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

Questions: How many people have a sleeping disorder ? What are the common causes of sleep disorders ?

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Sleep Deprivation StatisitcsData
Number of people in the U.S. who have a chronic sleep disorder40 Million
Estimated cost to U.S. employers in lost productivity due to sleep loss issues$18 Billion
Percent of people who suffer from sleep apnea5 %
Percent of American adults experience a sleep problem a few nights per week62 %
Percent of all adults have insomnia in the course of any year30 %
Average Hours of Sleep Needed by AgeHours Needed
Ages 5 – 1011 hours
Ages 10 – 179 hours
Adults8 hours
Percent of adults who reported getting an average of 6 hours or less29 %
Percent of high school students who reported getting an average of at least 8 hours31 %
Sleep Behavior Statistics 
Unintentionally fell asleep during the day at least once in the past month37.9 %
Nodded off or fell asleep while driving in the past month4.5 %
Annual number of car crash fatalities attributed to falling asleep1,550
Annual number of nonfatal car crash injuries attributed to falling asleep40,000
Sleep-Related Difficulties Among Young Adults (20+)PercentNumber
Concentrating on things23.2 %49.2 Million
Remembering things18.2 %38.8
Working on hobbies13.3 %28.2
Driving or taking public transportation11.3 %24
Taking care of financial affairs10.5 %22.3
Performing employed or volunteer work8.6 %18.3
Sleep Disorder StatisticsData
Number of people who suffer from insomnia70 Million
Number of people who suffer from sleep apnea18 Million
Number of people who suffer from narcolepsy200,000
Number of people who suffer from restless leg syndrome20 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.

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