Sleep and Sleep Disorder Statistics

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Sleep and Sleep Disorder Statistics

Below is a compilation of interesting statistics that relate to sleep and sleep disorders.

Sleep Disorder Statistics:

  • 50-70 million US adults have a sleep disorder.
  • 0% report snoring.
  • 9% reported unintentionally falling asleep during the day at least once in the preceding month.
  • 7% reported nodding off or falling asleep while driving at least once in the preceding month.
  • Drowsy driving is responsible for 1,550 fatalities and 40,000 nonfatal injuries annually in the United States.
  • Insomnia is the most common specific sleep disorder, with short term issues reported by about 30% of adults and chronic insomnia by 10%
  • 25 Million U.S. adults have obstructive sleep apnea
  • 9-21% of women have obstructive sleep apnea
  • 24-31% of men have obstructive sleep apnea
  • 3–5% of the overall proportion of obesity in adults could be attributable to short sleep

Sleep Deprivation Statistics:

  • 37% of 20-39 year-olds report short sleep duration
  • 40% of 40-59 year-olds report short sleep duration
  • 3% adults report <7 hours of sleep during a typical 24-hour period.
  • 100,000 deaths occur each year in US hospitals due to medical errors and sleep deprivation have been shown to make a significant contribution.

Sleep Needs by Age Group:

  • Adult: 7 – 9 hours
  • Teenager: 8 – 10 hours
  • Child 6 – 12 years: 9- 12 hours
  • Child 3 – 5 years: 10 – 13 hours (including naps)
  • Child 1 – 2 years: 11 – 14 hours (including naps)
  • Infants 4 -12 months: 12 – 16 hours (including naps)
By |2019-01-24T22:01:35+00:00January 7th, 2019|BETTER HEALTH, SLEEP DISORDERS|Comments Off on Sleep and Sleep Disorder Statistics