Sleeping Disorder Statistics

Sleep Deprivation Statisitcs Data
Number of people in the U.S. who have a chronic sleep disorder 40 Million
Estimated cost to U.S. employers in lost productivity due to sleep loss issues $18 Billion
Percent of people who suffer from sleep apnea 5 %
Percent of American adults experience a sleep problem a few nights per week 62 %
Percent of all adults have insomnia in the course of any year 30 %
Average Hours of Sleep Needed by Age Hours Needed
Ages 5 – 10 11 hours
Ages 10 – 17 9 hours
Adults 8 hours
Percent of adults who reported getting an average of 6 hours or less 29 %
Percent of high school students who reported getting an average of at least 8 hours 31 %
Sleep Behavior Statistics  
Unintentionally fell asleep during the day at least once in the past month 37.9 %
Nodded off or fell asleep while driving in the past month 4.5 %
Annual number of car crash fatalities attributed to falling asleep 1,550
Annual number of nonfatal car crash injuries attributed to falling asleep 40,000
Sleep-Related Difficulties Among Young Adults (20+) Percent Number
Concentrating on things 23.2 % 49.2 Million
Remembering things 18.2 % 38.8
Working on hobbies 13.3 % 28.2
Driving or taking public transportation 11.3 % 24
Taking care of financial affairs 10.5 % 22.3
Performing employed or volunteer work 8.6 % 18.3
Sleep Disorder Statistics Data
Number of people who suffer from insomnia 70 Million
Number of people who suffer from sleep apnea 18 Million
Number of people who suffer from narcolepsy 200,000
Number of people who suffer from restless leg syndrome 20 Million

A sleep disorder, or somnipathy, is a medical disorder of the sleep patterns of a person or animal. Some sleep disorders are serious enough to interfere with normal physical, mental, social and emotional functioning.

Statistic Verification
Source: National Sleep Foundation, National Department of Transportation, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Research Date: April 12th, 2015

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