Sleepy Connected Americans
The National Sleep Foundation's (NSF) 2011 Sleep in America® poll finds pervasive use of communications technology in the hour before bed. It also finds that a significant number of Americans aren't getting the sleep they say they need and are searching for ways to cope.
Many Americans report dissatisfaction with their sleep during the week.
Communications technology use before sleep is pervasive.
Interestingly, cell phones were sometimes a sleep disturbance. About in one in ten (9%)of generation Z'ers (13-18 year olds) say that they are awakened after they go to bed every night or almost every night by a phone call, text message or email.
Baby boomers are less sleepy than generations Y and Z.
Coping with sleepiness through caffeine and naps.
Sleepiness also played a factor in safe driving practices. Half of generation Y'ers (50%) say they drove while drowsy at least once in the past month. More than a third of generation X'ers (40%) and approximately a third of generation Z'ers (30%) and baby boomers (28%) also say so.