Study: Americans Crave Sleep More than Sex

BananaStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- A new national survey reveals a good night’s sleep is more valued than sex.

A survey by the Better Sleep Council reveals 61 percent of Americans would rather get a good night of sleep than have sex. Seventy-nine percent of women say they prefer a good night’s sleep over sex.

The survey also finds nearly half of all Americans fall asleep somewhere other than their bed at least once a week, and 11 percent fall asleep somewhere other than their bed every day.

Seventy-seven percent of respondents admit they would give up something to get a better night’s sleep. Thirty-one percent say they would give watching TV, while 23 percent named computers and social media. Sixteen percent say they would give up exercise for a good night’s rest, while another 16 percent say they would give up church.

Copyright 2012 ABC News Radio

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