Are you willing to give up some of your sleep time to make room for work and family? According to statistics Canada, many of us do. Sleep experts say the numbers show Canadians don’t take their sleep seriously, and don’t realize how much lack of sleep can hurt health and productivity.
On average women sleep about 10 minutes longer than men. But they report having a harder time getting to sleep and staying asleep.
On the work front, both the number of hours you work and your salary are linked to less sleep. People who worked for more than nine hours slept 26 fewer minutes than those who worked seven to nine hours. Workers who earned more than $60,000 a year slept 14 fewer minutes than those making less.
Getting to that job can also undermine your sleep. People with commutes that lasted an hour or more slept about 22 minutes less than those with a commute of less than 30 minutes. Don’t let that shuteye deficit build. Make sleeping your full eight hours a priority.