Rich People Get More Sleep on Average: Study

August 3, 2020

Most adults know the benefits of getting enough sleep every night, but the balance of work and life can often cause people to sleep way less than the recommended amount.

According to the American Sleep Association, the average adult should be getting seven to eight hours of sleep each night. Now, there may be another reason for adults to try to sleep more, as a new study revealed rich people get more sleep on average than individuals living near or under the poverty line.

The survey, done by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, asked nearly 140,000 adults in the United States about their sleep habits, and found that those who made more money, were more likely to get a full night’s rest, reports CNN.

According to the research, 55% of respondents living below the poverty threshold received seven to eight hours of sleep per night, while 66.6% of adults making 400% above the poverty threshold got the recommended amount of sleep.

There are many reasons people making less are getting less sleep, but according to Lindsey Black, an epidemiologist at the CDC, “Sleep affects many aspects of well-being and quality of life for people of all ages.”

While sleeping more may not make someone rich, maybe the extra sleep will motivate some to get to that level.

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