Data analysis by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) suggests that the percentage of adults sleeping 6 hours or less increased by 31 percent from 1985 to 2012. Approximately 70.1 million U.S. adults reported sleeping 6 hours or less in an average 24-hour period in 2012. According to the authors, reducing the percentage of adults who are not sleeping sufficiently remains an important public health objective. Results are published in the May issue of the journal SLEEP.
Read more in the journal SLEEP: Trends in Self-Reported Sleep Duration among US Adults from 1985 to 2012