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06/12/2014 04:29 pm ET Updated Jun 12, 2014

Why Do New Yorkers Get So Little Sleep?

A Fast Company infographic is illuminating just how late into the night New Yorkers are staying up. While that's not the healthiest habit, another journalist covering New York City said being a night owl makes sense for the people who live there.

New York Magazine senior editor Christopher Bonanos told HuffPost Live's Caroline Modarressy-Tehrani that the nonstop Big Apple lifestyle often makes later hours necessary.

"[It's that] we start late in the morning in Manhattan, and then we just keep going," he reasoned. "Plus, it's a city of high-achieving people, and high-achieving people are trying to squeeze every possible minute out of the day. So that in turn means a lot going on late at night."

Late nights are baked right into the legacy of New York, Bonanos added.

"It's the biggest cliche in the world, right?" he said. "The city that never sleeps. Delis that are open 24-hours."

Watch the full HuffPost Live segment spotlighting New York Magazine's Guide To Sleep below:

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