Sleep In America Polls

2013 International Bedroom Poll

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 differences in sleep. For many people, creating a comfortable bedroom environment and a relaxing bedtime routine can contribute to a good night's sleep. Learn more about our poll results below.

2012 Bedroom Poll

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 elements of the bedroom contribute to sleep.

2013 Exercise and Sleep

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.

2012 Transportation Workers’ Sleep

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.

2011 Bedroom Poll

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 elements of the bedroom contribute to sleep.

2011 Poll, Technology and Sleep

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.

2010 Sleep and Ethnicity

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.

2002 Adult Sleep Habits

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 alert the next day. People in this army of the walking tired are more likely to sit and seethe in traffic jams, quarrel with other people, or overeat, according to the findings.

2003 Sleep and Aging

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 with the ability of many others to cope with chronic medical conditions.

2004 Children and Sleep

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/caregivers, some of whom lose an estimated 200 hours of sleep a year due to their child's nighttime awakenings.

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