Nursing students are the second most sleep-deprived majors in America


According to a new survey, nursing students are the second most sleep-deprived majors in America. Sleeping just 5.69 hours a night on average, they were beaten only by architects who get just 5.28 hours a night.

In addition, nearly 70% of nurses reported that they had fallen asleep in class at least once compared to 55% of all students. But doing nursing doesn’t just take a toll on your school life. 40% of nursing students surveyed also reported falling asleep in social situations, above the average of 30%.

On the other end of the spectrum, just 16% of environmental science majors reported falling asleep in class. The most well-rested majors are Microbiologists who surprisingly reported that they get over 7 hours sleep, the recommended amount for adults according to the CDC.

See where your major ranks below – the stats come from over 1500 US students from 41 states, who replied to the Tab’s sleep survey and self-reported the amount of sleep they get per night on average.