A Scientific Case For Starting The Workday At 10 A.M.

December 15, 2014 6:51 PM

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Sleep deprivation has become a bigger and bigger problem in the U.S., with 40 percent of adults getting less than the recommended seven to nine hours per night, and one-third of U.S. workers getting six hours or less of sleep per night, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Long work hours and lengthy commutes may be partially blame, new research from the University of Pennsylvania finds.

The researchers analyzed the sleep habits of nearly 125,000 Americans over the age of 15, using eight years' worth of data from the American Time Use Surveys. They found that more than any other activity, people shorten their sleep time because they're working. Respondents who got less than seven ho...

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