Sleep Research

Sleep Issues Research from The Sleep Judge

Tumbling into a tangle of fresh linens and fluffy hotel pillows is a blissful moment beloved by many. But have you ever stopped to think about the germs you’re kicking up in the process? No matter how diligent you are in your research, the fact remains that hotels – and by association, Airbnb rentals – can be hotbeds for bacteria, particularly when it comes to frequently-used tactile items like light switches and television remotes. We surveyed over 1,000 Americans to learn more about their less-than-clean hotel and Airbnb experiences. Read More. 


People have long been skeptical of the eight-hour workday and the way the modern workweek is structured. Some research suggests our suspicions may indeed be founded on truth and that we are not currently operating at peak productivity (or happiness).To find out how the average U.S. worker feels about their current workload and work-life balance, as well as what the ideal work schedule looks like, we asked over 1,000 people to share their thoughts on their life as a member of the nation’s workforce. Read More. 


Once upon a time, naps were an integral part of a person’s day. Whether you liked it or not, there were dedicated afternoon hours during which you were expected to sleep to stay energized for the evening. Which jobs are leading the naptime revolution, and how many people are taking advantage of it? To find out, we polled over 1,000 people about whether they were allowed to sneak in a few extra zzz’s around the office, if those naps helped boost their productivity, and how you might be able to get in on the action. Read More. 


Sleep “experts” have long debated whether being an early bird or a night owl helps make a person more successful or productive throughout the day, and even if the saying suggests fortune favors the early risers, that opinion may not hold up. So how much does your sleep schedule affect the quality of your relationship? To find out, we polled over 1,000 people to learn more about their evening rituals and why they didn’t necessarily go to sleep together. Read More.


Cautious parents often tell their kids that “nothing good happens after midnight” and certainly for good reason. The FBI estimates that 1,247,321 violent crimes occurred in the United States, and it’s no secret that some criminals find their best opportunities in the dark. We examined more than 840,000 police incidents from 2017 across 10 major American cities to answer that question. Read More. 


Tim Cook rises at 3:45 a.m. Oprah Winfrey begins her day with Sufi teachings and meditation. By 5:30 a.m., Mark Wahlberg has already prayed, worked out, and eaten breakfast. For many of us mere mortals, celebrity morning routines are endlessly compelling: Can we enjoy some measure of their success by replicating their habits? We surveyed over 1,000 people to find out, comparing those with established morning habits to those who approached mornings more casually. Which practices correlate with increased earnings? Read More. 


The United States is the most overworked country in the developed world. Late nights working overtime, early morning meetings, and personal life and sleep sacrifices are a reality for most working Americans. But with a full-time job barely enough to financially get by, the stress that employees undergo can be taxing both physically and mentally. We surveyed around 1,000 employees, getting all the details about their work burnout. Read More.


Scientists may not have figured out exactly why we sleep, but we know one thing for sure: Sleep is fundamental to our survival. Humans spend 26 years sleeping, and yet, Americans are still not getting enough rest. What routines decrease people’s stress levels and maximize their zzz’s? We surveyed over 1,000 people about their nightly regimens to see how they de-stress after work and get ready for bed. Read More.


Traveling is supposed to be enjoyable – you’re leaving behind the stresses of everyday life to experience a new, exciting, and sometimes relaxing place. But no matter how often you travel, the journey to your destination can still be stressful. We surveyed over 980 people about their sleeping habits while flying, subsequent jet lag, and overall travel experiences. Read More.