I know a few people that claim to love sleep more than anything. That is ironic because those that claim this are often the most chronically sleep-deprived of us. Americans on average sleep about 6.8 hours a day. That is an hour less than in 1942 (1). This fact is depressing and ends up causing a malaise of sleep deprivation in the general populace.
Out of all the things one can do to promote a healthy lifestyle, good quality sleep (while acknowledged) is often the first thing to suffer from cutbacks and created excuses. This is mostly just a byproduct of how our society operates these days. With so many 24 hour stores in our cities, easy access to light sources and now mobile screens to stare into like some magic crystal ball, it is no wonder that it can be difficult to get some solid shut eye.