Yes, a national day to emphasize that sleep is essential for overall health.
Check out these alarming statistics.
Adults between 18-64 need 7 or more hours of sleep per night, according to the Sleep Foundation.
How many do YOU actually get?
In 1942, Americans had 7.9 hours on average hours per night compared to 6.2 hours in 2021.
Most teenagers only get about 6.5 to 7.5 hours of sleep per night, although they should sleep between 8-10 hours.
1 in 3 adults get the proper amount of sleep.
Almost half of all Americans say they feel sleepy during the day between 3-7 days per week.
Women have a lifetime risk of insomnia that is as much as 40% higher than that of men.
Between 10% and 30% of adults struggle with chronic insomnia.
Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) makes women at least two times as likely to report insomnia-like symptoms before and during their period.
Around 50% of pregnant women experience insomnia-like symptoms.
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About 80% of people who take prescription sleep medications experienced residual effects like oversleeping, feeling groggy, or having a hard time concentrating the next day.
Sleep deprivation increases your risk of obesity.
Almost 20% of all car crash accidents and injuries are associated with sleepiness.
🚨 4.2% reported falling asleep or nodding off while driving in the last 30 days. 🚨
Here's wherr it becomes very interesting ....
With all of these alarming statistics, I was surprised to see that only 20% of American adults tried a natural remedy for sleep problems in the last year.
And only over 4% of U.S. adults (age 20 and over) said they took some sort of sleep aid in the last 30 days.
Not getting enough sleep may cause problems with learning, reacting, and focusing, making it difficult to make decisions, control your emotions, solve problems, or cope with change.
‼️The truth is that we are a society taking sleep for granted‼️
If you are a part of any of these statistics, I’d like to help you find sleep support to get you the rest you need to be your best.