Stats Speaking

This weekend marked the end of daylight saving time this year and granted students an extra hour of sleep. Statistics show that many people have trouble sleeping through the night, and that in some cases too much sleep is a factor in obesity. Here are more statistics on sleep:

Percentage of college students who wake up at least once during the night: 43

Percentage of obese people who sleep for nine hours or more: 26

Number of minutes it takes one-third of students to fall asleep: 30

Number of hours of sleep recommended each night for people aged 15 to 24: 8.4

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