I’ve been dragging for the last few days — I just can’t seem to resist watching the latest speeches from the Republican National Convention. I was similarly distracted by the Democratic Convention last week. It’s affected my sleep habits: I got 1 to 2 hours less sleep than normal each night I stayed up to watch the politicians pontificate.
Greta, on the other hand, is content to watch the wrap-up coverage on the news the next morning while she works out on the treadmill. But even Greta couldn’t resist the temptation of another recent event: the Olympic Games in Beijing. For the first week of the games, she and I stayed up an extra two hours every night, just to see if Michael Phelps would win another medal or the Chinese diving team would attain perfection. By the second week of the games, Greta returned to her normal sleep schedule, but I continued staying up late until the games were over.
This got us to wondering — do people get more distracted by sports, or by politics? Or is the sort of person who’s likely to let the Olympics mess up their sleeping schedule also likely to stay up late for politics? This week’s Casual Fridays study will explore just that question.
As usual, there are only a few questions, which will take you less than five minutes to complete. You’ll have until Thursday, September 11, to answer. There is no limit on the number of responses. Don’t forget to check in next week to see the results!