Sleep Statistics

Insomnia Statistics

  • 20%-40% of all adults have insomnia in the course of any year
  • 1 out of 3 people have insomnia at some point in their lives
  • Over 70 million Americans suffer from disorders of sleep and wakefulness
  • Of those, 60% have a chronic disorder

Sleep Apnea Statistics

  • Over 18 million Americans suffer from sleep apnea
  • An estimated 10 million Americans remain undiagnosed
  • Over 50% of all apnea cases are diagnosed in people aged 40 and over
  • More prevalent in men than women
  • 4 to 9% of middle-aged men suffer from apnea
  • 2 to 4% of middle-aged women suffer from apnea

Narcolepsy Statistics

  • Affects as many as 200,000 Americans
  • Fewer than 50,000 are diagnosed
  • 8 to 12% have a close relative with the disease
  • Affects men slightly more than women
  • 20 to 25% of people with narcolepsy have all four symptoms
    (excessive daytime sleepiness, sudden loss of muscle function, sleep paralysis, hallucinations)

Restless Leg Syndrome Statistics

  • Affects as many as 10% of Americans
  • Can begin at an early age and worsens with age
  • Pregnancy or hormonal changes can temporarily worsen this disorder

Children & Sleep Statistics

  • Over 2 million children suffer from sleep disorders
  • Estimated that 30 to 40% of children to not sleep enough
  • Children require an average of 9 to 10 hours of sleep each night

Women & Sleep Statistics

  • Women are twice as likely as men to have difficulty falling and staying asleep
  • Pregnancy can worsen sleep patterns
  • Menopause and hormone changes cause changes in sleep

Older Adult Statistics

  • Over half of those over the age of 65 experience disturbed sleep
  • Those over 65 make up about 13% of the US population, but consume over 30% of prescription drug and 40% of sleeping pills

General Statistics

  • Adults require an average of 8 to 8.5 hours of sleep each night
  • Sleep problems add an estimated $15.9 billion to national health care costs
  • 84 classifications of sleep disorders exist