While we all know that experts recommend getting seven to nine hours a sleep a night, not many of us do. As much as we’d all love a good night’s sleep, a new study suggests many of us haven’t had one since we were teens.
A new survey finds:
- 67% of people insist they haven’t had an uninterrupted night of sleep since their teen years.
- On average, most people say they only get five hours of sleep a night.
- The past year has also wreaked havoc on sleep with 60% noting an increased difficulty sleeping since the start of the pandemic.
- When it comes to quality of sleep, most people say theirs started to decline by the age of 23.
- The average person says they lost their ability to sleep in and catch up on sleep around 25.
The survey is also suggesting certain habits when folks were younger, like pulling an all-nighter, may have contributed to sleep problems later in life.
- 54% of people admit to pulling an all-nighter after they first began working post-college.
- 49% of folks pulled them in college, and 42% did so when they had a newborn.
- 53% of people believe all those nights of no sleep ruined their future ability to get a good night’s sleep.