Many people seem to have problems getting sufficient sleep, there are plenty of articles published regularly that explain the modern, 24/7 lifestyle as being inappropriate for getting a decent night’s rest. The most ‘popular’ effects are usually bad driving, cognitive impairment, over-eating, and other unwelcome and unhealthy general bad stuff that you’d prefer not to have.
I put the above as lazy journalism and was wondering what the Straight Dope of being sleep-deprived is. Are there commonalities that have escaped the wider public because those who suffer from them are too forgetful or just too tired to answer to the poll? Rather than looking for generic risks of not getting enough shut-eye, I’m wondering if those who don’t sleep as much as they need have some common traits in their lives which a simple poll wouldn’t uncover.
For example; those who are sleep-deprived pay more for their car insurance, are generally more likely to be professionals, are more likely to be members of the NRA, are less likely to be out of work, are more likely to be serial monogamists, prefer Japanese cars, have newer phones, older friends, and are more/less comfortable with online surveys? Could sleep issues only occur when sharing a bed? Do you benefit from having your own bed, with a temperature and lack of/abundance of light that cannot be continued with a partner who has his/her own sleep issues?
Poll is for those who are/have been affected by a lack of sleep so as to be detrimental to their day-to-day lives.