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A full nights rest is not a luxary but a nescessity but a requirement to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Teenagers are recommended to have any where from 9 to 11 hours of sleep each night. Adults from the age of 18-65 should sleep from 7-9 hours per day.


Insomnia Statistics

- 20-40% of all adults have insomnia in the course of any year

- 1 out of 3 people have insomnia at some point in their lives

- Over 70 million Americans suffer from disorders of sleep and wakefulness

- Of those, 60% have a chronic disorder


Sleep Apnea Statistics

- Over 18 million Americans suffer from sleep apnea

- An estimated 10 million Americans remain undiagnosed

- Over 50% of all apnea cases are diagnosed in people aged 40 and over

- More prevalent in men than women

- 4 to 9% of middle-aged men suffer from apnea

- 2 to 4% of middle-aged women suffer from apnea


Narcolepsy Statistics


- Affects as many as 200,000 Americans

- Fewer than 50,000 are diagnosed

- 8 to 12% have a close relative with the disease

- Affects men slightly more than women

- 20 to 25% of people with narcolepsy have all four symptoms (excessive daytime sleepiness, sudden loss of muscle function, sleep paralysis, hallucinations)


Restless Leg Syndrome Statistics

- Affects as many as 10% of Americans

- Can begin at an early age and worsens with age

- Pregnancy or hormonal changes can temporarily worsen this disorder


Children & Sleep Statistics

- Over 2 million children suffer from sleep disorders

- Estimated that 30 to 40% of children to not sleep enough

- Children require an average of 9 to 10 hours of sleep each night


Women & Sleep Statistics

- Women are twice as likely as men to have difficulty falling and staying asleep

- Pregnancy can worsen sleep patterns

- Menopause and hormone changes cause changes in sleep


Older Adult Statistics

- Over half of those over the age of 65 experience disturbed sleep

- hose over 65 make up about 13% of the US population, but consume over 30% of prescription drug and 40% of sleeping pills


General Statistics

- Adults require an average of 8 to 8.5 hours of sleep each night

- Sleep problems add an estimated $15.9 billion to national health care costs

- 84 classifications of sleep disorders exist

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