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Sleep Duration and Life Satisfaction

Alan Piper

No 745, SOEPpapers on Multidisciplinary Panel Data Research from DIW Berlin, The German Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP)

Abstract: Sleep is an important part of life, with an individual spending an estimated 32 years of her life asleep. Despite this importance, little is known about life satisfaction and sleep duration. Using German panel data, it is shown that sleep is an important factor for life satisfaction and that maximal life satisfaction is associated with about eight hours of sleep on a typical weekday. This figure represents, on average, an hour more than people currently sleep suggesting that more sleep would lead to a higher reported satisfaction with life.

Keywords: Sleep; Life Satisfaction; SOEP; fixed effects (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C23 D10 I31 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 20 p.
Date: 2015
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