How Little Sleep Can You Get Away With?

Nice example of a real life phenomena closely modelling a Gaussian normal distribution. The average hours of sleep on a weeknight (for males) was 6.9 hours with a standard deviation of 1.5 hours. Using this data, let’s calculate what percentage of men get a good night’s sleep. The diagram indicates 27%.

\(Z = \frac{8 – 6.9}{1.5} = .73\)

\(normalCDF(.73,99) = .23 = 23\%\)