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Sleep Facts

According to the National Sleep Foundation:

  • 63% of Americans get less than 8 hours of the sleep they need a night.
  • 2 of 5 adults are so sleepy during the day it interferes with daily activities.
  • Over 50% of Americans frequently experience symptoms of insomnia.
  • 50% of Americans drive while drowsy. 20-30% have fallen asleep while driving.
  • 80% of children don't get enough sleep. (5-12-year-olds need 10 to 11 hours.)

Lack of sufficient sleep can have the following results:

  • Impaired performance the next day.
  • You feel stress and anger more keenly.
  • You have trouble concentrating.
  • You can be more prone to injuries and health problems.
  • Impaired judgment. Driving after 17-19 continuous waking hours is the equivalent to being legally drunk.
  • Children can become irritable, restless, moody and lack control.