27 years or 1/3 Amount of our lives that we spend sleeping
70% Percentage of American adults and teens who get insufficient sleep. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 28% of adults report getting an average of 6 hours of sleep per day or less. Only 31% of high school students reported getting at least 8 hours of sleep on an average night.
2 hours Reduction in nightly sleep we get compared with the average American 40 years ago.
7 to 8 According to the National Institutes of Health, number of hours of sleep adults need daily. Teens require 9 to 10 hours of sleep each day.
65% Percentage of American adults, including 90% of young adults ages 18 to 29, who have slept with a cell phone next to the bed.
54% Measure of alertness improvement in pilots who take naps according to a NASA study. They also found a 34% increase in on-the-job performance.
60 million Number of prescriptions U.S. physicians wrote for sleep medications in 2011. Perhaps a new mattress might help.