Study: Many People In US Working When They Should Be Sleeping.

The Washington Post (12/16, Ingraham) “Wonkblog” reports that according to a study published in the December issue of the journal Sleep, people in the US appear to be exchanging sleep time for work. After examining “nearly 125,000 responses to the American Time Use Survey to calculate two things: first, how much sleep we’re getting, and second, what we’re doing instead of sleeping,” researchers found that “compared to normal sleepers, so-called ‘short sleepers’ – those who are getting six hours or less on weeknights – worked 1.5 more hours on weekdays and nearly two hours more on weekends and holidays.” People who worked at multiple jobs got even less sleep.

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— “Americans are trading sleep for work, and it’s literally killing us,” Christopher Ingraham, Washington Post, December 15, 2014.

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