Written by eHealth Navigator Sunday, 25 March 2012 9:31AM

•  People who suffer from sleep deprivation are 27% more likely to become overweight or obese.

•  Forty-eight percent of Americans report insomnia occasionally, while 22 percent experience insomnia almost every night.

•  Women are 1.3 times more likely to report insomnia than men.

•  People over age 65 are 1.5 times more likely to complain of insomnia than younger people.

•  Divorced, widowed and separated people report more insomnia.

•  Most recent annual estimate of the direct costs of insomnia is nearly $14 billion.

•  According to the National Institutes of Health, the best amount of sleep for most adults is 7-8 hours per night.

•  According to the National Sleep Foundation as many as two-thirds of children suffer from sleep problems.


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