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There's a 35% Chance You Don't Get Enough Sleep

More than 1/3 of Americans not getting at least 7 hours of shut-eye

(Newser) - Feeling tired? You're not alone. Some 35% of Americans average less than seven hours of sleep a night, according to a survey of nearly 75,000 adults in 12 states by the CDC. And the stats don't get rosier from there: 38% said they had fallen asleep by accident during... More »

Americans Sleepless, Sexless

Not getting enough rest takes a toll on work, social, sex lives

(Newser) - Americans are getting by on less and less rest, a survey by the National Sleep Foundation reveals. Fewer than half of Americans say they get a good night's sleep, and average sleep times are about 2 hours shorter than those reported 40 years ago. Sleeplessness is taking a toll not... More »

Separate Beds: the Key to Happy Marriage?

Sleep disturbance is hard on love, researches say

(Newser) - Looking for lengthy love? It may be time to sleep single. More couples are opting for separate beds, and 60% of custom-built homes in the UK will have dual master bedrooms by 2015, the London Times reports. Many in modern times consider separate beds the end of love, but in... More »

Are We Getting More Zzzs? Experts Have to Sleep on It

Surveys differ on whether Americans get enough sleep

(Newser) - Americans slept more in 2005 than in 2000, according to a new study that counters claims of widespread sleep-deprivation. Yanks averaged 59 weekly hours of sleep in 2005, up from 56 hours in 2000, say University of Maryland researchers using Census data that account for every minute of the day.... More »

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