
According to a new sleep survey conducted by One Poll, 1,000 people aged 18 – 55+ were asked a series of questions about their sleep habits. Here are some of the findings:
• 91 percent of the respondents revealed that they either always or sometimes wake up in the middle of the night.
• When asked about why they wake up in the middle of the night, 86% do so because of a temperature-related issue — it’s too hot or too cold in their bedroom or they pull up or kick off sheets to adjust for temperature.
• As a result, almost 40 percent of the participants said they felt exhausted when they woke up in the morning and another 36 percent reported feeling either irritated or frustrated. Not surprisingly, Monday is the day of the week most people reported waking up in a bad mood.
• People commonly attributed their irritability, poor eating habits, and forgetfulness to lack of sleep.