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(CNSNews)   From the Department of Making Shiat Up to Meet a Deadline: On average, Americans spent about twice as many hours sleeping in 2013 as they did working   (cnsnews.com) divider line 50
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2014-06-19 11:09:46 AM  
We should work over 12 hours a day, every day, so that this never happens again.
 
vpb [TotalFark]
2014-06-19 11:18:30 AM  
What if they are doing both at the same time?  How do you count that?
 
2014-06-19 11:26:59 AM  
BS survey with the craziest math I've ever seen. First they are asking people 15 and up? Last time I checked not many 15-year-olds have full time jobs. Then they are asking ALL people, whether they work or not? And also people who only work 4 hours a day or less, and then coming out and saying "Survey says AMERICANS get twice as much sleep as work" WTF??? Ask people working FULL TIME how much sleep they get, or even ask students how much sleep they get. Even 15-year-olds who have no jobs aren't getting twice as much sleep as school. They are in school 6 hours a day and most get 6 hours of sleep or less, certainly not 12 hours of sleep. Whoever put this survey together needs to be shot in the cock.
 
2014-06-19 12:17:09 PM  
This is the dumbest statistic I've heard in a long time. And I routinely visit the Sports tab, so that's saying something.
 
2014-06-19 12:44:48 PM  
As reported by CNS News.

CNS News, almost as truthy as The Daily Mail!

/Funny, just this morning as I started work at 6:00 I calculated my work:sleep time. I generally work 1.5x as much as I sleep (more in the summer, less in the winter).
 
2014-06-19 01:05:23 PM  
That's nothing. Did you know that 40% of sick days are taken on either Monday or Friday?
 
2014-06-19 01:11:45 PM  
GOOD. Because if I can't sleep, I can't work. And for what you people paying me, I'm not losing any sleep over this job, either.
 
2014-06-19 01:26:41 PM  
"CNS Whargarbll does NOT accept GOVERNMENT MONEY like NPR or ACORN."
 
2014-06-19 01:26:58 PM  
What's more outrageous is that 40% of all sick days are taken on Mondays and Fridays!
 
2014-06-19 01:28:37 PM  
What if you only sleep 4 hours? Does that mean I only work 2?!

/don't tell my boss
 
2014-06-19 01:31:11 PM  
Stupid lazy poors, bringing our average down by not being employed.

cnsnews.com

Get a job, you bum!
 
2014-06-19 01:31:17 PM  
So what about all the studies that say we aren't getting enough sleep as the recommended 7-8 hours per night. If both are true we are working an average of less than 4 hours a day.
 
2014-06-19 01:32:11 PM  
Oh CNSNews?  Let me put on my special sunglasses to read this article

www.bloodygoodhorror.com
 
2014-06-19 01:32:56 PM  
OK, so Americans work ~50 hours a week on average.  So, the headline would imply that people sleep 100 hours per week, or 100/7 = 14.3 hours per day.

Do you sleep around 14.3 hours per day?
 
2014-06-19 01:33:21 PM  

sendtodave: Stupid lazy poors, bringing our average down by not being employed.

[cnsnews.com image 220x166]

Get a job, you bum!


What a Government teat-sucking welfare queen might look like.

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2014-06-19 01:33:43 PM  
That WOULD explain all the people in Wal-Mart in their pajamas at 4 in the afternoon.
 
2014-06-19 01:35:11 PM  
Does that mean this should be a standard? I'm perfectly willing to lseep 80 hours a week to abide the law.
 
2014-06-19 01:36:51 PM  
It's a BS survey, but I do sleep 6 hours a night and work 9 a day. So for everyone else that is doing this lifestyle, maybe we help keep that number under 25 hours of sleep a day.
 
2014-06-19 01:37:33 PM  
define "work"?
considering how many people spend most of their day goofing off online... I believe it.
 
2014-06-19 01:41:08 PM  

Crass and Jaded Mother Farker: That WOULD explain all the people in Wal-Mart in their pajamas at 4 in the afternoon.


www.cinematheia.com

I find myself being above the average mentioned.
 
2014-06-19 01:41:54 PM  

Walker: BS survey with the craziest math I've ever seen. First they are asking people 15 and up? Last time I checked not many 15-year-olds have full time jobs. Then they are asking ALL people, whether they work or not? And also people who only work 4 hours a day or less, and then coming out and saying "Survey says AMERICANS get twice as much sleep as work" WTF??? Ask people working FULL TIME how much sleep they get, or even ask students how much sleep they get. Even 15-year-olds who have no jobs aren't getting twice as much sleep as school. They are in school 6 hours a day and most get 6 hours of sleep or less, certainly not 12 hours of sleep. Whoever put this survey together needs to be shot in the cock.


There are a lot of housewives that have to do some sleeping after watching Ellen D..  A lot of sleeping has to happen so that they dont have enough time to make dinner and have it ready when Hubby gets some.  Then they can biatch about how hubby cant do her job.  Yes, the one she pays someone else less than minimum wage to babysit and do the same job.

So yeah, 1/3 of the population sleeping 12 hours a day does skew the average.
 
2014-06-19 01:42:18 PM  
Two minutes on Google found the right numbers. Americans sleep an average of 8.5 hrs a day and work an average of roughly 41 hrs a week. That gives us

129.27 days sleeping a year
149.65 days working a year
 
2014-06-19 01:42:55 PM  
56.48% of statistics are made up. That being said, I WISH I got 8.48 hours of sleep each night. Lucky to get 6.
 
2014-06-19 01:42:57 PM  
TFA: "Those who were not employed or who were 25 years and older and had dropped out of school before earning a high school degree were the Americans who managed to devote the most time, on average, to what the BLS calls "sports and leisure activities."
*gaps* You don't say......
 
2014-06-19 01:43:19 PM  
I'm at work for 8 hours but most of that is spent on Fark.

Does that mean I Fark more than I sleep??
 
2014-06-19 01:43:35 PM  
Not nearly enough sleeping and too much working if you ask me.

Alas, it's more drugs and coffee. Oh, and a new prescription since I've made myself sad.
 
2014-06-19 01:43:46 PM  
Holy shiat, it's been a long time since I saw statistical analysis done so poorly.

"Americans who aren't employed spend 71% more time in leisure and sports activities than full time workers"

Seriously???  Wow, next you'll be telling us that night time recieves 100% less direct sunlight than daytime!  And that things with water on them are 100% wetter than things without water on them!

What a steaming pile of manure.
 
2014-06-19 01:48:08 PM  
Nutsac_Jim:
There are a lot of housewives that blah blah sexist bullshiat

You sound old.  And like a dick.  Don't be a dick.
 
2014-06-19 01:48:56 PM  

To The Escape Zeppelin!: Two minutes on Google found the right numbers. Americans sleep an average of 8.5 hrs a day and work an average of roughly 41 hrs a week. That gives us

129.27 days sleeping a year
149.65 days working a year


How is 59.5 hours per week less than 41 hours per week?
 
2014-06-19 01:50:04 PM  

Priapetic: Holy shiat, it's been a long time since I saw statistical analysis done so poorly.

"Americans who aren't employed spend 71% more time in leisure and sports activities than full time workers"

Seriously???  Wow, next you'll be telling us that night time recieves 100% less direct sunlight than daytime!  And that things with water on them are 100% wetter than things without water on them!

What a steaming pile of manure.


I like the spin.

Being unemployed = being at leisure.
 
2014-06-19 01:50:19 PM  
1: "On average, Americans spent about twice as many hours sleeping on weekdays in 2013 as they did working"
Total ratio: 2 to 1.

2: "Among Americans who do work on weekdays--which is approximately half the civilian population that is 15 and older--hours of sleep and work are approximately equal."
50% of which is 1 to 1.

Doesn't that mean the other 50% has to have a ratio of 3 to 1 for the whole thing to balance? Meaning they sleep 3 hours for every hour they work? Or, for perspective, for every 8-hour work day they sleep for a full 24 hours?

Thanks, Obama.
 
2014-06-19 01:51:00 PM  
I'm pretty average, then. I limit myself to 4 hours a work a day.  I have no idea why people treat work as an end in itself.
 
2014-06-19 01:52:26 PM  
Fark, I wish I slept that well.  I change my mind on that super power thing a few threads down.  I want to be able to sleep at will and wake up after at least 6 consecutive hours of sound sleep.
 
2014-06-19 01:52:34 PM  

To The Escape Zeppelin!: Two minutes on Google found the right numbers. Americans sleep an average of 8.5 hrs a day and work an average of roughly 41 hrs a week. That gives us

129.27 days sleeping a year
149.65 days working a year


Your sleep figure matches the BLS number.
And as soon as you adjust that work figure to take into consideration the labor force participation rate, the unemployment rate, and the institutional rate, you will have the correct figure for work as well. Or you could just use the figures the BLS has given in the article.
 
2014-06-19 01:53:11 PM  

sendtodave: To The Escape Zeppelin!: Two minutes on Google found the right numbers. Americans sleep an average of 8.5 hrs a day and work an average of roughly 41 hrs a week. That gives us

129.27 days sleeping a year
149.65 days working a year

How is 59.5 hours per week less than 41 hours per week?


The people in this study don't sleep on weekends
 
2014-06-19 02:00:03 PM  

LeroyBourne: Fark, I wish I slept that well.  I change my mind on that super power thing a few threads down.  I want to be able to sleep at will and wake up after at least 6 consecutive hours of sound sleep.


I sleep enough. I get sick if I don't. But six hours consecutively--ha. Never happening.
Anyway, maybe this will help you sleep better: The Myth of the 8-hour sleep

What my nights may look like:

news.bbcimg.co.uk
/except I'm alone in bed
//and I usually read
 
2014-06-19 02:05:44 PM  

pkellmey: It's a BS survey, but I do sleep 6 hours a night and work 9 a day. So for everyone else that is doing this lifestyle, maybe we help keep that number under 25 hours of sleep a day.


Hey, that's my schedule, too!
 
2014-06-19 02:06:38 PM  
The only thing that's certain in this economy is sleep deprivation and taxes
 
2014-06-19 02:08:01 PM  

LeroyBourne: Fark, I wish I slept that well.  I change my mind on that super power thing a few threads down.  I want to be able to sleep at will and wake up after at least 6 consecutive hours of sound sleep.


Apparently I have your desired superpower. I am sorry. I would let you borrow it if I could.
 
2014-06-19 02:14:38 PM  
DNRTFA, but I'm going to assume that "working" and "being at work" are considered two different things. It's really the only way that the math works out.

/At least for me.
 
2014-06-19 02:14:38 PM  

cryinoutloud: LeroyBourne: Fark, I wish I slept that well.  I change my mind on that super power thing a few threads down.  I want to be able to sleep at will and wake up after at least 6 consecutive hours of sound sleep.

I sleep enough. I get sick if I don't. But six hours consecutively--ha. Never happening.
Anyway, maybe this will help you sleep better: The Myth of the 8-hour sleep

What my nights may look like:

[news.bbcimg.co.uk image 464x261]
/except I'm alone in bed
//and I usually read


I work funny hours, so even on my days off I'm up at 3:30am.  From there til 8 or 9 is this weird slipping in and out of dream sequences that I have no idea if or how much sleep I got from then to til I decide to get up.  I think I need a new bed, I know that will help.
 
2014-06-19 02:17:00 PM  

LeroyBourne: cryinoutloud: LeroyBourne: Fark, I wish I slept that well.  I change my mind on that super power thing a few threads down.  I want to be able to sleep at will and wake up after at least 6 consecutive hours of sound sleep.

I sleep enough. I get sick if I don't. But six hours consecutively--ha. Never happening.
Anyway, maybe this will help you sleep better: The Myth of the 8-hour sleep

What my nights may look like:

[news.bbcimg.co.uk image 464x261]
/except I'm alone in bed
//and I usually read

I work funny hours, so even on my days off I'm up at 3:30am.  From there til 8 or 9 is this weird slipping in and out of dream sequences that I have no idea if or how much sleep I got from then to til I decide to get up.  I think I need a new bed, I know that will help.


This sounds similar to what I just went through. I bought a new bed and I slept extremely well for six months before it went back to the old pattern again.
 
2014-06-19 02:27:49 PM  
It's because of all the layoffs.
*Didn't RTFA.
**Please hire me.
 
2014-06-19 02:28:21 PM  

Delta1212: LeroyBourne: Fark, I wish I slept that well.  I change my mind on that super power thing a few threads down.  I want to be able to sleep at will and wake up after at least 6 consecutive hours of sound sleep.

Apparently I have your desired superpower. I am sorry. I would let you borrow it if I could.


My 2 y/o niece has it too.  She'll be playing in a room full of adults talking, tv going, and she'll go 'ok, i'm out', plop, right there on the floor.  I'm the only one in the room that sees her powers.
 
2014-06-19 03:10:29 PM  

Walker: Whoever put this survey together needs to be shot in the cock.


I marked this post as "smart"... mostly because of this.
 
2014-06-19 03:23:54 PM  

sendtodave: Priapetic: Holy shiat, it's been a long time since I saw statistical analysis done so poorly.

"Americans who aren't employed spend 71% more time in leisure and sports activities than full time workers"

Seriously???  Wow, next you'll be telling us that night time recieves 100% less direct sunlight than daytime!  And that things with water on them are 100% wetter than things without water on them!

What a steaming pile of manure.

I like the spin.

Being unemployed = being at leisure.


If you're hanging out, watching tv, reading, what else would you call it? Now if you're looking for a job, mowing the lawn, cleaning the house, etc, that's not leisure. Simply being unemployed doesn't mean you're at leisure all the time, but it does give you a lot more time to do those sort of things.
 
2014-06-19 03:24:05 PM  

hardinparamedic: sendtodave: Stupid lazy poors, bringing our average down by not being employed.

[cnsnews.com image 220x166]

Get a job, you bum!

What a Government teat-sucking welfare queen might look like.

[upload.wikimedia.org image 514x372]


Weak, very weak. I prefer this
Government teat-sucking welfare queen.
i1280.photobucket.com
 
2014-06-19 08:08:17 PM  

Cyclometh: That's nothing. Did you know that 40% of sick days are taken on either Monday or Friday?


That's assuming an even distribution over the 5 standard workdays.

In reality, it's probably way higher than that due to people using sick time to create 3 and 4 day weekends.
 
2014-06-20 02:30:22 AM  

gnosis301: We should work over 12 hours a day, every day, so that this never happens again.


I live the "12+ hours per day" life... It sucks.
 
2014-06-20 07:38:41 AM  

lordargent: Cyclometh: That's nothing. Did you know that 40% of sick days are taken on either Monday or Friday?

That's assuming an even distribution over the 5 standard workdays.

In reality, it's probably way higher than that due to people using sick time to create 3 and 4 day weekends.


dilbert.com
 
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