Results for - Alternate Sleeping Patterns

1,772 voters participated in this survey

Our society revolves around a monophasic sleeping pattern. This however isn't the only sleeping pattern available.

1. A monophasic sleeping pattern requires that you sleep once a day for at least 7.5 hours. Do you follow this sleeping pattern?

Yes
48%
857 votes
No
52%
915 votes

2. A successful monophasic pattern requires you to do certain things in order to get a good night's sleep. Which one of these things do you do? (Please select all that apply)

Sleep and awake up at about (give or take 15 minutes) the same time everyday.
32%
564 votes
Keep a sleeping journal in order to record your habits and dreams.
3%
55 votes
Sleep at least 7.5 hours a night.
28%
504 votes
Get as little artificial light (especially before it's time to sleep) as possible.
14%
243 votes
Avoid caffeine
27%
472 votes
Avoid alcohol
20%
355 votes
Avoid eating 2 hours before you sleep
16%
288 votes
None
29%
521 votes

3. An average adult requires at least 7.5 hours of sleep a night in order to function properly the following day. On average, how many hours of sleep do you get a night?

Less than 5 hours
10%
181 votes
5 hours
11%
198 votes
6 hours
22%
398 votes
7 hours
27%
485 votes
8 hours
20%
349 votes
9 hours
5%
94 votes
10 hours
1%
24 votes
More than 10 hours
2%
43 votes

4. If you don't get the required 7.5 hours of sleep a night, what stops you from doing so? (Please select all that apply)

Family
13%
223 votes
Friends
4%
76 votes
Electronics (TV, phone, etc.)
14%
244 votes
Busy schedule
16%
280 votes
Work
12%
212 votes
Stress
33%
588 votes
Other
21%
367 votes
I do get the required 7.5 hours of sleep or more a night
27%
474 votes

5. Do you sleep in on the weekends?

Yes
45%
789 votes
No
55%
983 votes

6. On average, how many extra hours of sleep do you get on the weekends?

1 hour
18%
317 votes
2 hours
20%
353 votes
3 hours
8%
144 votes
4 hours
5%
82 votes
More than 4 hours
6%
107 votes
I don't sleep in on the weekends
43%
769 votes

7. When do you think you get a better night's sleep?

Weekdays
8%
134 votes
Weekends
31%
548 votes
There is no difference
62%
1,090 votes

8. Are you aware of any alternative sleeping patterns?

Yes
22%
398 votes
No
78%
1,374 votes

9. If so, which ones? (Please select all that apply)

Biphasic Pattern (1 6 hour night sleep + 1 30-90 minute afternoon nap a day)
15%
268 votes
Triphasic Pattern (1.5 evenly spaced naps a day)
9%
152 votes
Everyman Pattern (Polyphasic) (1 3 hour main sleep + 3 20 minute evenly spaced naps a day)
9%
165 votes
Uberman Pattern (Polyphasic) (6 30 minute evenly spaced naps a day)
7%
117 votes
Dymaxion Pattern (Polyphasic) (4 30 minute evenly spaced naps a day)
5%
87 votes
I'm not aware of any alternate sleeping patterns.
75%
1,329 votes

10. Would you ever consider following an alternate sleeping pattern?

Yes
26%
466 votes
No
74%
1,306 votes
12/10/2015 Health & Fitness 1772 31 By: Bbpm

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