From what I can find, about 50 Million adults. This varies between Insomnia, Sleep Apnea, Narcolepsy, Sleep Walking, Night Terrors and other sleeping problems.
5.8% of Americans suffer from a sleep disorder, with 4.2% of those dealing with sleep apnea, 1.2 dealing with insomnia, and .4% dealing with RLS (restless leg syndrome). If the current U.S. population is 308,413,025, which it is, according to the Census Bureau’s population clock, then 17,887,956 have a sleep disorder. However, one of the conclusions of that study (the study that gave me the 5.8 number) was that the number of sleep disorders seems to be under-reported, so there could be many more folks.
Sleeping disorders are a common condition. 33% of the population have sleeping disorders, of these, 60% are chronic. Common sleeping disorders are insomnia and sleep apnea. Stress, anxiety, epilepsy, diabetes, and alcohol use can cause sleeping problems like insomnia. Sleeping conditions are treated bby use of medications, stress training, and exercise.
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