When do MIT students sleep? (HMS)

Respondents were asked what time they typically go to sleep and wake up on weekdays. Based on these responses, more than half (54%) of MIT respondents allow themselves the chance to get 8+ hours of sleep; another 29% allow themselves to get 7 hours of sleep. The Healthy Minds Study conducted in 2013–14 found that national respondents, on average, slept 7.4 hours.

Typical week-
night sleep
time?

During this school year, at approximately what time have you typically woken up on weekdays? 

≤ 5 AM

6 AM

7 AM

8 AM

9 AM

10 AM

11 AM

12 PM ≥

Total %

≤ 10 PM

0.9%

2.7%

1.7%

0.5%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

6%

11 PM

0.8%

3.2%

9.1%

4.2%

1.1%

0.1%

0.0%

0.0%

19%

12 AM

0.3%

1.7%

7.4%

10.7%

3.2%

0.6%

0.1%

0.0%

24%

1 AM

0.1%

0.5%

2.7%

8.5%

7.4%

1.9%

0.4%

0.1%

22%

2 AM

0.1%

0.4%

1.0%

3.9%

6.3%

5.2%

1.0%

0.2%

18%

3 AM

0.0%

0.0%

0.3%

1.1%

2.1%

2.3%

1.7%

0.6%

8%

4 AM ≥

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.4%

0.5%

1.0%

0.6%

0.9%

3%

Total %

2%

9%

22%

29%

21%

11%

4%

2%

100%