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Here you can find useful facts surrounding sleep and sleep 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

According to an NSF survey, 58% of adults say they suffer from symptoms of insomnia.

Fast Fact #3

The annual health care bill for someone who suffers from sleep apnea (but has not yet been diagnosed) is approximately twice as much as the yearly total for someone without this condition.

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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