Gallup — We’d all Feel Better with More Sleep

Gallup just did a survey of sleeping in December of last year. To no one’s surprise, 57% of us say we’d feel a lot better if we got more sleep. On the other side of the bed, 42% say they’re getting all the sleep they need.

The last time Gallup did that poll was 2013. Things have changed in an almost perfect reverse. In 2013 those getting plenty of good sleep was 56%. For those saying they would feel better with more sleep, the number was 43%.

Older people are more likely to say they’re getting enough sleep.

Also to no one’s surprise, women — 36% — say they’re not getting enough sleep. Almost half the men — 48% — say they’re sleeping just fine. In 2013 those numbers were 52% and 60% respectively.

Breaking it down a little:

  • Adults getting sufficient sleep fell from 70% in 2013 to 55% in 2023
  • For people 65 and up the figure dropped from 63% to 40%
  • Adults 50 to 64 saw sufficient sleep numbers fall from 46% to 34%
  • People 30 to 49 number fell 6% from 46% to 34%
  • For those 18 to 29 the numbers dropped from 48% to 42%

When it comes to the thought of a full 8 hours of sleep:

  • In 2014 a third of us — 34% — got the full 8 hours or more
  • In 2023 that number dropped to 26%

Looking at 5 hours a night:

  • In 2013 14% said they got at least 5 hours of sleep a night
  • The 2023 percentage is 20%

Stress is also a huge factor in sleep:

  • 49% of us say we are frequently experiencing stress in daily life
  • That’s up from 44% in 2017 and 40% in 2007
  • Women are more stressed than men with 53% saying they are stressed
  • 45% of men say that

Source link: The Hill — https://bit.ly/4d29aFO

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