This post is sponsored by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.
Today’s work environment is both demanding and competitive. So much so that it’s common, and sometimes expected, that work weeks edge into the 50 or 60 hour range. In the U.S. the average work week is 47 hours, and for salaried workers it’s 49. And almost 20% say they regularly exceed 60 hours. With the other demands on our time that come from family and general life, it’s become easy to carve out “extra time” from our sleep. But