The Bronx is up — and so is the rest of the city.
Fewer than one in four New Yorkers get the recommended eight hours or more of sleep — with half pulling in no more than six hours, according to an eye-opening lifestyle poll released Wednesday.
“I always shoot for the full eight hours. But I’m not the greatest with workplace-home separation,’’ admitted Brittany Simon, 29, a middle-school history teacher from Harlem.
When asked about his sleep schedule, Manhattan construction worker Jonathan Cole, 34, threw up his hands and said, “Oh, forget it.
“My sleeping schedule is all over the place,’’ he said. “I have a bunch of books next to my bed, and I just grab one when I wake up at night and read until I’m tired.’’
Right now, “I’m working on James Patterson’s ‘Murder Games.’ ”
The Siena College Research Institute polled 802 random adults in the Big Apple, suburbs and upstate by telephone from March 1 to March 29.
SCRI Director Don Levy said the findings might not come as a surprise to bleary-eyed city residents.
“They’re busy, and that’s all the sleep that’s available,” he told The Post.
On problem might be that while New Yorkers such as Cole turn to books and Simon to an old-fashioned remedy handed down by her mother — “a warm cup of milk’’ — most of us want our joe.
Of those who drink coffee, nearly a third said they have to have it at the start of every day.
“I am hopelessly addicted to coffee,” Miranda Lawrence, 34, of the Upper West Side said. “If I don’t have my two cups in the morning, I’m in trouble.”
More than a third of city denizens spend time during their first hour awake online — checking their email, text messages or social-media accounts.
“First thing in the morning, I grab my phone from the nightstand and go through any messages,” said Hell’s Kitchen resident Diana Rodriguez, 28, a computer scientist. “It’s a morning ritual for me to take 10 to 15 minutes to respond to messages.”
As for what New Yorkers worry about, city residents said they think about money more than once a day.
“It’s that constant internal dialogue of, ‘Do I have enough? Can I make my bills? Am I putting enough away?’ ” Levy said.
“These are just everyday, mundane aspects of life that maybe we don’t talk about with each other, but we do talk about these things with ourselves.”
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