Overworked and overtired? Your problems are over

Marc Acito
Marc Acito

I've been in New York a month now -- being ambitious, networking, developing new projects, trying to sell existing ones -- so I decided it was time for a break. I deliberately didn't schedule anything for the whole weekend, thinking I could use it to catch up on some of the things I've neglected, like apartment repairs, exercise and Facebook.

Instead I slept 16 hours.

Apparently I'm not alone. According to a recent survey by the National Sleep Foundation, 6 out of 10 people don't get an adequate night's sleep. One in four reported being too tired to attend work or a family event, as well as being too wiped out to have sex at night. (On a related note, the study found that African-Americans both pray more before bed and have more sex once they're in it. Whether these two phenomena have anything to do with one another requires further study.)