U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
American Time Use Survey
Charts by Topic: Sleep
Findings from the 2011 survey:
- On average, Americans age 15 and over slept 8.7 hours per day. However, individuals slept an hour more on weekend days
(9.4 hours) than on weekdays (8.5 hours).
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- Sleep times tended to decrease with age, but
increased again for those age 65 and over. (Data are from the 2011 survey).
Last Modified Date: November 16, 2012