54 Shocking Sleep Statistics and Trends for 2019

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Shocking Sleep Statistics and Trends for 2019

One sleepless night, nothing to worry about, they said.

 

This is what many Americans and people around the world say right before they are in a car crash or make a fatal mistake at work.

We all know that sleep is necessary for our physical and mental health, but very few know how important it really is.

The truth is that we take sleep for granted.

 

Sleep deprivation is similar to alcohol intoxication, and it may be helpful to think of it that way.

 

So, would you go to work intoxicated by alcohol? You certainly would not.

 

In just 10 minutes, these 54 sleep statistics will make it clear to you that sleeping disorders and deprivation are NO JOKE, and we should all take our sleep more seriously.

 

Who knows, knowing all this might save your or someone’s life.

Illustration of a Man and His Bed Flying

01

General Sleep Data and Stats

Sleeping 60 to 90 minutes more per night can make you happier and healthier.


[1] American Psyhology Association

We dream 4-6 times per night but forget 95-99% of our dreams the next morning.


[2] Sleep

REM Sleep constitutes of 20% of our total sleep time while the remaining 80% are non-REM sleep stages.


[3] WebMD

Body Temperature Fluctuations GraphOur body temperature drops by 1-2 degrees during the night so it’s perfectly normal to feel a bit chilly.


[3] WebMD

Sleeping In a Fetal Position41% of adults prefer to sleep in the fetal position while only 8% sleep on their back, even though it’s the healthiest position.


[4] Sleep

6-8% of the participants in one study reported a condition called “sexsomia” which means waking up in the middle of the night to get intimate with your partner.


[5] MDPI – Journal of Clinical Medicine

02

Sleep Deprivation Statistics

Average Hours of Sleep Per Night Graph

In 1942, Americans had 7.9 hours on average hours per night compared to 6.8 hours in 2013, which is a 13% decrease.


[6] Gallup News

40% of people age 40 to 59 reported that they are getting less than recommended amounts of sleep.


[7] National Center for Biotechnology Information

Falling asleep takes on average 10-15 minutes. If you pass out within a few minutes, it might mean you are sleep deprived.


Lack of Sleep costs the United States over $411 Billion Annually, reported Fortune Magazine.


35% of adults don’t get enough sleep (7 hours per day) according to the CDC.


[8] Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

20% of teenagers get less than 5 hours of sleep, while average amount is 6.5 hours.


[9] Scientific American

REM Sleep constitutes of 20% of our total sleep time while the remaining 80% are non-REM sleep stages.


[3] WebMD

Over 100 thousand deaths can be attributed to medical errors due to sleep deprivation.


[10] National Center for Biotechnology Information

People with a college degree or higher have the most sleep (72%), while unemployed or those unable to work much lower (at 51 and 60% respectively).


[8] Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Healthy Sleep duration is more common among married people (67%), and lower in those who were never married (62%) or who were divorced, separated, or widowed (56%).


[8] Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

37% of people between 20 and 39 years-old reported short sleep duration.


[7] National Center For Biotechnology Information

The population of Hawaii has the shortest sleep duration (54%) while South Dakota has the highest (72%).


[8] Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Almost 20% of all car crash accidents and injuries are associated with sleepiness.


[11] National Center for Biotechnology Information

Illustration of an Overweight Man


3-5%
of obesity in adults could be caused by lack of sleep.


[12] Harvard | School of Public Health

03

Sleep Disorders Statistics

50 to 70 million people in the US suffer from one or several sleep disorders.


[14] Maternal and Child Health Burea

48% of people in the U.S. reported snoring problems.


[15] Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

4.7% reported falling asleep or nodding off while driving in the preceding month.


[16] Soutern Indiana ENT

Young Man Sleeping at Work Illustration37.9% of people reported unintentionally falling asleep during the day or at work in the last 30 days.


[17] Medscape

Insomnia

Every Third Adult In US Suffers From Insomnia

 

30% of adult U.S. population suffer from Insomnia and 10% from chronic Insomnia, making it the most common sleep disorder.


[18] National Center for Biotechnology Information

75 to 90% of insomnia sufferers have an increased risk of medical disorders such as hypoxemia, GSD, and pain conditions.


[19] National Center for Biotechnology Information

Illustration of a Sad Girl40% of all insomnia patients have a coexisting psychiatric condition.


[20] National Center for Biotechnology Information

Sleep Apnea

25 Million U.S. adults suffer from obstructive sleep apnea.


[21] Springfield Smile Doctor

4-9% of middle-aged men and 2-4% of women suffer from sleep apnea.


Illustration Of a Man Snoring24-31% of men and 9-21% of women have obstructive sleep apnea, making it more prevalent in men.


[21] Springfield Smile Doctor

An estimated 10 million people in the United States remain undiagnosed.


[22] National Center for Biotechnology Information

Over 50% of diagnosed sleep apnea cases are reported in people age of 40 and over.


[23] National Center for Biotechnology Information

Narcolepsy

DNA IllustrationOne in 500 people that carry a gene responsible for developing narcolepsy will actually develop the disorder.


[24] National Organization for Rare Disorders

Only 20-25% of people will have all four narcolepsy symptoms (daytime sleepiness, sudden loss of muscle function, sleep paralysis, and hallucinations).


[25] National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

Narcolepsy affects 1 in every 2000 people in the States and over 3 million worldwide.


[26] Sleep Edu

Over 60% of Narcolepsy patients were misdiagnosed as obstructive sleep apnea or depression.


[27] National Center for Biotechnology Information

It is estimated that 75% of people suffering from Narcolepsy remain undiagnosed.


[25] National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

135,000 to 200,000 people in the United States have narcolepsy and affects men and women equally.


[25] National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

04

Sleep Aids Statistics

Percent Of Adults Who Use Sleep Medications GraphOver 4% of U.S. adults (age 20 and over) said they took some sort of medications or sleep aids in the last 30 days.


[28] Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Over 16% of adults using some form of sleep aids have reported a physician's diagnosis of a sleep disorder, which is 5 times higher than in those who did not report such diagnosis.


[28] Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

9 Million Americans take prescription drugs to help them fall asleep.


[29] NBC News

There are over 4700 sleep centers and labs in the U.S.


[30] Market Research

Sleep medication use was higher among women (5%) compared to men (3.1%).


[28] Center for Disease Control and Prevention

The frequency of sleep med use is associated with higher mortality rate.


[31] National Center for Biotechnology Information

Chineese Man and Woman Holding MedicationsChina is the most “sleep medicated” country in the world.


[32] Loughborough University

Those using sleep pills have a 35% higher chance of developing cancer, according to BMJ.


[33] BMJ Journals

CPAP devices market is valued at $4.3 billion and growing 7.2% a year.


[30] Market Research

05

Technology and Sleep

Over 10% of surveyed adults said they use sleep trackers regularly, 12% said they use it occasionally, while 30% said they won’t use it.


[34] Statista

50% more women use sleep trackers regularly compared to men.


[34] Statista

15% of the regular sleep app users are less than 30 years old and 9% are over 45 years old.


[35] Statista

Popularity Of Different Mattress Types Chart

Spring mattresses are still the most popular (32%) followed by memory foam mattresses (22%) while latex beds are at only 2%.


[36] Statista

Smart Mattress market size annual growth is 8.51% and was worth $92 million in 2017.


[37] Market Research Store

North America constitutes 54% of Sleep Tracking device market share of the $1,121.5 Million USD of the total market.


[38] Research Master

Sleep App on Mobile

 

8% of the U.S. adults use mobile apps to track sleep regularly and 9% occasionally while 31% declared they won’t use.


[39] Statista

[1] Stress and Sleep, American Psyhology Association






[7] Has Adult Sleep Duration Declined Over the Last 50+ Years?, National Center for Biotechnology Information

[8] 1 in 3 adults don’t get enough sleep, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


[10] Sleep Loss in Resident Physicians: The Cause of Medical Errors?, National Center for Biotechnology Information

[11] Functional and Economic Impact of Sleep Loss and Sleep-Related Disorders, National Center for Biotechnology Information

[12] Sleep Deprivation and Obesity, Harvard | School of Public Health

[13] Sleep Duration Recommendations, Sleep Foundation

[14] Sleep Disorders, Maternal and Child Health Burea

[15] Unhealthy Sleep-Related Behaviors — 12 States, 2009, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

[16] Sleep Disorder Treatment, Soutern Indiana ENT


[18] Insomnia: Definition, Prevalence, Etiology, and Consequences, National Center for Biotechnology Information

[19] Clinical correlates of insomnia in patients with chronic illness, National Center for Biotechnology Information


[21] Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Springfield Smile Doctor

[22] The Epidemiology of Adult Obstructive Sleep Apnea, National Center for Biotechnology Information


[24] Narcolepsy, National Organization for Rare Disorders

[25] Narcolepsy Fact Sheet, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke


[27] Misdiagnosis of narcolepsy, National Center for Biotechnology Information

[28] Prescription Sleep Aid Use Among Adults: United States, 2005–2010, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention



[31] Use of Sleep Medications and Mortality: The Hordaland Health Study, National Center for Biotechnology Information








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