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Odder  ·  1674 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: How Young Adults Spend Their Time: 2004 vs 2014


    In 2014, Americans in their 20s reported sleeping 556 minutes per day, up from 545 in 2004.

I would have guessed I was on the other side of average at 8 hours per night. I've heard so much growing up about the necessity of proper sleep, as if not getting enough sleep was a societal problem almost on par with the obesity epidemic. I actually thought that I slept too much. Most adults in my family sleep somewhere between 5-6 hours, I think.

Also,I'm glad to see the length of time spent "travelling" has gone down, presumably from people opting for shorter commutes. I still can't Imagine losing an hour of every day to commuting, though. That's two weeks of your life out of every year.

drspinderwalf  ·  1674 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I think that my current work commute (totalling almost 1.5 hours each day) is one of the larger stressors in my current lifestyle. The commute isn't bad, just long. My work has been talking about moving for some time now so I've been stuck with an inability to move apartment.

goobster  ·  1674 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Just interviewed for a new job yesterday (prospects look REALLY good! I nailed it!), which makes $10k less a year, but is 10 minutes from home, rather than 50-90 minutes from home.

That's a tradeoff I am happy to make!

drspinderwalf  ·  1673 days ago  ·  link  ·  

That's great! I've been looking for a while (the commute isn't the only pain point at this place) but I've yet to find luck... I'm keeping my eye open.