Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Earn more, sleep less: StatsCan study

OTTAWA – A new study has found women get more sleep than men, but they also have a tougher time getting to sleep and staying asleep.

The Statistics Canada study also found Canadians earning $60,000 or more a year slept 40 minutes less on any given day in 2005 than someone who made $20,000.

It says high-income Canadians tend to dedicate more time to their paid work, spend less time with their children and less time engaged in leisure activities – so their lifestyle affects their sleep patterns.

The study asked more than 19,500 respondents aged 15 and over to complete a detailed record of the time they spent on all activities on a given day, including the time they fell asleep and awoke.

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