1581 Days Driving, 26 Years Sleeping—How Much Time Do We Spend Doing Regular Tasks Over Our Lifetimes?

There are a lot of things we have to do on a regular basis just in order to exist. Between eating, sleeping, going to the DMV, and a slew of other tasks, we live pretty busy lives. Activities that seem like they only take a little bit of time can really add up over the course of our lives.

Here are some stats on how much of your time will be spent on everyday activities throughout the course of your life.

19 Years Brushing Your Teeth

While we all know that we’re supposed to brush our teeth for two minutes at least twice a day, we don’t always actually brush that long or even often. If we followed those parameters, every person would spend 79 days brushing our teeth in our lifetimes.

Young boy brushing teeth, Italy
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Photo Credit: Godong / Universal Images Group via Getty Images

However, a study showed that the average person only spends about 19 days of their life brushing their teeth. Not brushing correctly or enough can lead to tooth decay and cavities, bad breath, and gum disease, so start hitting those two minutes.