Some Exhausting New Jersey Sleeping Stats
We would say that a new report on how much trouble New Jersey residents have sleeping might make you drowsy, but the statistics suggest most of you already are.
The results of this study are not exactly a surprise. We all know we're tired and we all know we don't get enough sleep, but some of the statistics are pretty eye opening. Do you see what I did right there?
Here are some of the numbers according to the Rutgers University Center for State Health Policy, reported at nj101.5.com.
About 2 million people, say they’ve had trouble sleeping at some point over the past week. That's about one third of adults.
31% of those surveyed say they’re dissatisfied with the amount of sleep they get.
16% say they are very dissatisfied with the amount of sleep they get.
35% of women complained about noise, and that noise is usually associated with snoring.
Young people are having a lot of trouble sleeping, with 53% of young adults (18 to 29) reporting sleep problems in the past month.
46% of adults living in a house with children reported sleep issues.
That's a lot of people in the Garden State going through their days being very tired. This info may go a long way to explain a lot about our mood, level of patience and short fuses here in New Jersey.
And here's another interesting, and maybe surprising, fact according to the report. Only 16% of those responding blame 'not having enough time to sleep" for their sleep issues, according to rutgers.edu. I would have thought that number would have been much higher.
So, the bottom line is if you live in New Jersey you can be guaranteed that if you have sleep issues, you will never be alone.
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