The Rest of the Story: Americans Grabbing More Pillow Time

July 01, 2016

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  • Peter Reese

Each year, the U.S. Labor Department releases data from their American Time Use Survey, breaking down work, play and rest activities.  The updated report shows that leisure activity dropped by 5 minutes a day from 2014 to 2015 while working and commuting notched down by four minutes.  The big winner?  We’re sleeping 8 hours and 50 minutes a day, 13 minutes more than a decade ago.  Active Junky appreciates hitting the snooze button as much as anyone, but we’re working to up the average for recreational activity.  After recovering from some great barbecue on the 4th, that is.

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