The Sleep in America poll is the National Sleep Foundation’s premier annual review of current sleep topics. The poll was first conducted in 1991 and has been produced by Langer Research Associates since 2018.

Sleep in America® Poll 2021

National Sleep Foundation’s 2021 Sleep in America® Poll shows gaps between public sentiment and the effects of clock change. In the National Sleep Foundation’s national, random-sample survey, over 70 percent of those in Daylight Saving Time-observing states said time changes aren’t a problem for them in either direction.

Evidence has shown that changing the clock twice a year is detrimental to our circadian rhythm and overall health and safety.

Sleep in America® Poll 2020

The 2020 poll, administered alongside the Sleep Health Index, explored mood and coping with sleepiness. The poll found that Americans feel sleepy on average three times a week with impacts on activities, mood, and acuity.

Sleep in America® Poll 2019

The 2019 Poll found that good sleep heath is strongly related to sticking to a regular sleep schedule. Further, maintaining a consistent sleep schedule and feeling well-rested are related.

Sleep in America® Poll 2018

The 2018 poll finds that individuals with the healthiest sleep habits are far more likely than poor sleepers to rate themselves as effective at getting things done. And the public largely recognizes the link: About two-thirds also say that getting enough sleep makes them a more effective person.

Additional Polls

2015 Sleep and Pain

Summary of Findings | Questionnaire | Crosstabs

2014 Sleep in the Modern Family

Summary of Findings | Questionnaire

2013 International Bedroom Poll

Summary of Findings

2013 Exercise and Sleep

Summary of Findings | Questionnaire

2012 Transportation Workers’ Sleep

Summary of Findings

2012 Bedroom Poll

Summary of Findings

2011 Poll, Technology and Sleep

Summary of Findings | Questionnaire

2011 Bedroom Poll

Summary of Findings

2010 Sleep and Ethnicity

Summary of Findings

2009 Health and Safety

Summary of Findings | Questionnaire

2008 Sleep, Performance and the Workplace

Summary of Findings | Questionnaire

2007 Women and Sleep

Summary of Findings | Questionnaire

2006 Teens and Sleep

Summary of Findings | Questionnaire

2005 Adult Sleep Habits and Styles

Summary of Findings | Questionnaire | Sleep Segments

2004 Children and Sleep

Summary of Findings | Questionnaire

2003 Sleep and Aging

Summary of Findings | Questionnaire

2002 Adult Sleep Habits

Summary of Findings | Questionnaire