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One in Three Americans is Sleep Deprived

Healthy adults should get 7 to 9 hours of sleep per night, according to the National Sleep Foundation. But nearly one out of three (30%) of working adults in the United States sleep 6 hours or less per day, considered "short sleep duration."  

Working a night shift increases the risk that you won't get enough sleep: A full 44 percent of people who work night shifts don't get enough sleep. If you really want to lose sleep, become a night-shift worker in transportation and warehousing or health-care and social assistance, 69.7% and 52.3% of whom, respectively, sleep 6 hours or less.

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2012, April 27). "Short Sleep Duration Among Workers: 2010." Morbidy and Mortality Weekly Report. 61(16);281-285.