HEALTHY LIVING

Are You Sleep Deprived? We Want To Know Why

06/17/2015 07:00 am ET | Updated Dec 04, 2015

Do you feel like this little guy during every work meeting, no matter the time of day?

Are you constantly wishing it was nap time, no matter how many cups of coffee you've guzzled since 6 a.m.? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, sleep deprivation is considered a public health epidemic because so many of us struggle with sleep quality, duration, behaviors and disorders. And it clearly affects a person's ability to live a better life.

“An astounding amount of new science makes it clear that sleep is absolutely essential for our health, our mental clarity, our happiness,” The Huffington Post's president and editor-in-chief, Arianna Huffington, told Parade. “For me, sleep ranks No. 1.”

To better understand the details of how we all sleep -- and what keeps us from it -- HuffPost and Parade are teaming up to invite readers to take this short survey on their sleep hygiene. Spend just a few minutes answering our questions, and you'll automatically be entered to win a Serta Perfect Sleeper queen mattress set (worth over $399) or a Get More Sleep gift pack with prizes worth more than $565. Anything to help you catch a few more Z's, right?

Click here to take the survey and be entered to win a sleep-boosting prize. Your answers might even be featured anonymously in a future Parade cover story on the importance of getting a good night's sleep -- and how to do so.

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