The percentage of employed adults who reported an average of 6 hours or less of sleep per 24-hour period increased from 28.4% during 2008–2009 to 32.6% during 2017–2018.
During this period, increases were noted among private sector employees (29.5% to 33.3%), government employees (28.8% to 32.8%), and the self-employed (24.3% to 31.4%).
A lower percentage of the self- employed reported 6 hours or less of sleep compared with private sector and government employees during 2008–2009.
The smaller differences by employment categories noted during 2017–2018 were not statistically significant.
Source: National Health Interview Survey, 2008–2009 and 2017–2018. https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nhis.htm.