Five Clusters of Sleep Patterns

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been diagnosed with at least one medical condition, you do not feel you have a sleep problem, and you are less likely than other groups to be at risk for any sleep disorder. People in this group are the most likely to be retired (51%) and, least likely to be employed (30%); two-thirds are female.


Dragging Duos


More than the other groups, the Dragging Duos are most likely to be partnered and employed, working more than 40 hours a week, and often doing job-related work within an hour of going to bed. As an early riser, you are nearly twice as likely as the other groups to get less sleep than you need to function at your best. More than one-third of Dragging Duos say they feel tired/fatigued at least three days each week. Duos often report that their partner has at least one symptom of insomnia. Sleep disorders have caused some problems in your relationship, including your intimate relationship, which has been affected because of sleepiness.


Overworked, Overweight and Over caffeinated

As an evening person or "owl" who is employed, you have the longest work week of all the groups, and you are least likely to work regular day shifts. You sleep less than other groups but nap more, with two-thirds napping often each week. You feel like you need fewer hours of sleep each night to function at your best compared to the other groups and you believe you get as much or more sleep than you need. Members of this group drink more caffeine than other groups. Seven in 10 frequently experience a symptom of insomnia. Your group has a higher representation of males, about one-half of the group isn’t partnered and the same amount would be classified as " obese."



Sleepless and Missin’ the Kissin’

Your group has the largest proportion of "owls" and people who think they have a sleep problem or a symptom of insomnia. You are the least likely to say you frequently get a good night's sleep. Nearly one-half of your group feels they are getting less sleep

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