The Sleep Thief

It’s not the holiday stress or your partner’s snoring, nor is it your children. Who is stealing that precious sleep we all yearn for?

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Researchers recently asked over 120,000 Americans how they spent their time, and those that got 6 hours or less of sleep, were also those that worked *more* on average per week, than those who slept between 6 and 11 hours per day.  People who worked multiple jobs were 61% more likely to sleep less than 6 hours per night.

If you have time off from work this week, try to steal some of that sleep back. If you *are* working this week, take a moment and watch this video. Dancing frogs, toupee monkeys and tree-hugging koalas? It won’t help you sleep, but it should make you smile.

And if that doesn’t make you smile, just think–less than 3 months until the Maine Science Festival!