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Down Time, Time Off, and Time Away

7 to 8 Average number of hours most adults need nightly
<6 Average number of sleep hours Americans get
<7 Average number of sleep hours Brits get
Sundays The night most people have trouble falling asleep
30% Percent of decrease in rates of heart attack for men who take annual vacations
50% decrease in rates of heart attack for women who take annual vacations
25% Americans who take no vacation time (31% of low‐wage earners)
138 Number of countries where people take more vacation time than Americans
$34.3 billion Amount in earned vacation time that Americans forfeited in 2011

Sources: Mayo Clinic, CDC’s National Health Interview survey, Harvard’s Corporate Sleep Health Summit, Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, US News, CNN, Money, Emily Furda, Fitness.

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