(RepublicanDaily.org) – This year’s presidential vote was one of the most confusing in recent memory. Absentee votes exploded in number, mostly as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and social distancing guidelines. Because of the different rules around the processing of these ballots from one state to the next, tracking results in real-time became extremely difficult.
That didn’t stop Americans from paying attention. On Thursday, November 5, tech company Oura published a blog detailing the results of a study conducted on American sleeping patterns. The report claims that, collectively, we lost over 138 million hours of sleep on the night of November 3rd.
Losing sleep over election results? You’re not alone.
Our data shows Americans lost 25.20 minutes of sleep on average on election night. Added up across the US, that’s 138,833,045 hrs of lost sleep 🤯 https://t.co/QL50JPQ6jY
Great health starts with great sleep. Rest up 🙏 pic.twitter.com/Ul9oznnt1Z
— Oura (@ouraring) November 5, 2020
This statistic reflects the closeness of the race as well as ongoing confusion over the outcome. Major media outlets have now declared Biden the victor, but states have not confirmed the official results. America’s sleeping patterns may have normalized, but it’s going to take some time for her political institutions to follow suit.
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