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Some Statistical Information

A 2005 survey by the National Sleep Foundation (NSF) revealed that 75

percent of adults had at least one symptom of a sleep problem and that 54

percent experienced at least one symptom of insomnia - they either cannot get to sleep or cannot maintain being asleep.

Some other statistics on the prevalence of Sleep Disorders include:

 It is estimated that 30 to 40 percent of Americans suffer from insomnia occasionally, with 10 to 15 percent having chronic insomnia problems.

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 Some 40 percent of adults have a snoring problem and they are not the only ones suffering as their spouses also suffer disruption of their sleep

 Between 2 to 4 percent of the population suffer from sleep apnea, a condition in which a person experience pauses in breathing during their sleep.

 Another 5 to 10 percent of people have restless leg syndrome (RLS), a condition of unpleasant tingling sensation in their legs at night which can cause pain.

 An NBC News report on 4th March, 2008 reported that 29% of the population find themselves sleepy at work.

 The same NBC report also revealed that 20% of the people said that lack of sleep resulted in less sex in their lives.

The Symptoms and Effects of Sleep Deprivation

Sleep deprivation as a result of a sleeping disorder can have serious consequences. Sleep deprivation affect virtually all aspects of our lives and some of the consequences resulting from sleep deficiency include the following:

 Insufficient sleep could result in Obesity.

 Sleep deprivation could lead to Diabetes.

 Other consequences of poor sleep include Heart Disease, High Blood Pressure and Stroke.

 Your memory could be affected by the lack of sleep and you may face potential concentration problems.

 People who have lack of sleep are more moody and irritable.

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 There is a higher rate of accidents and injuries amongst sleep-deprived persons.

 Sleep deficiency also lead to lower efficiency and lower job performance.

 Marital and social problems could arise due to sleep deprivation.

 Some sleep disorders such as obstructive sleep apnea can be life-threatening.