Americans are sleeping more, working less

By WEEK Producer

June 20, 2014 Updated Jun 20, 2014 at 6:34 PM CDT

This may be hard to believe, but Americans are working less and sleeping more according to a new survey from the Labor Department.

Researchers say the recession and the increasing baby boomer population -- who are retiring in record numbers -- are contributing to these findings.

They surveyed more than 11,000 Americans and found they slept eight hours and 44 minutes each day on average.

Most did work-related activities for an average of three hours and 28 minutes a day.

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