November 26, 2006 2:18pm CST
People sleep more today or less than 1970?
• United States
5 Dec 06
They might have slept more but I wouldn't know. It would be nice to sleep more. I know I could use more sleep. Especially ever since mylot came along. I'm just kidding. I'm not on mylot all that long to lose sleep, I'm busy doing other things.
5 Dec 06
I suppose people now a days are missing on sleep. if we compare with people from 1970 we sleep less because the load of work has increased manifold. at that time there were nationalised sectors that supported majority of the population. but as the population grew, unemployment grew with it which forced our government to invite MNC's in our country. thus the work pressure increased alot and sleeplessness came into existence. because too much work pressure does not allow sleep to come in between its path!
1 Dec 06
Look what the Masters of Pediatrics say about this problem: Well, how common are these? About 20-30% of children and teens, but I dare say, with adults it's even more, and that affects children, too, and also household life. For example, the average American is now working four weeks longer than in 1970, commute time is one to two weeks of your total time per year, the household is being invaded by electronic media: TVs, computers, I-messages, internet, faxes, cellphones, beepers, it's just endless. Also, life is more exciting for most people after 6 or 7 p.m. You've got all these great shows on TV - I just heard about this new Black cable TV that's going to come on to challenge BET, I was very dismayed to hear it's going to be 24 hours. How many kids do you see watching TV and cable 24 hours, 8, 9, 10, 1 o'clock in the morning, etc. So there are a lot of things in our modern society that make sleep very, very difficult. So, if everybody is working longer, commute time is longer, and parents allegedly are spending equal time with their children, what has to give? Sleep. And that's part of the problem.