Americans are Trading Sleep for Work, and It’s Literally Killing Us
From the article:
Did you try to catch up on sleep this weekend? You’re not alone. More than one third of American adults report getting less than 7 hours of sleep on weekdays, and many of them try to sleep extra-long on weekends to make up for it.
I moved into a less stressful job at the office and went from a pretty steady diet of 5.5-6.0 hours a night back to 6.5-7.5 hrs a night, and I feel so, so much better. I look several years younger. I’ll never get to 8+ hours a night. I work in Foggy Bottom and have a two hour commute and also reserve time for exercise.
But, the reduction in stress and an extra 60-120 minutes of sleep on a daily basis has made a huge improvement in my life.