QuickStats: Percentage of Adults Aged ≥18 Years Who Sleep <7 Hours on Average in a 24-Hour Period, by Sex and Age Group

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Overall, 28.3% of men and 27.2% of women aged ≥18 years slept <7 hours on average within a 24-hour period.

Among persons aged 18–44 years, men (28.8%) were more likely to sleep <7 hours compared with women (25.6%).

Among adults aged 45–64 years, the percentage was similar for men (31.1%) and women (30.7%).

However, among those aged ≥65 years, women (25.5%) were more likely than men (22.6%) to sleep <7 hours.

Source: National Center for Health Statistics, National Health Interview Survey, 2020. https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nhis/index.htm


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Page last reviewed: March 11, 2022
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