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Here you can find useful facts surrounding sleep and sleeping disorders.

Fast Fact #1

The average American woman gets only 6.5 hours of sleep per night. Seven to 8 hours of sleep hours of sleep is recommended by the National Sleep Foundation (NSF).

Fast Fact #2

Some sleeping tablets, such as barbiturates, suppress REM sleep, which can be harmful over a long period of time.

Fast Fact #3

The record for the longest period without sleep is 18 days, 21 hours, 40 minutes during a rocking chair marathon. The record holder reported hallucinations, paranoia, blurred vision, slurred speech and memory and concentration lapses.

Fast Fact #4

Sleep-deprived drivers are as dangerous as drunk drivers.

Fast Fact #5

According to the NSF, 1 out of 4 adult Americans takes sleep medication at some point during the year.

Fast Fact #6

There are over 100 recognized sleep disorders.

Fast Fact #7

Approximately half of senior citizens have a sleep disorder.

Fast Fact #8

Insomnia and sleep apnea account for more than 50 percent of all sleep disorder diagnoses.

Fast Fact #9

An estimated one in five adults has some form of sleep apnea. One in 15 adults suffers from moderate and severe forms of the disorder.

Fast Fact #10

More than 100,000 motor vehicle accidents each year are sleep-related.

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