Single mothers top the list of most sleep-deprived Americans
The CDC identifies sleep deprivation as a significant health-related concern, as those not well rested are at greater risk of developing a number of serious medical conditions.
That agency and the National Center For Health Statistics recently conducted a study to determine how much shut-eye the nation is getting.
They found single mothers living with children under 18 are the most sleep-starved people in America.
More than half of that group reported often feeling anything but peppy upon waking.
Nearly 44% said they get less than 7 hours of sleep per night, the minimum suggested amount.
In comparison, 37.5% of single fathers who share a home with their young ones admitted to not meeting the lower threshold of recommended rest either.
By comparison, for adults living in two-parent households, lack of a good night's sleep was an issue among 32.7% of respondents.
The people getting the most shut-eye are single grown ups with no children.
Only 31% of them fail to hit the prescribed mark.
Information used in compiling the numbers was taken from the National Health Interview Survey.