Richer People Feel More Well-Rested


Three in 10 Americans on average (29%) said they did not feel well-rested “yesterday,” according to Gallup-Healthways data from 2008 and 2009. The remaining 70% reported feeling well-rested the day before the survey.

Income, Age, Gender, and Presence of Children Make a Difference

The lowest income Americans, those aged 49 and younger, women, and those with children under the age of 18 in the household are among the groups most likely to say they were not well-rested yesterday — with one-third or more in each group saying so.

Americans aged 50 and older, those with the highest incomes, men, and those without children in the household are among those least likely to report not having felt well-rested — with each group coming in at or under the national average of 29%.

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