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Release date: October 10, 2018
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Ready, set, snooze!

How much do Canadians sleep?

  • Less than 6 hours: 7%
  • 6–8 hours: 31%
  • 8+ hours: 62%

Sleeping longer and work-life balance go hand-in-hand

Proportion of workers who reported "very satisfied" or "satisfied" with work-life balance
  Less than 6 hours 6 hours or more
Women  63% 74%
Men 66% 75%

Do people who sleep less report more stressful days?

Stress levels in relation to amount of sleep
  Less than 6 hours 6 hours or more
Not at all or not very stressful 27% 32%
Quite a bit or extremely stressful 33% 20%

Canadians who sleep more report better mental health

Proportion who reported "excellent" or "very good" self-rated mental health
  Less than 6 hours 6 hours or more
Women  44%  56%
Men 57% 59%

Sleeping less to do more

Over half of Canadians are willing to cut back on their sleep to accomplish more in their day

  • Women: 55%
  • Men: 57%

Note: This data is for Canadians 25 to 54 years of age.
"Sleep" includes sleeping, napping, resting, relaxing, and time spent sick in bed.
"Workers" include respondents who reported their main activity as working at a paid job or business in the last 12 months.

Source: General Social Survey (Time Use), 2015.

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