Daylight saving time starts in late March. The clocks spring ahead an hour, which means many will fall behind on their sleep. But being sleep-deprived is nothing new for many Americans.
Watch the video and answer the questions below.
1. How much sleep does John Hanford get a weeknight if he’s lucky?
2. And if he’s unlucky?
3. How does the woman being interview do to keep awake during the day?
4. What is the percentage of people who dream about their work?
5. How many of them often dream about work?
6. What might happen if one gets worried about not sleeping?
Daylight saving time starts this weekend. The clocks spring ahead an hour, which means many will fall behind on their sleep. But as Hena Daniels reports, being sleep-deprived is nothing new for many Americans.
John Hanford heads to work most days feeling a little tired.
How much sleep do you get on a weeknight?
I would say I get six hours a night if I’m lucky.
When you’re not lucky?
Four, sometimes even three.
Adults are supposed to get eight hours of sleep each night, but a new CareerBuilder survey finds only one-in-five workers actually reaches that goal. That means millions are working on too little sleep, and most say it has an impact on their job.
I mean, it’s definitely harder to concentrate when you feel tired or you’re constantly having coffee to stay awake.
In the survey, people say being tired makes them less productive and less motivated. It also affects their memory and makes them crabby.
Many people can’t escape work, even when they’re sleeping. 65% of people say they dream about work. One-in-ten say it happens often.
I’ll have nightmares that I forgot a deadline, or I have something that was due.
So, it’s a struggle.
Kevin Judge says being tired makes the day move slower.
You feel like the whole day is going by and you just, you can’t wait to get to sleep that night.
But worrying you’re not getting enough sleep can make things worse.
You get stressed about not sleeping and then it makes it harder to fall asleep.
Ironically, half of those surveyed said thinking about work keeps them up at night.
Hena Daniels, CBS News, New York.
1 six hours
2 three or four
3 she’s constantly having coffee
5 One in ten
6 They may find it harder to fall asleep.