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The 2015 Sleep in America™ poll finds that pain joins two related concerns – stress and poor health – as key correlates of shorter sleep durations and worse sleep quality. But there are paths to resolving the problem: The sleep gap narrows sharply among those who make sleep a priority.

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The 2014 Sleep in America™ poll finds that parents greatly value sleep both for their own health and well being but also for that that of their children. Parents can make a difference in their children's sleep habits by setting boundaries around electronics use, enforcing rules and setting a good example.

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The National Sleep Foundation's 2013 International Bedroom Poll is the first international public opinion poll to explore sleep differences among six countries:  the United States, Canada, Mexico, the United Kingdom, Germany, and Japan.  This poll found intriguing cultural...

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The 2013 Sleep in America™ poll finds that exercise greatly improves sleep, and that vigorous exercisers report the best sleep. Furthermore, less time sitting is strongly associated with better sleep and health.

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The people we trust to take us or our loved ones from place to place struggle with sleep, according to the National Sleep Foundation’s (NSF) 2012 Sleep in America® poll. It is the first poll to ask transportation professionals, including pilots, train operators, truck, bus, taxi and limo drivers about their sleep habits and work performance.

National Sleep Foundation Bedroom Poll

A comfortable bedroom is key to getting a good night's sleep, according to the results of the National Sleep Foundation's Bedroom Poll. This is the only National Sleep Foundation poll to ask how fundamental...

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The 2011 Sleep in America™ poll finds pervasive use of communications technology in the hour before bed, and that this seemed to be related to not getting good sleep. A significant number of Americans are not getting the sleep they say they need and are coping with naps and caffeine.

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National Sleep Foundation Bedroom Poll

A comfortable bedroom is key to getting a good night's sleep, according to the results of the National Sleep Foundation's Bedroom Poll. This is the only National Sleep Foundation poll to ask how fundamental...

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The 2010 Sleep in America™ poll finds that there are significant differences in the sleep habits and attitudes of Asians, Blacks/African-Americans, Hispanics and Whites. It is the first poll to examine sleep among these four ethnic groups. 
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The 2009 Sleep in America™ poll finds that almost one-third of Americans are losing sleep due to concerns about their personal finances and the U.S. economy. Furthermore, about one-third of Americans experience mood difficulties that impact their sleep and health. Although most Americans recognize the importance of sleep, many are not taking the correct actions to...

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The 2008 Sleep in America™ poll finds that prolonged work days may cause Americans to fall asleep or feel sleepy at work, drive drowsy and lose interest in sex. Americans are working more, and the resulting sleepiness is affecting their lives both at work and at home. 

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The 2007 Sleep in America™ poll finds that stressed out American women have no time for sleep, and that stay-at-home mothers are the most likely to sleep poorly. Women's lack of sleep affects almost every aspect of their lives, making them late for work, stressed out, too tired for sex...

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 The 2006 Sleep in America™ poll finds that American adolescentes (6th - 12th grade) are not getting the sleep they need, and this lack of sleep gets worse as they progress...

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The 2005 Sleep in America™ poll finds five clusters or "sleep personality" types. The commonalities are based on sleep habits and more than 40 other factors including age, marital status, gender, employment status, diagnosed medical conditions, how often one feels tired/fatigued/not up...

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The 2004 Sleep in America™ poll finds that children are getting less sleep than experts recommend and more than two-thirds of children experience frequent sleep problems. Children's poor sleep habits also take a toll on parents/...

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The 2003 Sleep in America™ poll finds that while some older adults are very healthy and have normal sleep patterns, frequent untreated sleep problems may be interfering...

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The 2002 Sleep in America™ poll finds that while many Americans enjoy the benefits of sufficient sleep, as many as 47 million adults may be putting themselves at risk for injury, health and behavior problems because they aren't meeting their minimum sleep need in order to be fully...

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