What Would You Give Up for a Good Night’s Sleep?

Americans would give up quite a lot for a full, uninterrupted eight hours of quality sleep, according to the results of a new survey from Swedish alarm clock application Sleep Cycle.

Social media would be first to go (27 percent).

This is followed by:

  • Chocolate — 21 percent
  • Streaming services or cable TV — 13 percent
  • Sex — 11 percent
  • Their fitness routine — 10 percent

A minority of Americans would even be willing to give up their job (eight percent), spouse (seven percent), pet (seven percent) or kids (five percent). In all, almost three-quarters of Americans (73 percent) would be willing to give up something.

More than half of Americans (59 percent) would give up their favorite food if it made them sleep poorly. Just as many (59 percent) have lied in order to sneak additional sleep time.

And more than a third (35 percent) have feigned illness for the sake of a good lie-in. Lastly, 12 percent have put off sex by claiming a headache to get to bed earlier.

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