Why are so many people sleep deprived now, than say in the 1950s?

whats caused the spike in sleep deprivation?

Also does anyone know when this spike in sleep deprivation rates began?

Thanks:)

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  • 3 years ago
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    Part of the reason is: In the 1950's they didn't have the internet, television stations were not 24 hours a day, most stores were not 24 hours a day and closed early, no way to watch or record things on tv (recorded tv shows, movies, etc...), driving at night was genuinely dangerous as they didn't have as powerful car lights also less street lights and many roads not properly paved and little to no painted lines on the road, most radio channels were not 24 hours a day...etc...etc... Pretty much there was nothing to do at night, it was safer to stay at home, so people were not distracted from going to sleep.

  • Mog
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    3 years ago

    I would argue that more people are experiencing serious, prolonged stress nowadays than in the past.

  • Anonymous
    3 years ago

    Because there are SO many more interesting things to do now. Just not enough time to do everything you want to, so the only thing to give up is sleeping. If all of a sudden the world had no electricity, people would be sleeping 16 hours a day.

  • 3 years ago

    internet, iphones

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  • Anonymous
    3 years ago

    Do you just make stuff up? I mean, do you have any basis at all other than that you just made it up for saying people are more sleep deprived now?

  • Anonymous
    3 years ago

    Too much screen viewing.

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