US-Mattress Sleep Study Debunks Old Adage "Early Bird Gets The Worm," Finds No Link Between Income And Daily Wake-Up Time

Most respondents in every income group wake up at 7 a.m. or earlier, disproving the notion that getting up early equates to wealth

Dec 17, 2015, 09:41 ET from US-Mattress

BRIGHTON, Mich., Dec. 17, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- US-Mattress, the first online mattress retailer that offers the largest selection of brand name mattress sets, conducted a recent sleep study that reveals that getting up early is not a determining factor of wealth, debunking the old adage that the "early bird gets the worm."

"Usually people assume that those with higher incomes work harder and get up earlier, but the results show that even low-income earners get up as early as people who earn more," said Dongna Wang, chief researcher at US-Mattress. "This is significant because it disproves a widely held misconception relating income and wake-up time."

Operated through Google Surveys, the study surveyed nearly 500 participants in a wide range of incomes, from those earning less than $24,000 annually to those earning more than $150,000. The results demonstrated that those who make the least money are as likely to wake up before 7 a.m. on weekdays as those who make the most money, which goes against the commonly held beliefs that getting up early makes a person "healthy, wealthy and wise." Additional results include:

  • 66 percent of all respondents chose "before 6 a.m." or "6 a.m. to 7 a.m." as their wake-up time.
  • A majority of respondents in every income group get up at or before 7 a.m.
  • Respondents earning $0-24,000 are the income group least likely to get up after 10 a.m.

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About US-Mattress

US-Mattress was the first online mattress retailer with the largest selection of name brand mattress sets. Founded in 2001, the company recently opened five new stores throughout southeast Michigan to offer customers an unmatched in-store experience. In each showroom and online, a 10-point Comfort Scale® rating system displays its mattresses from firmest to softest—a system that was established to help solve the problem people often face of finding the right mattress. From traditional springs to memory foam, US-Mattress only carries the most trusted brands, including Beautyrest, Sealy, Serta, Stearns & Foster, Spring Air, Tempur-Pedic, Aireloom and ViSpring. For more information, visit

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