Statistics of Sleep Disorders

Mon, May 18, 2009

Sleep DisordersSleepStatistics

Insomnia Statistics

·         For a period of one year 20% to 40% of all adults experience insomnia in one way or another

·         At least, at some point in their lives there are1 out of 3 people have insomnia

·         More than 70 million Americans suffer from sleep disorders and/or wakefulness problems

·         60% of those people have a chronic sleep disorder of some sort

Sleep Apnea Statistics

·         Sleep apnea is responsible for over 18 million Americans who suffer from it

·         Still more than 10 million Americans remain undiagnosed

·         People age 40 and over have been diagnosed with apnea in 50% cases

·         Apnea is more prevalent in men than in women

·         4 to 9% of middle-aged men suffer from apnea

·         Women suffer from apnea in 2 to 4% of middle-aged population

Restless Leg Syndrome Statistics

·         Restless legs syndrome affects as many as 10% of Americans 

·         It can begin at an early age and becomes even worse later in life

·         This disorder is observed during pregnancy or when hormonal changes are temporarily worsen

Children & Sleep Statistics

·         Sleep disorders is diagnosed in over 2 million children who suffer from it

·         It has been estimated that 30% to 40% of children do not sleep enough

·         9 to 10 hours of sleep in average is required for children each night

Women & Sleep Statistics

·         Have difficulty falling asleep and staying asleep in women is twice as likely as in men

·         Sleep patterns is worsen during pregnancy

·         Changes in sleep pattern is more likely to happen during menopause or any hormone changes

Older Adult Statistics

·         People older than 65 experience disturbed sleep in 50% of the cases

·         Those  people consist of 13% of the US population. They also consume over 30% of prescription drug and 40% of sleeping pills

General Statistics

·         8 to 8.5 hours of sleep each night is an average requirements for an adult

·         An estimated $15.9 billion of the national health care costs is accounted for sleep problems add

·         An astonishing 84 classifications of sleep disorders are recognized at the present time 


Financial Worries are the Cause of more than 90% of Employees Losing Sleep

Recent poll conducted by ComPsych Corp. shows that 92% among corporate employees claim financial worries for keeping them up at night. Only 8% of employees say that they are “not worried.”Employees have been asked: “Do financial worries keep you up at night? If so, what is your biggest concern?”

Here is what they said:

·         Cost of living (30%t)

·         Credit card debt (29%)

·         Mortgage payment (14%)

·         Retirement account (13%)

·         Kids’ tuition (3%)

·         Health care costs (3%)



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