You’ve probably heard someone say, “Just imagine all the stuff I could get done if I didn’t have to sleep.”
A new poll asked more than 6,000 Americans: “If you could eliminate your own need for sleep, would you do it?”
49% said NO, they wouldn’t bother, 30% said yes, they’d still sleep, and 21% aren’t sure. Maybe they just need to sleep on it.
For what it’s worth, men are FAR more likely to continue sleeping than women (37% vs. 23%), but the biggest disparity is a person’s AGE.
The youngest people surveyed, between 18 and 29, were much more likely to continue sleeping, 39% would.
As people age, they’re more willing to give up sleep, to the point where just 17% of those 65 and older would continue sleeping if their bodies didn’t need it. Maybe they’re thinking, “I’ll sleep when I’m dead.”