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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
Those 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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