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)