Nearly One-Third of Americans Sleep Fewer Than Six Hours Per Night (Smithsonian Magazine)

Smithsonian Magazine highlighted research by Jennifer Ailshire of the USC Leonard Davis School about the increase in inadequate sleep among Americans. “Poor sleep is a canary in the coal mine – we will see worse health outcomes as a result,” she said. Ailshire found that 28.6 percent of respondents self-reported inadequate sleep in 2004, compared to 32.9 percent in 2017. The study also showed that African-Americans and Hispanics have a more severe sleep surfeit.