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Tired? You are not the only one…

Generation Zers (13-18 year olds)

  • 61% of generation Z’ers are getting less than the recommended 8 hours of sleep for their age group
  • Generation Z’ers are heavy users of technology in the hour before trying to go to sleep
  • 72% use cell phones, 64% use electronic music devices and 60% use computers or laptops  in the hour before trying to go to sleep
  • 56% text either every night or almost every night in the hour before trying to go to sleep
  • 28% sleep with their cell phone ringers on in their bedrooms

 Generation Y’ers (19-29 year olds)

  • 51% rarely or never get a good night’s sleep on weekdays
  • 67% say they wake up feeling un-refreshed at least a few nights a week
  • 66% say they have driven drowsy
  • 52% nap on weekdays and drink on average 2.7 caffeine beverages a day
  • 67% use cell phones, 43% use electronic music devices, 60% use laptops or computers, and 18% use video consoles in the hour before trying to go to sleep
  • 42% text every night or almost every night in the hour before trying to go to sleep
  • 38% say they sleep with their cell phone ringers on in their bedrooms

Generation X’ers (30-45 years old)

  • 43% rarely or never get a good night’s sleep on weekdays
  • 65% say they wake up feeling un-refreshed at least a few nights a week
  • 57% say they have driven drowsy
  • 38% nap on weekdays and drink on average 2.7 caffeine beverages a day
  • 61% use technology (mostly television) in the hour before trying to go to sleep
  • 22% say they sleep with their cell phone ringers on in their bedrooms

Baby Boomers (46-64 years old)

  • 38% rarely or never get a good night’s sleep on weekdays
  • 65% say they wake up feeling un-refreshed at least a few nights a week
  • 44% say they have driven drowsy
  • 41% nap on weekdays and drink on average 2.7 caffeine beverages a day
  • 62% use technology (mostly television) in the hour before trying to go to sleep
  • 12% say they sleep with their cell phone ringers on in their bedrooms

References

National Sleep Foundation. (2011, March 7). Sleepy connected Americans.  Retrieved March 19, 2014.

National Sleep Foundation, Summary of Findings. (2011, March 7). Retrieved March 19, 2014.