Are you a napper? It turns out, a lot of American adults are, even on the job. According to a new survey of 2-thousand U.S. adults, the average person gets insufficient sleep three days a week and that may be why 26% say they can’t get through the work week without a nap during work hours.
The poll also reveals:
- For 39% of respondents, they get three to four hours into a workday before they feel like taking a nap and 26% have even brought a pillow to their workplace.
- The desire for a nap strikes most commonly on a Wednesday.
- But it’s not just at work when adults feel like napping, 46% say naps before going out are essential to their social lives.
- About a third (34%) admit they’ve actually fallen asleep at an event because they didn’t get enough sleep the night before.
- The most common events people have missed because they were napping include a sports game (30%), meeting with friends (28%), a birthday party (28%), a family dinner (28%), a job interview (26%) and a wedding (24%).
- Nappers have also fallen asleep in some unusual places, including on public transportation (27%), the beach (25%), a movie theater (24%), a cafe or restaurant (24%), a doctor’s office (23%) or a museum or art gallery (22%).
- People are woken up from their nap twice a week on average, typically by a partner (36%) or a coworker (35%).
- The average nap lasts for 51 minutes, but maybe that’s not long enough because 45% of respondents say they frequently wake up after a nap feeling worse than they did before.
Source: SWNS Digital