Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania have identified behaviors associated with getting less sleep. About 40 percent of adults in the U.S. get less than seven hours of sleep each weeknight, and 15 percent get less than six.
Some of the traits that attributed to lack of sleep included employees with longer commutes, those who started their activities earlier in the morning, and those that held two or more jobs.
These findings point to possible interventions, which could target and help prevent such behaviors. The study was published in the journal Sleep and relied on data from the American Time Use Survey.
For more information, read the press release from the University of Pennsylvania.