We need to stop using sleep averages in this country as sleep standards, sleep specialist Dr Christopher Winter tells the Huffington Post.
Using concrete times like 11:00 p.m. and 8:00 a.m. creates confusion and goes against the AAP’s goal of educating the community properly about sleep science. The National Hot Dog and Sausage Council calculated that the average American consumes 70 hot dogs every year. This statement may describe the eating habits of some Americans, but it is not a fact describing all Americans. I personally have not eaten any hot dogs this year. Does this mean I have four months to consume 70? We need to stop using sleep averages in this country as sleep standards. They are not the same thing.