TODAY Show Tackles Sleep [VIDEO]

You would think a group of people who have to wake up at 4 a.m. every day would have a lot to talk about when it comes to sleep, and this week that’s true.  NBC’s TODAY Show started a week-long series about sleep this morning by revealing a survey they commissioned about Americans and slumber.  Here’s a rundown of some of their findings:

  • Nearly half of adults say they don’t get enough sleep
  • 72 percent agree sleep is one of the great pleasures of life
  • Almost half of adults (and 65-percent of women) prefer a good night’s sleep to sex
  • 33 percent of 18-to-34 year-olds believe to get ahead in their careers, they must survive on less sleep; while 19 percent of 35-to-54 year-olds and only 6 percent for the 55 + crowd think this.
  • 40 percent of 18-to-34 year-olds, 33 percent of 35-to-54-year-olds, and 11 percent of people 55 + believe that if they want to work and care for their families they must do so on less sleep than needed.
  • 64 percent of 18-to-34-year-olds, 49 percent of 35-to-54-year-olds, and 35 percent of those 55 + agree that being able to survive on less sleep would be an advantage.

To read more on the survey, click here, and check out the video below to learn about the sleep habits of the TODAY Show cast.