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