In November, “The Today Show” on NBC launched a weeklong “Snooze or Lose” series with a commissioned survey about sleep.
Some of the results from that survey:
■ 72% of adults agree sleep is one of the great pleasures of life.
■ 65% of women prefer a good night’s sleep over sex.
■ 46% of adults over age 18 say they don’t get enough sleep, with 58% of women falling short of their ideal goal of just over eight hours of sleep a night.
■ 33% of 18- to 34-year-olds believe to get ahead in their careers, they must survive on less sleep; while 19% of 35- to 54-year-olds and only 6% of the 55+ crowd think this.
■ 64% of 18- to 34-year-olds, 49% of 35- to 54-year-olds, and 35% of those 55+ agree that being able to survive on less sleep would be an advantage.
■ 32% of 18- to 34-year-olds say work makes them fret throughout the night.
■ 31% say their children cause sleepless nights.
The survey also looked at technology and sleep partners as sources of other sleep disturbances.