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Poll: 40% Of Americans Report Getting Less Than 7 Hours Of Sleep Per Night

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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – If getting more sleep is one of your New Year’s resolutions for 2014, you’re not alone.

A new poll from Gallup reveals that 40% of Americans get less than seven hours of shut-eye a night.

And while that hasn’t changed much from previous polls done over the last 20 years or so, Americans got much more sleep in the 1940s, when 84% reported getting at least seven hours.

Unsurprisingly, older Americans get the most rest. Sixty-seven-percent of those over 65 say they sleep more than seven hours a night.

Adults under 50, meanwhile, were the most likely to report needing more sleep.

Experts recommend between seven and nine hours of sleep per night for adults.

To see the poll results, click here.

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